Luke Bryan Worries He’s ‘Not Cool’ When it Comes to Awards
"You're always excited," Luke tells Country Aircheck (quote via WSAQ). "To be an important part of these award shows and then winning, I'm just not cool enough to act cool. I can't hold that in. I'm not going to walk up there and be all debonair. I'm going to be acting like an idiot. I think people want to feel like they're winning it, too. I may get up there and pull out some Michael Jackson backspins on the stage at the CMA's if I win."
Looks like Luke might need to practice keeping it together. According to Boot readers, the chart-topping artist is a shoo-in to take home the trophy for New Artist of the Year, beating fellow nominees Easton Corbin, Zac Brown Band, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young by a landslide in our poll. (Vote here!)
It makes sense that Luke is a fan favorite, since he works hard to stay up-close and personal with his audiences. "If there are people out by the bus, I'll come off the bus and sign autographs. I always want to be accessible," Luke tells The Boot. "If a fan wants to meet me, that opportunity is always there. That's the way you have to be, whether you're making ten thousand [dollars] or a million a show. I try to be that way; I can't say I'm the best, but I'm in the top percentage."
The CMA Awards will air live on ABC, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 10, from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.