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Luke Bryan Fires Up Crowd at the 2012 ACM Awards With Performance of ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End’

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It always seems like Luke Bryan is giving fans every ounce of energy he can muster during award show performances. With a high-octane version of his No. 1 song ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End’ at the 2012 ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, he certainly didn’t let fans down.

Bryan was hopping up and down from the very first notes of the midtempo love song. He worked to coax a crowd full of his peers and industry insiders to sing along, even pointing the microphone towards them during the final verse. It worked to some extent, with the Band Perry looking especially eager to join in. The singer wore a white t-shirt and skinny jeans under his signature black baseball cap.

On Monday night Bryan will join Lionel Richie for the ‘Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert’ taping at the MGM Grand Hotel, singing ‘Running With the Night.’ The show will be aired on CBS on April 13. Previously Bryan told Taste of Country how excited he was to be performing despite not having a nomination.

“We felt like we were super worthy of it,” he said. “We had one of the biggest songs and felt like that sound needed to be heard on the ACMs. We’re excited about the performance, and we are certainly very excited about being a part of the Lionel show.”

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