Check out a sampling below.
Check out a sampling below.
Luke Bryan’s new album, Kill The Lights, hits stores and all online retailers on Friday (August 7th). The 13-track collection was produced by Jeff Stevens and his son Jody Stevens and contains 13 songs, six of which were co-written by Luke including the title track.
Luke hopes fans who pick up a copy of Kill the Lights will have all of their expectations fulfilled. “I want them to be going ‘Oh yeah, this is what we wanted, this is what we expect,’ Luke explains. “I think when you hear ‘Kick the Dust Up’ right off the bat, it sets a tone that I’m right here with what I am, but then when you start getting into ‘Kill the Lights’ and hear that new kind of sound of that song, and then even with some of the other tracks like ‘Fast’ and then even ‘To the Moon and Back,’ those go down that ‘Drink a Beer’ seriousness that I was able to do a little bit on Crash My Party. And now it worked on Crash My Party, and now I’m confident to do it certainly on this album and more albums to come.”
And for those of you who want even more Luke Bryan music, Target has an exclusive Kill the Lights package with three additional songs, all of which the Georgia native co-wrote.
Kill the Lights is the follow up to 2013′s Crash My Party, which has been Luke’s most successful album to date. The album includes six consecutive No. 1 singles, been certified double platinum after selling more than two million copies, along with eight million digital downloads overall.
He’s headlining his Kick the Dust Up Tour, which features opening acts Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch. The trek also includes seven stadium dates, which also feature Florida Georgia Line, as well as Thomas Rhett on select dates.
Luke, the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year, will perform on Good Morning America Friday as part of the show’s 2015 Summer Concert Series in Central Park. He’ll also perform his new single, “Strip It Down,” on NBC’s Tonight Show on Monday (August 10th).
Kill The Lights Track List:
1. Kick The Dust Up (Dallas Davidson, Chris Destefano and Ashley Gorley)
2. Kill The Lights (Luke Bryan, Jody Stevens and Jeff Stevens)
3. Strip It Down (Luke Bryan, Jon Nite and Ross Copperman)
4. Home Alone Tonight (Featuring Karen Fairchild) (Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer and Tommy Cecil)
5. Razor Blade (Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell and Rodney Clawson)
6. Fast (Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird)
7. Move (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter and Jay Clementi)
8. Just Over (Chase McGill, Brad Tursi and Jessie Jo Dillon)
9. Love It Gone (Jody Stevens and Jay Clementi)
10. Way Way Back (Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson)
11. To The Moon And Back (Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Tony Lane)
12. Huntin,’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day (Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip)
13. Scarecrows (Ashley Gorley, Trevor Rosen and Shane McAnally)
Target Exclusive Tracks:
1. “Corner Booth” (Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jimmy Robbins)
2. “Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old” (Bryan, Lane)
3. “Buddies” (Bryan, Davidson)
Luke Bryan (what fans can expect from KTL) OC: …albums to come. :42
“I want them to be going ‘Oh yeah, this is what we wanted, this is what we expect, this is what – this is kind of what I’m about, but in a different way too. And I think when you hear ‘Kick the Dust Up’ right off the bat, it sets a tone that I’m right here with what I am but then when you start getting into ‘Kill the Lights’ and hear that new kind of sound of that song, and then even with some of the other tracks like ‘Fast’ and then even ‘To the Moon and Back,’ those go down that ‘Drink a Beer’ seriousness that I was able to do a little bit on Crash My Party. And now it worked on Crash My Party, and now I’m confident to do it certainly on this album and more albums to come.”
Luke Bryan has released the follow-up to his current No. 1 single, “Kick the Dust Up.” The sultry “Strip It Down,” which he co-wrote with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, is starting to hit the airwaves, just in time for Friday’s release of his new album, Kill the Lights.
The Georgia native says he’s never really recorded a song like “Strip It Down.” “I’m five albums in. This is my fifth album and I’ve never really done like that slow dance, take your girl and have a big ole, big ole night of romance and all that, and ‘Strip It Down’ kind of does that and I’m interested to see how the fans react to that. I think I got a good picture in my mind of how it’s going to go and I’m excited to see all of that transpire. But I do feel like ‘Strip It Down’ is a really, really special moment on the CD and I don’t think three years ago I could have delivered a song like ‘Strip It Down’ like I wanted to, but it felt right the way we wrote it.”
Catch Luke performing the tune when he hits the stage of Good Morning America’s 2015 Summer Concert Series on Friday (August 7th) and NBC’s Tonight Show on Monday (August 10th).
The reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year’s new album, Kill the Lights, hits stores Friday (August 7th).
Luke Bryan (Strip It Down) 2 OC: …magical moment. :56
“I’m five albums in. This is my fifth album and I’ve never really done like that slow dance, take your girl and have a big ole, big ole night of romance and all that, and ‘Strip It Down’ kind of does that and I’m interested to see how the fans react to that. I think I got a good picture in my mind of how it’s going to go and I’m excited to see all of that transpire. But I do feel like ‘Strip It Down’ is a really, really special moment on the CD and I don’t think three years ago I could have delivered a song like ‘Strip It Down’ like I wanted to, but it felt right the way we wrote it. Me and Jon and Ross we just kind of huddled up at the house, same room – the loft at me and Caroline’s house (bust) Well the loft at me and Caroline’s house is kind of my little writing room and kind of got some good vibes going on in there writing some good songs. But Ross and Jon came out there, and we knocked out ‘Strip It Down’ and it was a pretty magical moment.”
Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore and Sam Hunt are among the performers during the brand new ABC-TV special, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.
