Bryan fills the void
Thursday, September 6, 2012
– Lady Antebellum's misfortune was Luke Bryan's fortune.
Lady A could not make it to New York to help Jason Aldean announce the nominees for the 46th annual Country Music Association awards on Wednesday.
Bryan filled the void in what would be a busy day.
Bryan wrapped a busy day in with his first appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where Fallon surprised Bryan after his performance with a plaque recognizing sales of 7 million downloads of tracks from his
Platinum-certified album "tailgates & tanlines."
Bryan earlier received his first nomination in the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year category as well as Album of the Year for "tailgates & tanlines."
Bryan will make a second appearance on Good Morning America this morning to perform his new hit single Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.
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