Luke Bryan
Country music singer
Luke Bryan
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is an American country singer. He has three sons, Thomas Boyer Bryan, Michael Hensley Bryan, and Lucas Hamrick Bryan. He is married to Caroline Boyer. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After signing with Capitol Records Nashville in 2007, he released the album I'll Stay Me, which included the singles "All My Friends Say", "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man".
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Luke Bryan Kicks Off Super Bowl LI With National Anthem
Huffington Post - 22 days
#SB51: @LukeBryanOnline opens the Super Bowl with the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/r9pBug1era — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2017 Luke Bryan started off Super Bowl LI by singing the national anthem, and it looks like he didn’t even need to write the lyrics down on his hand this time.  Ahead of the game, the 40-year-old country singer told Rolling Stone he was pulling for the Atlanta Falcons to win and had been practicing as much as he could.  “You have to not think about what’s going on outside of the stadium,” he said. “It’s almost like, [you] do an unbelievable job for the people in the stadium and then it’ll turn into that. It’s only a little over two minutes long. Get up there and do what I’ve always loved to do: sing for people. And try to take it at that – don’t overthink it.” Bryan follows this year’s halftime performer Lady Gaga, who belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016. Previously, Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, ...
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Luke Bryan on Singing at the Super Bowl: I'll 'Put My Stamp' on the National Anthem
ABC News - 25 days
Lady Gaga will sing during the halftime show.
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Super Bowl LI: Five things to know about Luke Bryan
CNN - about 1 month
Luke Bryan is headed to Houston. The country singer announced Sunday that he'll be performing the national anthem at Super Bowl LI next month.
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Country Music Star Luke Bryan Will Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Country star Luke Bryan will perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI, the NFL and Fox announced Sunday. His rendition of the anthem, airing just before kickoff, will be accompanied by Kriston Lee Pumphrey, who'll sign the anthem and "America the Beautiful" on behalf of the National Association ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Lady Gaga This article, Country Music Star Luke Bryan Will Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
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Luke Bryan hits concert-goer
CNN - 3 months
A concert-goer in the front row of a Nashville, Tennessee, show got more than good seats while Luke Bryan was performing Wednesday.
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Country star punches fan during concert, finishes song
Fox News - 3 months
Luke Bryan swings at audience member
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How Luke Bryan Performed With a Broken Clavicle
ABC News - 5 months
The singer suffered the injury earlier this week.
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Shawn Mendes ousts Drake for top spot on Billboard album chart
Yahoo News - 5 months
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Social media star turned singer Shawn Mendes' sophomore album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, ousting Canadian R&B star Drake and holding off new entries from country singer Luke Bryan and veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen. Mendes' "Illuminate" sold 121,000 albums, 79,000 songs and was streamed 24 million times, totaling 145,000 units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan for the week ended on Sept. 29. ...
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CMT to honor Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan
Yahoo News - 6 months
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CMT has named Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as their 2016 artists of the year.
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CMA Music Festival Behind the Scenes With Luke Bryan, Keith Urban
Yahoo News - 7 months
"I always look forward to playing this, always,” Keith Urban told ABC News.
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Country music star Dustin Lynch launches own fashion line
Yahoo News - 9 months
Country music star Dustin Lynch has launched his own fashion label titled "Stay Country," with the first offering to include a selection of hats, shirts for both men and women. The collection is specifically comprised of two hats ($20), six men's shirts ($30-$45) and three women's ($30), with the range to be promoted via Lynch's social media platforms, in addition to his website (via WWD). The line will also be sold at stands at both his and Luke Bryan's shows this summer, with plans to incorporate retail distribution at a later date.
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Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line credit the fans with their success
Fox News - 10 months
Luke Bryan lives for performing The stage means everything to Luke Bryan.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luke Bryan
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    In 2016, Bryan was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "On the Road Again" and "I Will Always Love You" which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.
