Luke Bryan is fairly over his friendship with Blake Shelton.
“I do not wanna speak about him anymore,” Bryan joked with ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the pink carpet on the 2018 CMA Awards in Nashville on Monday. “I do not really feel like I want to spice up Blake’s profession with my time on TV.”
Actually, the nation star mentioned his well-known buddy did not even get his new quantity when he modified telephones — although that will have been accidentally.
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“I have been texting him, we have been making an attempt to work out some humorous stuff… and I had modified my quantity, and he spent two months texting my outdated quantity,” Bryan recalled. “So whoever’s obtained my outdated quantity, it was Blake Shelton. If there have been misspelled phrases, and dangerous vernacular and grammar issues, [it was] undoubtedly Blake.”
The pair’s “humorous stuff” might or might not embrace a musical collaboration — Bryan mentioned he is at all times open to working with artists from all genres. Actually, he advised 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!
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So, might a duet together with his “Idol” colleagues like Katy Perry and Lionel Richie be within the works?
“With any duet, I feel the tune at all times drives it, so if I ever discover a tune that looks like one thing Katy would need to be on, I am going to current it to her, and we’ll go from there,” he famous. “Something in my life’s a chance. Me and Katy have by no means talked about it, however, like I mentioned, you by no means 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 Nation.” “They’ve entrusted me with the primary efficiency of the evening… [It’s] all downhill from there,” he teased.
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However he hasn’t at all times been so chill about attending nation’s largest awards reveals. “You realize, the CMA Awards was floor zero for my first full-on panic assault,” he advised O’Dell. “The primary time I carried out ‘Nation Ladies Shake It For Me,’ I used to be panic assault central. Cannot breathe, , the place it looks like your cheeks are locking up, your face is numb and I needed to go on the market and sing for my life.”
“Now I am only a seasoned vet,” he added. “I get a little bit overly excited and amped-up, so I’ve to take me a pleasant little breath, and shoot me some whiskey backstage.”