Luke Bryan admires his ACA guitar awards (Photo: Frazer Harrison)To say that Luke Bryan had an overwhelming night at Monday's 2012 American Country Awards is about as obvious as, well, a tanline. The singer cleaned up with a whopping nine awards, winning every single category he was nominated in--including the top honors of Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (for Tailgates And Tanlines).
As might be expected, Bryan was buzzing with excitement after the show, apologizing for "rambling" and explaining that his mind was going "brrrrrrrr!" He did manage to get across many heartfelt thoughts regarding his extraordinary year, which also included an American Music Award for Favorite Male Country Artist, plus the announcement of his first headlining tour which will kick off in early 2013.
"Rarely am I rendered speechless, but I truly am," Bryan said backstage. "I don't know how to formulate a series of words that can truly tell how appreciative I am to the fans for voting and making a night like this possible."
"I always cherish fan-voted awards and hold them dear to my heart," he noted, adding, "Tonight will be a whole other level...to win artist of the year, in a class with people who've been out there certainly working as hard as I have. It's truly an honor. I just hope I can sit down and figure out where to go from here!"Read More »from American Country Awards Slam-Dunk Winner Luke Bryan Discusses His Big Night