Luke Combs’ ‘What You See Is What You Get’ Crowned CMA Album of the Year

Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy CMA
Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy CMA
Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy CMA

Luke Combs took home the CMA Album of the Year honor on Wednesday during The 54th Annual CMA Awards.

“Wow. I have watched a lot of incredible people win this award and I have a lot of incredible people to thank for this award,” the superstar humbly shared.

He went on to thank his fans, wife, team, and everyone involved in the making of the album.

“Everybody watching this tonight is just as important as I am in this,” he said.

The CMA Award goes to Combs and his producer, Scott Moffatt.

Other albums nominated in the category included Jon Pardi’s Heartache Medication, Ashley McBryde’s Never Will, Old Dominion’s self-titled project and Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard. 

The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.

Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley as well as Thomas Rhett together with McEntire and Chris Tomlin. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.