2020 CMT Music Awards: Luke Combs chugs beer on national TV, fans say 'that is how you start an award show'

Fans couldn't keep calm on Twitter when Luke Combs chugged a beer in the middle of his performance on stage with Brooks & Dunn


                            2020 CMT Music Awards: Luke Combs chugs beer on national TV, fans say 'that is how you start an award show'
Luke Combs (Getty Images)
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2020 CMT Music Awards are finally here and Luke Combs, who is one of the artistes with leading nominations this year, is already making waves on the Internet. No, not for his performance but for chugging a beer on national television. The 30-year-old opened the fan-voted award ceremony with the iconic country music duo Brooks & Dunn and the Internet could not keep calm.

Apart from praising the award show for choosing Combs and Brooks & Dunn to kickstart the ceremony, fans also went berserk on Twitter when Combs chugged a beer in the middle of his performance on stage. One Twitterati asserted, "@lukecombs  shotgunning a beer to open up the @CMT awards is exactly what 2020 needs #CMTawards.” Another said, "Luke Combs should kick off every awards show. #CMTawards."

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While sharing a funny GIF, one individual added, "Lukecombs shotguns a beer - my 10-year-old says, 'That’s CANnibalism!!' #PunWellDone #PunnyGirl #JustLikeHerMama #Proud #CMTawards #CMTMusicAwards.” One user stated, “Now THAT is how you start an award show!!! @lukecombs @RonnieDunn @KixBrooks and shotgunning a beer Raising handsFlexed bicepsFlag of United States #CMTMusicAwards #CMTawards.” Another added, “Luke Combs just appeared to shotgun beer on #CMTawards so that's how this is gonna go.”

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Combs has been nominated in three categories at 2020 CMT Music Awards including CMT Performance 2020 for ‘Brand New Man' along with Brooks &Dunn, Male Video of the Year for ‘Even Though I'm Leaving’ and Video of the Year for ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart'. 

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The CMT Music Awards, which are handed out by Country Music Television, will see other power-packed performances as well from some of the biggest artistes in country music. The coveted event is being hosted by Ashley McBryde, country singer and current nominee Kane Brown as well as ‘Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland. The award show will pick the best in different categories on October 21, 2020, as chosen by the fans.

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