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    Bryan said the cause remains undetermined. "My only older siblings... gone from the world, in a flash in two, two different, crazy, tragic manners, that... we'll never know, and never understand."<ref name="abcnews"in June 2016
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  • 2015
    Age 38
    In 2015, Forbes estimated Bryan's annual income at $42.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details Bryan has supported numerous charities and causes. The charities Bryan has supported are the City of Hope and Red Cross. The causes Bryan supports are AIDS and HIV, Cancer, Children Disaster Relief, Health, and Human Rights. Bryan possesses a high baritone vocal range of two octaves from A2 to A4. Commenting on his vocal performance in "Tailgates and Tanlines", Slant magazine's Jonathan Kefee described Bryan's voice as "a pleasant, if slightly nasal, baritone. Bryan has cited influences in his career as being country artists George Strait, Alan Jackson, Alabama and Merle Haggard. As regards the incorporation of elements of other music genres into his music, he cited hip hop bands Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. as the source of inspiration in an interview with The Huffington Post, nothing, "I think there's been somewhat of a change with our generation. You know, nobody grew up more countrier than me, but I mean, I had Beastie Boys playing on little boom boxes and Run D.M.C. and all forms of music, so through the years, I just think it's all constantly blending together."
    The fifth album, Kill the Lights, was released in August 2015 and its lead single, "Kick the Dust Up", became his thirteenth number one hit, followed by his fourteenth number one "Strip It Down".
    More Details Hide Details Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of "Drunk on You", "Crash My Party", "That's My Kind of Night", "Drink a Beer", "Play It Again", "Roller Coaster", and "Kick the Dust Up" and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards "Entertainer of the Year" award. To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. Bryan was born in rural Leesburg, Georgia to LeClaire (née Watkins) and Tommy Bryan, a peanut farmer. Shortly before Luke was going to move to Nashville at age 19, tragedy struck his family. "My older brother, Chris, was unexpectedly killed in a... car accident... I'm kind of hyperventilating talking about it.... You never truly... move beyond it." His mother, LeClaire, had made a statement: "We knew Luke at some point would come to Nashville," his mother said. "But... you can't leave your family, and... I couldn't bear the thought of him being away."
    It was announced that Bryan would perform at halftime of the 2015 Thanksgiving match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers.
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    On May 19, 2015, Bryan released his first single from his fifth studio album, Kill the Lights, "Kick the Dust Up". "Kick the Dust Up" peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart. The album's second single, "Strip It Down", was released to country radio on August 4, 2015. The album was released on August 7. Kill the Lights sold 345,000 total copies its first week and beat out Dr. Dre's Compton to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. "Strip It Down" went number one in October 2015, making fourteen cumulative number ones.
    More Details Hide Details The album's third single, "Home Alone Tonight" released to country radio on November 23, 2015. The song also became his fifteenth number one hit. The album's fourth single "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" released to country radio on March 14, 2016.
    His last Spring Break album, Spring Break Checkin' Out, was released on March 10, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details It includes the six songs from last year's EP and five original brand new songs.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    On November 11, 2014, it was confirmed that Bryan had begun writing and recording songs for his upcoming fifth studio album.
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    On March 11, 2014, Bryan began his sixth year of spring performances at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details On the same day, he also released his sixth Spring Break EP, Spring Break 6 Like We Ain't Ever. Bryan is the only country music artist to release an album of six number one singles on both the Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
    At the same time, Bryan sang guest vocals on Florida Georgia Line's 2014 single "This Is How We Roll".
    More Details Hide Details On July 14, 2014, the song "Roller Coaster" was released as the album's fifth single. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in October 2014. The album's sixth single, "I See You", was released to country radio on November 3, 2014. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in February 2015.
    During the kickoff show for his 2014 That's My Kind of Night Tour in Columbus, Ohio, Bryan announced to the crowd that "Play It Again" would become the album's fourth single.
    More Details Hide Details This song reached number one on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in May 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    Bryan's fourth studio album, Crash My Party, was released on August 12, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "Crash My Party", was premiered in a performance at the 2013 ACM Awards and released on April 7, 2013. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in July 2013. The album's second single, "That's My Kind of Night", was released to country radio on August 5, 2013. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in August 2013 and peaked at number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in October 2013. The album's third single, "Drink a Beer", was released to country radio on October 24, 2013. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in January 2014 and number one on the Country Airplay chart in February 2014.
    On January 30, 2013, Bryan announced his first compilation album, Spring Break Here to Party, which includes fourteen songs — twelve from his previous Spring Break EPs and two new tracks.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on March 5. The album debuted at number one on both the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first album of his career to top the all-genre album chart. One of the new Spring Break songs, "Buzzkill", reached the top 20 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  • 2012
    Age 35
    On March 6, 2012, Bryan released his fourth Spring Break EP entitled Spring Break 4 Suntan City.
    More Details Hide Details Along with the title track, which Bryan co-wrote with Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, the EP includes "Spring Break-Up", "Little Bit Later On", and "Shake the Sand".
