Luke Bryan is fairly over his friendship with Blake Shelton.
“I don’t wanna talk about him anymore,” Bryan joked with ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the crimson carpet on the 2018 CMA Awards in Nashville on Monday. “I don’t feel like I need to boost Blake’s career with my time on TV.”
In truth, the nation star mentioned his well-known good friend did not even get his new quantity when he modified telephones — although which will have been accidentally.
“I’ve been texting him, we’ve been trying to work out some funny stuff… and I had changed my number, and he spent two months texting my old number,” Bryan recalled. “So whoever’s got my old number, it was Blake Shelton. If there were misspelled words, and bad vernacular and grammar problems, [it was] definitely Blake.”
The pair’s “funny stuff” might or might not embrace a musical collaboration — Bryan mentioned he is at all times open to working with artists from all genres. In truth, he informed O’Dell that he just lately missed out on writing with Ed Sheeran as a result of he was in L.A. engaged on American Idol when Sheeran was in Nashville!
So, may a duet together with his Idol colleagues like Katy Perry and Lionel Richie be within the works?
“With any duet, I think the song always drives it, so if I ever find a song that feels like something Katy would want to be on, I’ll present it to her, and we’ll go from there,” he famous. “Anything in my life’s a possibility. Me and Katy have never talked about it, but, like I said, you never know. Me and Lionel have talked about it.”
For now, Bryan was centered on opening the CMA Awards together with his hit, “What Makes You Country.” “They have entrusted me with the first performance of the night… [It’s] all downhill from there,” he teased.
But he hasn’t at all times been so chill about attending nation’s greatest awards exhibits. “You know, the CMA Awards was ground zero for my first full-on panic attack,” he informed O’Dell. “The first time I performed ‘Country Girls Shake It For Me,’ I was panic attack central. Can’t breathe, you know, where it feels like your cheeks are locking up, your face is numb and I had to go out there and sing for my life.”
“Now I’m just a seasoned vet,” he added. “I get a little overly excited and amped-up, so I have to take me a nice little breath, and shoot me some whiskey backstage.”
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