Luke Combs has been named 2022’s Entertainer of the Year!
Combs was given the title for the second year in a row by hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning at Wednesday’s 2022 CMA Awards. Combs expressed his gratitude to country music and his loved ones who have supported him.
“Oh my goodness. I never, ever know what to say,” he began his speech. “I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true, my beautiful, beautiful wife Nicole, our beautiful 4½-month-old son Tex at home right now. This is a dream come true. ”
He also recognized other artists who were nominated: “There is nobody in this category that doesn’t deserve to be standing up here.”
“And I am just so thankful to my team. Everybody that’s been a part of this journey, everybody in this room, I owe so much to you. I love you so much. I just cannot believe this,” he continued. “Thank you for country music, and let me tell you one more thing about tonight. This is my fifth or sixth time at this award show, and country sounded more country than it has in a long time tonight.”
Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen were also nominated for the award this year. Combs was also nominated for male vocalist of the year and album of the year for Growin’ Up. He also won in both categories.