I remember when I was sixteen and I got the first phone call from Scott Borschetta, my music label president. He said, “Can you be on the road in two days to open up for Rascal Flatts?” And I just started screaming, I said, “This has to be a miracle!” He said, “No, it’s not a miracle. Eric Church got fired for playing too long.” But then I got a call that I was going to get to go on the road with George Strait, who taught me to play the songs your fans want to hear. And I got a call from Brad Paisley and I toured with him for nine months and I sat on a speaker by the side of the stage and watched him every single night ‘cause he was funny, and I’ll never be that funny and it’s makes me sad. Keith Urban, I toured with him and I’m such a huge fan of his music. And Tim and Faith have a style at a level that is a pinnacle I will never reach is that style that the two of you have. And I just … You guys all got up here and you all did this and I just know this had to have taken a lot of people to make this decision to give this to me. So to the CMA, to whoever made this choice, you’re not only rewarding my hard work and exhaustion, you’re rewarding the hard work and exhaustion of my family, and my label, and anyone who works with me, and most of all the fans who filled stadiums. I love you. On behalf of all of those people, thank you, thank you, I love you! You’ve made me feel so special right now.