He was crying tears of happiness, of course, but when Luke Bryan saw Reba McEntire walk out onto the stage during his first Academy of Country Music awards, he was left with tears in his eyes.
“I just remember it was a big family night for us, to sit and watch the awards,” he said in a one-on-one interview.
“My first year out here Reba was hosting, and Capitol flew me out, and this was like a year before my first album ever came out, and I just sat in the back and ate popcorn. And I think Reba walked out, and I started crying, so that was an amazing moment,” he said.
Other country stars shared their memories of watching the ACM awards, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Darius Rucker.