As WGNA prepares to welcome Luke Bryan on Sunday, August 25, 2013 to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, we take a moment to remember an interview with Luke Bryan at the CMA Awards from 2011.

Flashback to 2011...

Luke Bryan is more than qualified for the CMA's Best New Artist of the Year Award.  Like fellow nominee, Eric Church, he's already got some hits under his belt, but he's yet to win a CMA.

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Now, the 'Country Girl Shake It For Me' singer is not only the top contender for this award, he's got a big fan in his corner!  Ellen recently convinced Bryan to be a part of a silly skit on her show, she was so impressed with his personality that she's asked him to be her CMA red carpet reporter.  You'll see the special Ellen show on Thursday, after the CMAs, but we've got Luke Bryan's story here and now!