Luke Bryan took home the Entertainer of the Year award at Sunday night's ACM Awards. Bryan was nominated alongside Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton for the night's top trophy.

The 44-year-old country singer and American Idol judge was set to perform at the 56th annual awards show before receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this week.

"I am amazingly surprised. What an an honor," Bryan said while accepting the award via Zoom from Los Angeles. "To the ACMs, I'm so sorry I could not be there. I missed certainly being able to do my songs and to all the winners tonight, congratulations!"

"Oh my god, y'all got me," he added with excitement before thanking his "wife at home and my boys."

"To all my fans out there, and country radio, we've missed touring," Bryan concluded his speech. "We've missed being on the road with everybody that makes me an entertainer... my bus driver, my band, my crew. What a challenging year but to all the fans and everybody, we'll be back out on the road doing what we love and what an amazing honor. I love you guys."

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