"I'm loving where I'm at with this album," Bryan said of his upcoming studio release Kill the Lights, due out in August. "It's got new sounds, stuff that I haven't done, but it's also got some really, really country stuff on it to that kind of solidifies what I'm about and what I love. So I feel like I covered all my bases."
Bryan told ETonline’s Sophie Schillaci that he’s still in the process of picking the songs for the album, but that he’s "really excited for fans to hear it." The singer was tight-lipped about collaborations, however, refusing to spoil who might be making an appearance.
"There is a collaboration on it," he teased. "It's a big one."
Bryan opened up about his family, his two sons with wife Caroline Boyer, a nephew that the couple took in after the tragic passing of Bryan’s sister and her husband, and his nieces, who accompanied the singer to the awards show.
"Everybody's great," he gushed. "The boys are great. And my two nieces are here tonight. So they're enjoying the show. My oldest niece she brought her boyfriend."
The big question is, does the boyfriend get the Uncle Luke seal of approval?
"You know what he's actually a good dude. When I saw him walking around the carpet and I'm like, 'Hey, he's wearing my jacket' and I was like 'Oh boy you've got to earn that'," Bryan laughed. "No, he looks good."