• LUKE BRYAN IS SET TO RELEASE HIS FINAL SPRING BREAK ALBUM, CHECKIN’ OUT, MARCH 10TH.

    NASHVILLE, TN – (February 4, 2015)  – The 50th ACM Awards Show co-host and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will release his final Spring Break album, Spring Break…Checkin’ Out on March 10.  
    “My fans have been so wonderful to embrace these special spring break albums over the last seven years,” shared Luke.  “We’ve created a lot of amazing memories writing these songs and performing them at the beach shows in Florida.  Those concerts are among the most enjoyable of my career!” 
    Spring Break…Checkin’ Out will be available in record stores as well as digitally and will contain five *new, original songs all co-written by Luke plus all six songs from last year’s EP.  Pre-order the album at http://umgn.us/LBSBCO .
    Spring Break…Checkin’ Out
    1. My Ol’ Bronco
    2.  Games
    3.  She Get Me High
    4.  Spring Breakdown
    5.  Good Lookin’ Girl
    6.  Checkin’ Out
    7.  You And The Beach
    8.  Night One
    9.   Like We Ain’t Ever
    10. The Sand I Brought To The Beach
    11. Are You Leaving With Him
    Walmart will carry an exclusive deluxe package, Luke Bryan Spring Break…The Set List: THE COMPLETE SPRING BREAK COLLECTION ZinePak, which will include a two-disk set with all 25 songs plus a 48-page magazine with exclusive interviews and photos from each of the previous spring break releases including the five new songs from this year. This limited-edition commemorative collectible is available only at Walmart and Walmart.com while supplies last.
    Luke’s collection of all six previous Spring Break releases combined have over 1.1 million sales to date.
    Luke will play two free concerts at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City, Florida on March 11 and 12.  Over 230,000 fans came out for last year’s shows.    
    Last week, Luke received four nominations for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Song of the Year for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.  Luke will co-host the 50th ACM Awards for the third consecutive year with Blake Shelton on April 19 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on the CBS Television Network.
    Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.  Luke achieved the best touring year of his career in 2014 with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts.  In 2015, he will play his first-ever shows in Europe, release his final Spring Break album on March 10, be honored with a summer exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and will embark on a new tour in May, “Kick The Dust Up Tour.”
    Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnlineInstagram and Facebook.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about doing just one last Spring Break album.

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    Luke Bryan (Spring Break 7) OC: …stuff like that. :50
    “We had thought last year was probably gonna be the last year, but when we got down to [Panama City] and there was like 200,000 people going crazy on the beach, and then we realized if we do one more EP and then put ‘em together, we can do one more physical album. So, we started planning it kinda realized that this would be the last year, and I have been jokingly saying that it has been pretty nice to continue Spring Break well into my ‘30s. I feel like I’ve done a lot better than my other buddies, because they certainly haven’t been going to Spring Break and partying with a bunch of college kids. But, it’s been fun. It’s been amazing to be able to go down there and do the Spring Break shows every year and get inspiration for new songs and new tours and tour ideas and stuff like that.”



    Audio / Luke Bryan says his Spring Break shows have always been a highlight each year.

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    Luke Bryan (Spring Break 7) 2 OC: …endeavors. :24
    “Historically, if you go back, it’s always been one of the highlights of my year going down and doing the show, just ‘cause it’s hard to turn down that much fun. It gives me a sadness to have to let it go, but we feel it’s time and I’ve got some fun stuff in order music-wise that will turn into other fun endeavors.”



  • LUKE BRYAN IS NO. 1 WITH LATEST SINGLE.

    Luke Bryan climbs to the top of both country charts this week with his latest smash, “I See You.” The song is the sixth No. 1 song from his multi-platinum album, Crash My Party.

    Luke is excited to get out there and play his latest hit for his fans. “‘I See You,’ for me, I felt like I wanted to play it live. I just loved the intensity of how edgy the song is. I had never went that far with almost kind of a rock feel, and I just felt like it was a hit, and I just really wanted to get it in the hands of my fans.

    Luke is getting ready to hit stores with his latest – and final – Spring Break album, Checkin’ Out March 10th.

    Audio / Luke Bryan wants to see how his latest No. 1 single, “I See You,” does on the road.

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    Luke Bryan (I See You) OC: …the road. :22
    “‘I See You,’ for me, I felt like I wanted to play it live. I just loved the intensity of how edgy the song is. I had never went that far with almost kind of a rock feel, and I just felt like it was a hit, and I just really wanted to get it in the hands of my fans. And now I’m excited to see how it does on the road.”

     

  • ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    The nominations for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced, via its social media outlets.
    The awards show will take place April 19th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan return to co-host the event.

