Filed under: ACMs, Country News
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The 48th Annual ACM Awards are less than a week away, and perhaps no one is more anxious for the day to come than Luke Bryan
. The country music hitmaker will serve as the evening's co-host, along with veteran host Blake Shelton
, and will also find out if he is a winner in any of the four categories in which he's nominated
. But for the Georgia native, one category, Entertainer of the Year, stands high above the rest.
"You have to know what you are as an artist when you move to Nashville," Luke explained to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "When I moved to Nashville, I knew that I wanted to be the Entertainer of the Year at some point. That's just how I moved to town thinking. It's not because I want people to open doors for me, that's just what I wanted to be. I wanted to work for it. If that ever happens, it will be one of the biggest defining moments of my career, and if it doesn't ever happen, then it wasn't meant to happen."