Bryan wins Male Vocalist of the Year at American Country Countdown Awards.
It's been a roller-coaster month for Luke Bryan. At last month's American Music Awards, he was named Favorite Male Country Artist, but only a week later, his brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, died. Cheshire was married to Bryan's sister Kelly, who died in 2007 at only age 39.
Bryan made the choice to skip the CMA Artists of the Year special on Dec. 2 to stay with his family, but on Monday (Dec. 15), he hit the stage for the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards and thanked his fans and fellow artists for all their support.