Is anyone still swingin’ from Luke Bryan’s “Knockin’ Boots” performance at Wednesday’s (June 5) 2019 CMT Music Awards?
The backdrop against which Bryan sang this rustic make-out ditty looked less like a small town and more like a set for West Side Story, complete with multi-story buildings, lighted windows, balconies and outside staircase.
Still, it worked well for Bryan’s declamatory style. He insinuated himself slowly down the long staircase, edging past a covey of wish-fulfillment beauties and outlining his notion of a cozy evening: “That dress needs to come off/That hair needs to come down/Friday nights need to do what Friday nights need to do.”
Bryan still affects the farm boy look — baseball cap, long tail shirt and jeans. Judging from the crowd’s thunderous response the uniform is still working its magic.