WATCH: Luke Bryan Opens the CMA Awards 2013

Luke Bryan wowed the audience with his performance at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday evening, opening the show and declaring emphatically that it was “his kind of night.”

While Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw cheered from the front row, Bryan wriggled his hips for the audience.

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Florida Georgia Line came onstage to perform their hit “Cruise” before teaming back up to finish things off with Bryan.

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Watch Bryan’s opening performance above.

Toward the end of the evening, Luke Bryan paid tribute to his family by singing a ballad in their memory. Watch that performance below.

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Here’s to Chris and Kelly Bryan …

Click below to check out Bryan performing on Good Morning America earlier on Wednesday as a pre-show for the Country Music Association Awards.

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