Slacker Logo

Luke Bryan

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally: he grew up in Leesburg, Georgia, a small town 100 miles from the Alabama border where his father grew peanuts and sold fertilizer for a living. Bryan helped his family work the farm when he was young, but in his early teens he developed a passion for country music, picking up his influences from his parents' record collection, listening to the likes of George Strait, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, and Merle Haggard. When he was 14, his folks bought him his first guitar, and a year later his playing and singing were strong enough that he started sitting in with local bands at a club featuring live country music. At 16, Bryan starting writing songs with the help of a pair of local tunesmiths who had enjoyed some success in Nashville; he planned to head to Music City to try his luck after graduating from high school until his brother died in an auto accident. Wanting to offer emotional support to his family, Bryan opted to attend Georgia Southern University instead, though he didn't give up music. He continued writing songs, formed a band, and was playing gigs on campus or at nearby watering holes most weekends while pursuing his studies. He recorded a self-released album, which he sold at shows during this period, but was reluctant to take the plunge and devote himself to music full-time until he returned home to work in the family business after receiving his degree. Bryan's dad, confident of his son's talent, made him an offer: he could either move to Nashville or be fired. In the early fall of 2001, Bryan pulled up stakes and relocated to Nashville, where his heartfelt songs of country life earned him a contract with one of the city's many publishing houses. In his free time, Bryan continued to perform at local clubs, and after an A&R man from Capitol Records saw him perform a set of his original material, he was given a record deal. Capitol released Bryan's first widely distributed album, I'll Stay Me, in the summer of 2007, following it with Doin' My Thing in 2009. Doin' My Thing peaked at number two on the country charts -- and at number six on the Top 200 -- and it spawned two number one singles: "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby" (while "Do I" hit number two). Bryan returned with his third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, in the summer of 2011, its release preceded by the single "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)." That song was the first of four Top Five country singles pulled from the album: "I Don't Want This Night to End" and "Drunk on You" both hit number one, while "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" peaked at number three. This success kept Tailgates & Tanlines in the charts well into 2012, and Bryan supported the record with steady touring. Early in 2013, Bryan compiled his four Spring Break-themed EPs since 2009 as the album Spring Break...Here to Party; it promptly became his first number one album on the pop charts. Bryan solidified his standing in country music by winning ACM's prestigious Entertainer of the Year award in June. That August, he released his fourth studio album, Crash My Party, which hit number one on the country charts and the pop charts. Each of the first four singles from the album -- the title track, "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink a Beer," and "Play It Again" -- steadily climbed to number one on the country charts during 2013 and 2014. Bryan chose to close out his series of Spring Break EPs in 2015 with the release of the aptly titled Spring Break...Checkin' Out; the collection went to number one on the Billboard country charts and three on the Billboard 200. Next up was Bryan's fifth full-length album, Kill the Lights, which appeared in 2015 as well. Another number one hit on the Billboard 200, it saw Bryan once again working with producer Jeff Stevens (Jody Stevens was also brought aboard as a co-producer), but unlike Crash My Party, the record saw a heavy dose of originals from Luke: he received writing credits on roughly half of the album's 13 songs. ~ Mark Deming
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Luke Bryan

false

    5 songs

    On Air

    Farm Tour…Here’s To The Farmer

    11 songs

    On Air

    Spring Break... Checkin' Out

    11 songs

    On Air

    Doin' My Thing

    16 songs

    On Air

    Kill the Lights

    6 songs

    On Air

    Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever

    17 songs

    On Air

    Crash My Party

    1 song

    On Air

    Beer in the Headlights

    1 song

    On Air

    Blood Brothers

    1 song

    On Air

    Dirt Road Diary

    1 song

    On Air

    Drink a Beer

    1 song

    On Air

    Goodbye Girl

    1 song

    On Air

    I See You

    1 song

    On Air

    Out Like That

    1 song

    On Air

    Play It Again

    1 song

    On Air

    Roller Coaster

    1 song

    On Air

    Shut It Down

    1 song

    On Air

    The Main Difference

    1 song

    On Air

    We Run This Town

    1 song

    On Air

    Crash My Party [Single]

    1 song

    On Air

    Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

    1 song

    On Air

    Run Run Rudolph

    14 songs

    On Air

    Spring Break... Here to Party

    11 songs

    On Air

    I'll Stay Me

    4 songs

    On Air

    Spring Break 4...Suntan City

See All Albums

Top Songs by
Luke Bryan

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Drunk on You
  3.   Country Girl (Shake it for Me)
  4.   Crash My Party
  5.   That's My Kind of Night
  6.   Kick the Dust Up
  7.   I Don't Want This Night to End
  8.   Strip It Down
  9.   Rain Is a Good Thing
  10.   Do I
  11.   Play It Again
  12.   Roller Coaster
  13.   Drink a Beer
  14.   Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  15.   Someone Else Calling You Baby
  16.   I See You
  17.   Move
  18.   Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day
  19.   Home Alone Tonight
  20.   Country Man
  21.   All My Friends Say
  22.   If You Ain't Here to Party
  23.   Games
  24.   Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets
  25.   Run Run Rudolph
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Luke Bryan

    On Air

    Luke Bryan: The Count Up

    On Air

    Luke Bryan: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Luke Bryan: DNA

    On Air

    Country Love

    On Air

    Party Country

    On Air

    Country Hits

    On Air

    Top 50 Country Songs of 2015

    On Air

    Slacker 20: CMA Awards

    On Air

    Slacker 20: All About the Benjamins

    On Air

    Weekly Country Countdown

    On Air

    New Country

    On Air

    New Country

    On Air

    Country: '90s and Today

    On Air

    Florida Georgia Line: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Jon Pardi: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Jason Aldean: DNA

    On Air

    55 Greatest Country Songs of the Century

    On Air

    Country 4th Of July

    On Air

    Country Summer

    On Air

    Florida Georgia Line: DNA

    On Air

    Blake Shelton: DNA

    On Air

    The Country Vault

    On Air

    New Country Now

    On Air

    Cruisin' Country

See All Stations & Shows

Artists Related to
Luke Bryan

On Air

Jason Aldean

On Air

Jake Owen

On Air

Lee Brice

On Air

Justin Moore

On Air

Chris Young

On Air

Dierks Bentley

On Air

Florida Georgia Line

On Air

Easton Corbin

On Air

Blake Shelton

On Air

Brantley Gilbert

On Air

Rodney Atkins

On Air

Dustin Lynch

On Air

Billy Currington

On Air

Randy Houser

On Air

Thomas Rhett

On Air

Thompson Square

On Air

Craig Morgan

On Air

Keith Urban

On Air

Little Big Town

On Air

Cole Swindell

On Air

Eric Church

On Air

Jerrod Niemann

On Air

Chris Cagle

On Air

Scotty McCreery

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |