Luke Bryan hits a home run at Dodger Stadium this weekend

ABC/Paula LoboLuke Bryan not only became the first country artist ever to play Dodger Stadium this weekend, but he also managed to make the Los Angeles show a sell-out.

“Stadiums are a lot of work,” the Georgia native told Billboard before the Saturday concert. “You’ve gotta try to make 50,000 people feel like [they’re in] an intimate setting and an intimate environment.”

“When you’re playing a 15,000-seat amphitheater,” he explained, “everybody’s right in front of you. When I get done with a stadium, I feel like I ran a marathon. There’s no just getting up there and nonchalantly making a stadium show happen. You gotta work hard at it.”  

The L.A. show is the eighth of thirteen stadium dates on the What Makes You Country Tour this summer.

This week, Luke plays Rogers, Arkansas and Omaha, Nebraska, before taking the stage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Saturday.

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Watch now: Florida Georgia Line says "Meant to Be" CMA Awards performance will be "super-powerful"

Watch now: Florida Georgia Line says "Meant to Be" CMA Awards performance will be "super-powerful"ABC/Kelsey McNeal"Meant to Be," Florida Georgia Line's record-breaking collaboration with Bebe Rexha, is nominated for Single and Musical Event of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards.  While the duo and Bebe have teamed up to perform "Meant to Be" at a number of other awards shows in the past year, FGL's Brian Kelley says the one they're doing Wednesday night will be the best yet.

"We've got a different type of performance scheduled. We've got a little surprise, a little different version of it, but it's gonna be super-powerful," Brian tells ABC Radio.

"We're just excited about getting out there, performing together," he adds. "We've done it a couple of times, but I think this'll be the best, this'll be the most powerful and we're just excited about seeing the faces of our friends and family and fans....seeing their reactions and [hearing] their thoughts."

Between the two categories in which the song's nominated, Tyler Hubbard knows which one he'd rather win: Single of the Year.

"I think that song just deserves some recognition," he tells ABC Radio. "I think it'd be cool to get up there and share a stage with Bebe -- just to share that moment, I think it'd be really special."

He adds, "That song's changed our life, all three of our lives, and it's just unexpected and very, very cool to see what that song's done this year and how it's connected with our fans and continued to inspire us." 

Tune in to see which trophies, if any, "Meant to Be" wins when the 52nd Annual CMA Awards air live from Nashville on ABC Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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