Luke Bryan is one of the most renowned singers and songwriters of the current generation who have become a rage with his sensational music and melodies. Starting his career in music officially late (it was in 2007 that he made his plunge into the industry), Bryan did not take long to establish a strong foothold in the music scene. His debut came with his single ‘All My Friends Say’ which was outstandingly received by the audience. He followed it up with his debut studio album ‘I’ll Stay Me’. A couple of albums and singles old, Bryan first tasted worldwide success with his third studio album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’. The album peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200 chart. This was the beginning of his success story which continued to follow as his other two albums ‘Crash My Party’ and ‘Kill the Lights’ became highpoints of his career. What’s more, Bryan became the only country music artist to achieve six number one singles from one album in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Though Bryan has achieved much of his fame as a country musician and singer, it would be wrong to say that he has limited himself to it. Bryan has explored other genres like alternative rock as well. He has frequently incorporated elements of other music genres into his music. His journey as a musician and singer has been an inspiring one. Currently, he has sold more than seven million albums, 27 million tracks and has 16 No. 1 hits and back-to-back double-platinum albums.
- Luke Bryan was born as Thomas Luther ‘Luke’ Bryan on July 17, 1976 in rural Leesburg, Georgia, to LeClaire (née Watkins) and Tommy Bryan. His father was a peanut farmer. Luke had an elder brother Chris and an elder sister Kelly.At the age of 19, Luke was to move to Nashville. However, tragedy struck his family as his brother was killed in a car accident. Bryan could not leave his family in such an emotional state and instead enrolled at the Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. While at college, he as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1999, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.Career
- It was only in 2007 that Bryan made it to Nashville, after his father coaxed him to pursue a career in music. Upon reaching Nashville, Bryan joined a publishing house in the city. His first cut was the title track of Travis Tritt's 2004 album ‘My Honky Tonk History’.Not long after reaching Nashville, Bryan signed a recording contract with the Capitol Nashville. During this time, he co-wrote Billy Currington’s single ‘Good Directions’. The song peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in mid-2007.Along with producer Jeff Stevens, Bryan co-wrote his debut single, ‘All My Friends Say’. The song peaked at number 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Following the success of his debut single, Bryan released his debut studio album ‘I'll Stay Me’. While its second single ‘We Rode in Trucks’ peaked at number 33 on the charts, the third single titled ‘Country Man’ reached 10th position.On March 10, 2009, Bryan released an EP titled ‘Spring Break with All My Friends’. The EP featured two new songs, ‘Sorority Girls’ and ‘Take My Drunk Ass Home’. It also had an acoustic version of ‘All My Friends Say’. He followed the EP with his fourth single ‘Do I’ in May 2009. The single became extremely popular and scaled to the number 2 position on the Hot Country Songs Chart.In October 2009, Bryan came up with his second album ‘Doin’ My Thing’. The album comprised of his single ‘Do I’ and a cover of OneRepublic's ‘Apologize’. He followed it up with two singles, ‘Rain Is a Good Thing’ and ‘Someone Else Calling You Baby’, both of which shot to number one position on the country music charts.On February 26, 2010, Bryan released his second EP ‘Spring Break 2...Hangover Edition’, which featured three new songs ‘Wild Weekend’, ‘Cold Beer Drinker’ and ‘I'm Hungover’.Exactly a year after his second EP, Bryan released his third EP ‘Spring Break 3...It's a Shore Thing’ on February 25, 2011. The EP featured four new songs ‘In Love With the Girl’, ‘If You Ain't Here to Party’, ‘Shore Thing’ and ‘Love In a College Town’.On March 14, 2011, Bryan followed his third EP with his seventh single ‘Country Girl (Shake It For Me)’. It peaked at number 4 on the country music charts and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.He released his third studio album, ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ in August 2011. The album peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200 chart. All of its three new singles ‘I Don't Want This Night to End’, ‘Drunk on You’, and ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’ reached number one on the country music charts.In March 2012, Bryan came up with his fourth Spring Break EP entitled ‘Spring Break 4...Suntan City’. The EP included new songs ‘Spring Break-Up’, ‘Little Bit Later On’, and ‘Shake the Sand’.In January 2013, Bryan announced his first compilation album, ‘Spring Break...Here to Party’, which included 14 songs of which only two were new tracks. The rest 12 were from his previous Spring Break EPs. The album peaked 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.In August 2013, Bryan came up with his fourth studio album ‘Crash My Party’. Its title track reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in July 2013. Its second single ‘That's My Kind of Night’ peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart and at number 2 on the Country Airplay chart. Its third and fourth singles ‘Drink A Beer’ and ‘Play It Again’ repeated the grand success of its predecessors and peaked at number one on both the charts closely followed by its equally successful fifth and sixth singles, ‘That Is How We Roll’ and ‘ I See You’, respectively.In March 2014, Bryan came up with his sixth EP, ‘Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever’. He followed it up with his last Spring Break EP in March 2015 ‘Spring Break...Checking Out’ that included six tracks from the previous year's EP and five original tracks.In May 2015, Bryan came up with his fifth studio album ‘Kill the Lights’. The album outperformed Dr Dre’s Compton to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. All the six singles from the album reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making Bryan the first artist in the 27-year history of the chart to achieve six number one singles from one album.In 2016, Bryan was one of the 30 artists who performed on ‘Forever Country’ a mash-up track of ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, ‘On the Road Again’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’.In February 2017, Luke Bryan performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.Major Works
- The meteoric rise in Luke Bryan’s career kickstarted with his third studio album, ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’, released in 2011. The album peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Its singles reached number one on the country music charts, thus starting a legacy which carried on in his fourth and fifth studio albums.His fourth album ‘Crash My Party’ came at a time when Bryan career was on sky high. All the singles from the album were extremely successful, ranking at number one position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. He also became the first country music artist to release an album of six number one singles on both the Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.Bryan’s latest outing ‘Kill the Lights’ has been magnanimously successful. The album came up with six new singles all of which have reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making Bryan the first artist in the 27-year history of the chart to achieve six number one singles from one album.Awards & Achievements
- In 2010, Luke Bryan won the Academy of Country Music Awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist.His single ‘I Don’t Want This Night To End’ from the album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ earned him several awards from American Country Music Awards; few of which include Best Single, Best Music Video and Most Played Radio Track. ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ was recognized as the Best Album of the Year.In 2013, Billboard Music Awards awarded his album ‘Crash My Party’ as the Top Country Album. The titular single also ranked as the Top Country Song.He has won the ‘Artist of the Year’ award a couple of times in various award shows including American Country Countdown Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and so on.Personal Life & Legacy
- Luke Bryan married his college sweetheart, Caroline Boyer, on December 8, 2006. He first met her at Georgia Southern University. The couple has two sons, Thomas ‘Bo’ Boyer Bryan and Tatum ‘Tate’ Christopher Bryan. He also takes care of his nephew Tilden (Till) following the death of his sister and brother-in-law.He shares a passion for hunting and outdoors. He co-owns Buck Commander, sister company of Duck Commander. It even initiated a TV show for hunting enthusiasts.Bryan has supported numerous charities and causes, including the City of Hope and Red Cross. The causes Bryan supports are AIDS and HIV, cancer, children's disaster relief, health, and human rights.
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