Luke Bryan freaks out
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
– Luke Bryan woke up this morning to hear he had received his very first award nomination from the Academy of Country Music for "Best New Male Vocalist."
"Mama's going to freak about this one," he said "I'm freakin' out even more. Honestly, it's such a feeling of accomplishment. I can't even put it in to words."
Bryant's debut came out last summer, and he enjoyed a hit with "All My Friends Say." Bryan's new single "Country Man" goes for adds at country radio on March 24.
Bryan has been touring since the beginning of the year. In January, he opened for Trace Adkins "American Man" tour and is currently out with Dierks Bentley and his "Throttle Wide Open" tour. He opens the summer with being part of 12-time fellow ACM nominee Kenny Chesney as part of his "Poets & Pirates" stadium dates.
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