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Luke Bryan Biography
Luke Bryan is an American country music singer and songwriter. His music career started by writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with Capitol Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, in 2007.
Bryan’s first nine albums – I’ll Stay Me (2007), Doin’ My Thing (2009), Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), Crash My Party (2013), Spring Break…Here to Party (2014), Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (2015), Kill the Lights (2015), Farm Tour… Here’s to the Farmer (2016), and What Makes You Country (2017); have included fourteen number-one hits. Bryan often co-writes with Jeff Stevens.
In addition, Bryan is the recepient of the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award – and has sold over seven million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.
Luke Bryan Age
He was born on the 17th of July 1976 and is 42 years old as of 2018.
Luke Bryan Family
His real full name is Thomas Luther Bryan. He was born in Leesburg, Georgia, to LeClaire and Tommy Bryan, a peanut farmer. It was this one time when tragedy struck his family and Bryan was 19 at the time.
“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.”
A statement was made by his mom:
“We knew Luke at some point would come to Nashville.” “But … you can’t leave your family, and … I couldn’t bear the thought of him being away.”
Luke Bryan Education
Luke attended 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.
Bryan moved to Nashville in 2007, after his father told him to pack his truck to pursue a career in music. He finally gained success as a songwriter, his first major success was “All My Friends Say”. Soon after he signed as a performer.
He was later signed by Capitol Nashville to a recording contract. 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. Bryan co-wrote his debut single, “All My Friends Say”, with producer Jeff Stevens. In August 2007, Capitol Nashville released Bryan’s debut album, I’ll Stay Me. Bryan wrote or co-wrote all but one of its 11 songs.
Luke Bryan Wife | Luke Bryan Kids
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. The couple has two sons, Thomas “Bo” Boyer Bryan, born March 18, 2008, and Tatum “Tate” Christopher Bryan, born August 11, 2010.
Luke Bryan Songs
- Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day
- Kick the Dust Up
- This Is How We Roll
- Country Girl
- Strip It Down
- Play It Again
- Do I
- Crash My Party
- That’s My Kind of Night
- I Don’t Want This Night to End
- Drink a Beer
- Drunk on You
- Rain Is a Good Thing
- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
- Roller Coaster
- All My Friends Say
- I See You
- Home Alone Tonight
- Someone Else Calling You Baby
- Country Man
- We Rode in Trucks
- Take My Drunk Ass Home
- Here’s To The Farmer
- Light It Up
- You Look Like Rain
- Southern Gentleman
- Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets
- What Country Is
- She Gets Me High
Luke Bryan Albums And Hit Songs
‘What Makes You Country’
Following the release of his new single “Light It Up,” Bryan debuted his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, What Makes You Country, in December 2017. He dropped the album’s second single, “Most People Are Good,” shortly before embarking on the What Makes You Country Tour in February 2018.
‘Kill the Lights’
Bryan’s fifth studio album, Kill the Lights (2015), was noted for showcasing the artist in a quieter, more contemplative light. The result was an unprecedented level of success, as a record-breaking six singles, including “Kick the Dust Up,” “Strip It Down” and “Fast,” went on to top the Country Airplay chart.
‘Crash My Party’
Bryan notched a whopping five No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with his fourth studio effort, Crash My Party (2013). Among its celebrated tracks are “Drink a Beer,” which the artist has described as “the coolest sad song ever,” and “Play It Again.”
‘Tailgates & Tanlines’
Bryan made his fans wait another two years for Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), an album that cemented his standing as one of the top artists in the business. Several tracks, including “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” “Drunk on You” and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” became No. 1 country hits.
He followed with Spring Break…Here to Party (2013), an album of tracks from previous EPs, as well as the new songs “Buzzkill” and “Just a Sip.”
‘Doin’ My Thing’
After kicking off Doin’ My Thing (2009) with “Do I,” a legitimate crossover hit, Bryan scored his first two No. 1 country singles with “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.” Doin’ My Thing became his second straight album to reach the No. 2 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart.
‘I’ll Stay Me’
Bryan introduced himself to a wider audience with “All My Friends Say,” the lead single from his debut album, I’ll Stay Me (2007). The song spent more than 30 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, peaking of No. 5, while “We Rode in Trucks” and “Country Man” also earned favorable receptions, propelling the album to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Luke Bryan Awards
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.
Luke Bryan Influences
Born Thomas Luther Bryan in Leesburg, Georgia, on July 17, 1976, Luke Bryan grew up the youngest son of a farmer. Always interested in music, Bryan was raised on his parents’ record collection, which included such country artists as George Strait, Conway Twitty, and Merle Haggard.
When he was 14, Bryan’s parents bought him a guitar, and it wasn’t long before he was good enough on the instrument, and with his voice, to begin sitting in with local musicians. In high school, Bryan performed in musicals and wrote his own songs, which he sang with a band he started.
Luke Bryan Net Worth
In 2015, Forbes estimated Bryan’s annual income at $42.5 million.
Luke Bryan Tours
- Dirt Road Diaries Tour (2013)
- That’s My Kind of Night Tour (2014–15)
- Kick the Dust Up Tour (2015)
- Kill The Lights Tour (2016–17)
- Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ everyday Tour (2017)
- What Makes Country Tour (2018)
- Farm Tour (2014–16)
- Emotional Traffic Tour with Tim McGraw (2011)
- My Kind of Party Tour with Jason Aldean (2012)
- Own The Night Tour with Lady Antebellum (2012)
- Night Train Tour with Jason Aldean (2013), one show