Tuesday, November 5, 2013
– Luke Bryan will kick start the CMA Awards with an appearance tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will then open The 47th Annual CMA Awards with his recent number one hit That's My Kind of Night.
He will return later in the show to sing his new single Drink A Beer, dedicating this performance to his brother Chris and sister Kelly, whom he lost in 1996 and 2007 respectively.
"This is the coolest sad song ever," said Bryan. "It holds a special place in my heart, and I am honored the writers allowed me to record it."
The song, written by Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton, is the third single from Bryan's Platinum selling "Crash My Party." Stapleton, who sang background vocals on the track, will also perform them on the CMA Awards. The single can be heard now at country radio.
"It's always amazing to get the news that one of your songs is going to be cut by another artist, and I've been really lucky to have some success with that over the years," said Stapleton. "Luke asked me to sing on the track for his new album, and we've performed it live together, but I'm especially honored he asked me to stand up there with him on the CMA's on Wednesday night."
Bryan is nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for The Only Way I Know with Jason Aldean and Eric Church.