“It’s an amazing night of music and an amazing week for Nashville and it’s a great, great week for me,” says Luke. “I get to be home and do all this stuff. I was at the house playing with the boys and came in and sound checked and been here. It’s always been a fun week for me.”
Little Big Town return as hosts for the third time, while Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser and Carrie Underwood will also be among the performers. The CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Tuesday, August 4th beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.
Luke Bryan (CMA Music Fest 2015) OC: …for this week. :50
“I truly love this week for, I mean, hundreds of reasons. I always remember my first ones starting out and doing River Stages and always dreaming of coming over here and performing at LP Field. I did my fan club party, and I truly love that opportunity to do that show for them really, really kind of acoustic and a chance to kind of sit there and be real with them for a little bit, and then obviously through the day and being here tonight. It’s an amazing night of music and an amazing week for Nashville and it’s a great, great week for me. And then, like I said, I get to be home and do all this stuff. I was at the house playing with the boys and came in and sound checked and been here. It’s always been a fun week for me. A lot of my family comes in for this week.”
Luke Bryan premiered the title track of his new album, Kill the Lights, on Tinder, the world’s most popular social app for meeting new people. Beginning today (Friday, July 31st) through Monday, August 3rd, Tinder users nationwide will discover a video message from Luke inviting them to be the first to experience his new track. Simply tap the banners on either the top or bottom of the card to receive an exclusive link. Fans will also have the opportunity to pre-order Luke’s latest album, KILL THE LIGHTS, out August 7th. Tinder users should have the latest version of the app installed to catch the video.
“Tinder is the hottest social platform for meeting new people,” shared Luke. “That’s why I thought my title track for KILL THE LIGHTS would be perfect to premiere exclusively on the app before it comes out next Friday, August 7th. I’m happily married and not on Tinder but I hope my fans on Tinder enjoy the song – and if they’re not on Tinder, now’s the chance.”
Luke’s “Kill The Lights” track will also become available on iTunes on Tuesday, Aug. 4th when pre-ordering the album.
Luke Bryan is one week away from releasing his new album, Kill the Lights. The collection features his latest hit, “Kick the Dust Up,” which is poised to enter the top of the country charts.
The son of a peanut farmer, Luke says the song really defines who he is. “‘Kick the Dust Up’ is just a song that really defines who I am,” he says. “It talks about a farm in town. It talks about we don’t stand in those lines buying $10 drinks. Why do that when we can go buy a six pack and go out to a cornfield and kick some dust up? And that’s what I want my fans doing.”
Luke is set to perform a couple of tracks from the new album during ABC’s Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on August 7th, the day his album is released. He’ll also take over New York City’s Irving Plaza for a record release party that evening.
Luke Bryan (lead single Kick the Dust Up) OC: …album off. 1:14
“‘Kick the Dust Up’ is just a song that really defines who I am. It talks about a farm in town. It talks about we don’t stand in those lines buying $10 drinks Why do that when we can go buy a six pack and go out to a cornfield and kick some dust up. And that’s what I want my fans doing and when I think about just how tough ‘Kick the Dust Up’ is. I mean it’s a tough song in my opinion. And I’ll tell you what, in the way the instrumentation on it is something different, something that you may or may not have ever, something that I don’t think I’ve ever heard on country song or something on country radio. It’s almost got a Middle Eastern lick in there which is something that is pretty hooky. And ‘Kick The Dust Up’ is as much as it is a lyrical song about being in the country, it has a whole other side of these musical hooks that make it fun and make it drive and feels like big stadium, big anthemic country songs. It feels like just a big anthem to me, and we felt like it was the way to name the tour and we felt like it was the way to kick this album off.”
In celebration of the release of ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights, Citi will present an exclusive concert by the award-winning country artist that will stream live from Irving Plaza on August 7th on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo. Tickets will be available for purchase exclusively for Citi cardmembers beginning Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 am EST. Kill The Lights is Bryan’s fifth studio album and the follow up to his most successful project to date, Crash My Party, which contains six consecutive No. 1 singles, is certified Double Platinum and has sold over two million copies with eight million digital downloads.
“I am so excited to be getting this new music out to my fans and cannot wait to be on stage and enjoy the album release night with them!” said Luke Bryan. Fans can tune in to stream the concert live online on August 7th at 9:00 pm ET here. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the concert wherever they are through the Yahoo Screen App on mobile devices (iOS & Android) and connected devices (Apple TV, Roku and Xbox). This live stream is part of Live Nation’s partnership with Yahoo, bringing live concerts and festivals to music fans across the globe.
“Luke Bryan’s last album solidified his superstar status and we are thrilled to celebrate the release of Kill The Lights,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Head of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. “Country music is a favorite among Citi cardmembers. We’ve enjoyed working with Luke on his previous tours and know this intimate concert will be a night to remember.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Citi as a presenter of this once-in-a-lifetime concert with Luke Bryan in such an intimate setting as the legendary Irving Plaza,” said Darin Wolf, executive vice president, Live Nation Media & Sponsorships. “Throughout our successful partnership, Citi has shown a commitment to providing its customers extraordinary access to the best music artists in the world.”
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7.5 million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his four studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. In 2014, Luke achieved the best touring year of his career with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. In early 2015, Luke played his first-ever shows in Europe and on May 22, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched a new exhibit, “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary.” The exhibit runs through November 8, 2015. Luke’s new concert tour, “Kick The Dust Up,” which is also the title of the first single from Kill The Lights, will continue through October and includes seven stadium dates.