    Bryan, along with Eric Church, sang guest vocals on Jason Aldean's "The Only Way I Know," the second single from his 2012 album, Night Train.
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  • 2011
    Age 34
    Also co-written by Bryan and Davidson, it served as the lead-off single to his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines, which was released August 9, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200 chart. "Country Girl" peaked at number 4 on the country music charts and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album's next three singles—"I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" — all reached number one on the country music charts.
    This release was followed by Bryan's seventh single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", which was released on March 14, 2011.
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    Bryan released his third EP, Spring Break 3 It's a Shore Thing, on February 25, 2011, featuring four new songs—"In Love With the Girl," "If You Ain't Here to Party," "Shore Thing," and "Love In a College Town."
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    Bryan appeared on the April 18, 2010, episode of Celebrity Apprentice alongside fellow country star Emily West.
    More Details Hide Details The task for each team was to make-over an up-and-coming country star, with Bryan being selected by team Rocksolid, led by Bill Goldberg, and West being selected by team Tenacity, led by Cyndi Lauper. Bryan's make-over failed to impress the judges, leading to team Rocksolid losing the task. Bryan's single "Rain Is a Good Thing" and West's single "Blue Sky" were both sold on iTunes with a months worth of sales being donated to Lauper's charity, the Stonewall Community Foundation, resulting in $25,000 being raised.
    On February 26, 2010, Bryan released a second EP, titled Spring Break 2 Hangover Edition, which featured three new songs: "Wild Weekend", "Cold Beer Drinker", and "I'm Hungover".
    More Details Hide Details While Bryan is mainly known as a country music singer, he has explored other genres like alternative rock with his cover of "Apologize".
  • 2009
    Age 32
    "Do I" was included on Bryan's second album, Doin' My Thing, which was released in October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Also included on the album was a cover of OneRepublic's "Apologize". Bryan wrote the album's next two singles, "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby", with Dallas Davidson and Jeff Stevens, respectively. Both of these songs went to number one on the country music charts. AllMusic gave this album a positive review as well, with Stephen Thomas Erlewine considering Bryan more "relaxed" in comparison to his debut.
    After this EP, he released his fourth single, "Do I" in May 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Bryan wrote the song with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, whose lead singer Hillary Scott also sings backing vocals on it. The song reached number 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
    On March 10, 2009, he released an EP titled Spring Break with All My Friends that featured two new songs, "Sorority Girls" and "Take My Drunk Ass Home," plus an acoustic version of "All My Friends Say."
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  • 2007
    Age 30
    After Bryan's sister Kelly died in 2007, followed by her husband Ben Lee Cheshire in 2014, Bryan and his wife began raising their nephew Tilden (Til).
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    In August 2007, Capitol Nashville released Bryan's debut album, I'll Stay Me.
    More Details Hide Details Bryan wrote or co-wrote all but one of its 11 songs. The album's second single, "We Rode in Trucks", peaked at number 33 while "Country Man" reached number 10.
    In the meantime, Bryan co-wrote Billy Currington's single "Good Directions", which went to number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in mid-2007.
    More Details Hide Details Bryan co-wrote his debut single, "All My Friends Say", with producer Jeff Stevens. This song reached a peak of number 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    Luke Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline Boyer, whom he met at Georgia Southern University. Bryan and Boyer married on December 8, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details They met at a local bar called Dingus Magees when Bryan was a senior and Boyer was a freshman. The couple have two sons, Thomas "Bo" Boyer Bryan, born March 18, 2008 and Tatum "Tate" Christopher Bryan, born August 11, 2010.
  • 2004
    Age 27
    Soon after his arrival in Nashville, Bryan joined a publishing house in the city. Among his first cuts was the title track of Travis Tritt's 2004 album My Honky Tonk History.
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  • 1999
    Age 22
    Instead, Luke went to college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
    More Details Hide Details One of Bryan's Chapter Brothers is Cole Swindell, Georgia Southern 2005 who won the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year Award in 2015. He made it to Nashville years later after his father told him to pack his truck to pursue a career in music. He finally gained success as a songwriter, but soon after he signed as a performer; his first big hit was "All My Friends Say". When Luke was invited to perform at the famous Grand Ole Opry, his older sister, Kelly, organized 129 people to attend his Opry debut. A few days after his performance, his sister unexpectedly died at home for unknown reasons.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on July 17, 1976.
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