Luke Bryan

Country music singer Luke Bryan

Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is an American country singer. 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 says Keith Urban gave him advice ahead of 'American Idol' gig
Fox News - 20 days
Luke Bryan is ready to become a reality TV personality.
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Luke Bryan Is Latest Challenger to Hold Off Taylor Swift for No. 1
NYTimes - 2 months
Last week U2 bumped Ms. Swift’s “Reputation” from the top spot after three weeks. And this week Luke Bryan hits No. 1 with “What Makes You Country.”
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WATCH: Luke Bryan rocks out to his hit 'Hooked on It' live on 'GMA'
ABC News - 2 months
Bryan gives a special live performance of his new song from the Opry City Stage in New York City.
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Luke Bryan loves the holidays: 'I become Clark W. Griswold'
ABC News - 2 months
“We have a big time. We’re going to get the whole family in,” he said.
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Feature: From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’
NYTimes - 2 months
Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?
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How faith, family and music helped Luke Bryan rebound from tragedy
ABC News - 3 months
"You'll never get back to 100 percent," he admitted.
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WATCH: Luke Bryan fans share what makes them country
ABC News - 5 months
Bryan's fans, including Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee, submitted videos sharing what makes them country in anticipation of his new album "What Makes You Country."
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Kati Lake, Brian Boyd
NYTimes - 6 months
The couple met through a mutual friend 10 years ago in Washington and have been dating since 2014.
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88-year-old woman with terminal illness meets and flirts with Luke Bryan
ABC News - 7 months
She called it the "night of her life."
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Luke Bryan brings politics to ACM Awards
CBS News - 11 months
Luke Bryan is getting political when it comes to Sunday's award show
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Luke Bryan Kicks Off Super Bowl LI With National Anthem
Huffington Post - about 1 year
#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 - about 1 year
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 year
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 year
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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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luke Bryan
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    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.
    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
  • 2015
    In 2015, Forbes estimated Bryan's annual income at $42.5 million.
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    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".
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    It was announced that Bryan would perform at halftime of the 2015 Thanksgiving match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers.
    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.
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    His last Spring Break album, Spring Break Checkin' Out, was released on March 10, 2015.
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  • 2014
    On November 11, 2014, it was confirmed that Bryan had begun writing and recording songs for his upcoming fifth studio album.
    On March 11, 2014, Bryan began his sixth year of spring performances at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Florida.
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    At the same time, Bryan sang guest vocals on Florida Georgia Line's 2014 single "This Is How We Roll".
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    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.
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  • 2013
    Bryan's fourth studio album, Crash My Party, was released on August 12, 2013.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    On March 6, 2012, Bryan released his fourth Spring Break EP entitled Spring Break 4 Suntan City.
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    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.
  • 2011
    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.
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    This release was followed by Bryan's seventh single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", which was released on March 14, 2011.
    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."
  • 2010
    Bryan appeared on the April 18, 2010, episode of Celebrity Apprentice alongside fellow country star Emily West.
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    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".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    "Do I" was included on Bryan's second album, Doin' My Thing, which was released in October 2009.
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    After this EP, he released his fourth single, "Do I" in May 2009.
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    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."
  • 2007
    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).
    In August 2007, Capitol Nashville released Bryan's debut album, I'll Stay Me.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    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.
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  • 2004
    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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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born on July 17, 1976.
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