I really thought Luke was gonna win this thing this year! I could not be more proud to win this award tonight. This means so much to me. This is a big night for my family, so it’s amazing to be a part of this.
I also want to say one thing — they put a book under our seats before this show and it tells who all the past winners of CMA’s are.I saw tonight my all-time hero has never won one of these, so I want to dedicate this award tonight to my hero, Earl Thomas Conley.