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Luke Bryan's ACM Entertainer of the Year Nomination Is No Accident

Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Luke Bryan is a first-time nominee in the Entertainer of the Year category at this Sunday's ACM Awards, and he didn't get to that spot by accident.

Luke says, "When I moved to Nashville, I knew that I wanted to try to be the Entertainer of the Year at some point.  And that's just how I moved to town thinking."

Luke worked with that goal in mind as he began scoring hit after hit on the country chart, but he won't be crushed if someone else walks off with the Entertainer trophy this year.

"If that ever happens, it will be one of the biggest defining moments of my career, and if it doesn't ever happen, then it wasn't supposed to happen," Luke explains.  "I mean, I can't believe I’m this far in this business, and I treat every day like that."

If Luke does make it to the stage, he will be so happy to acknowledge his fans and the people on his team who make his recording and touring careers possible.

He says, "Your acceptance speech is the ability to thank everybody that allowed you to win it.  That's what's the fun part of winning awards is you get to go, 'You people are the ones that created this, and thank you.'"

Luke is set to co-host the ACM Awards with Blake Shelton Sunday night at 8 Eastern on CBS.  The two of them will open the show with a little help from Pistol Annies , Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley on Blake's new single, "Boys 'Round Here."  Luke is also set to premiere his brand-new single, "Crash My Party," during the three-hour broadcast.

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