Luke seems a little overwhelmed by playing the massive stadium.
“It takes a few years to wrap your head around it…” Luke says wistfully.
Ladies be prepared to swoon over Luke Bryan‘s new song “Southern Gentleman.” Looks like that southern boy’s mama raised him right, teaching him to treat a woman like a lady. Luke debuted the song at an acoustic VIP set at a recent tour stop.
I was raised to stand up when you walk in the door
Spin you around an old hard pine floor
Rock you, baby, on a wrap-around porch underneath a magnolia blossom
Say, ‘I love you’ when I pull you close, and you know it’s true as the gospel
Take a listen…
Vince Gill is country music legend and his musical talents affect just about everybody in Nashville. As if we needed any proof some of our favorite country artists decided to figure out their “Vince Gill number.”
What is a “Vince Gill number” you ask? Well it’s simple really…… the number of “degrees of separation” from Vince various artists have. It’s based on the popular “six degrees of separation” theory, which states any two people could meet through a total of 5 connections.
In other words, Keith Urban’s Vince Gill number is 1 — meaning he’s been in the same room with Vince (and in Keith’s case, knows him personally). Hilariously, Keith takes it a step further, suggesting he may have possibly married Vince.
Luke Bryan, on other hand, is three degrees away from Vince. Where do artists like Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town land? Watch the video to find out.
The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, honoree Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public beginning Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00am CT on Ticketmaster.com.
The Academy also announced that Jason Aldean, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will be honored with the Academy’s prestigious Triple Crown Award. This award is given to those who have won New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Aldean’s Entertainer of the Year win this year made him eligible for this honor, as he was previously honored with the New Male Vocalist of the Year (2005) and Male Vocalist of the Year (2012-2014). The Triple Crown Award has been awarded to only six artists, including: Brooks & Dunn (2005), Kenny Chesney (2005), Mickey Gilley (2005), Merle Haggard (2005), Barbara Mandrell (2005) and Carrie Underwood (2009).
As previously announced, the 10TH ACM Honors will honor Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Eddie Rabbitt (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Carrie Underwood (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award), Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb (Poet’s Award), Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award) and The Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award).
Studio Recording Awards recipients include Jim ‘Moose’ Brown (Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year), Dave Cobb (Producer of the Year), Shannon Forrest (Drummer of the Year), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar Player of the Year), Justin Niebank (Audio Engineer of the Year), Danny Rader (Specialty instrument(s) Player of the Year), Michael Rhodes (Bass Player of the Year) and Derek Wells (Guitar Player of the Year). In addition, Ross Copperman will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.
For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.