    Entertainer of the Year
    Jason Aldean
    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Miranda Lambert
    Florida Georgia Line

    Male Vocalist of the Year
    Jason Aldean
    Dierks Bentley
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Brad Paisley
    Blake Shelton

    Female Vocalist of the Year
    Brandy Clark
    Miranda Lambert
    Martina McBride
    Kacey Musgraves
    Carrie Underwood

    Group of the Year
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Rascal Flatts
    The Band Perry
    Zac Brown Band

    Album of the Year

    Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
    Producer: Michael Knox
    Record Label: Broken Bow Records

    Pain Killer, Little Big Town
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

    Platinum, Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
    Record Label: RCA Nashville

    Riser, Dierks Bentley
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

    The Outsiders, Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

    Vocal Duo of the Year
    Brothers Osborne
    Florida Georgia Line
    Dan + Shay
    Maddie & Tae
    The Swon Brothers

    New Artist of the Year (currently open for fan voting)
    Brett Eldredge
    Tyler Farr
    Sam Hunt
    Kip Moore

    Thomas Rhett
    Chase Rice
    Cole Swindell
    Dan + Shay

    Single Record of the Year (awarded to artist/producers/record company)

    “American Kids” Kenny Chesney
    “Automatic” Miranda Lambert
    “Dirt” Florida Georgia Line
    “Drunk On A Plane” Dierks Bentley
    “I Don’t Dance” Lee Brice

    Vocal Event of the Year
    Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe, Producer: Scott Hendricks, Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
    Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill,  Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw, Record Label: Big Machine Records
    Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood, Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Record Label: RCA Nashville
    The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli, Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank, Record Label: Big Machine Records
    This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

    Video of the Year
    American Kids – Kenny Chesney. Director: Shaun Silva, Producer: Don Lepore
    Cop Car – Keith Urban, Director: John Urbano, Producer: Michelle Abnet
    Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley, Director: Wes Edwards, Producer: Clarke Gallivan
    I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell, Director: James Keach, Producer: Julian Raymond
    Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood, Director: Trey Fanjoy, Producer: Trent Hardville

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet talks about his hopes for Pain Killer.

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    LBT (hopes for Pain Killer) 2 OC: …test of time. :24
    PHILLIP: “Winning awards and having success, commercial success with Tornado, I think, gave us a bigger platform, and for me, I hope that platform – I’m really proud that we made Painkiller, because it’s the best thing we’ve ever done and that we have a platform to share it on is amazing. So, I think we wanted to step up to the challenge and know there’s a great platform here, what are we going to put on it? And we wanted something to stand the test of time.”

     

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves is passionate about her song, “Follow Your Arrow.”

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    Kacey Musgraves (Follow Your Arrow) 2 OC: …accepting other people. :43
    “I get like fired up when I talk about this song, because it’s so fun to play and it’s always interesting. I’m always wary whenever I play it a little bit because it does push some buttons, but people young and old seem to get a kick out of it and just appreciate that fact that like I’m showing love to people who don’t usually get that in our genre. And, too, it’s just funny because no matter what side of the coin you’re on, gay, straight, left, right, black, white, anything, I mean there’s always going to be an opposing opinion so it doesn’t matter. Like society is going to have an opinion either way. You’re never going to make society happy completely. I mean if you’re too fat, then you need to lose weight, but if you lose too much weight, then oh, she’s on crack. It’s just about being who are and accepting other people.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says his ACM-nominated album Riser is a snapshot of his life at the moment.

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    Dierks Bentley (Riser snapshot) OC: …decided for me. :45
    “I think every record I’ve made has always been a little bit of a Polaroid snapshot of where I was at that place and time when I made it. This particular album just has a lot of scenery in the picture. I mean there’s a lot that’s gone on in the last two years, more so than any other time in my life. You look at some of the bookends of the making of this record – my Dad passing away at the start of the process and then my son Knox being born at the end of the process. It was unexpected…when I made this record I just wanted to have the best songs. I wasn’t sure what they were going to be about, but I wanted them to be the best. I wanted to write my best songs, I wanted to write a lot of songs. I wanted to listen to a lot of outside songs and find the best songs that I could for whatever I was going to write about, but I wasn’t sure what it was gonna be, and then life came along and decided for me.”

    Audio / Eric Church says the story of his ACM-nominated “Give Me Back My Hometown,’ appeals to him as a songwriter.

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    Eric Church (Give Me Back My Hometown) OC: …songwriter. :41
    “I love that it’s about ‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ but it’s about a guy that’s still in his hometown. He’s in the most familiar place, the place he knows better than anything, but because his female lover left him there, all those places that he knows so well, become so haunting and foreign to him. The loneliness and sadness of it, it’s one of the sadder songs we’ve ever done. To be at the place that you grow up at that is your home, and the person that left you there took that from you, there’s nothing lonelier than that. So, I love that dichotomy of ‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ when the person’s in it, they’re standing in it, and that appealed to me as a songwriter.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about one of his favorite songs on the album, “Drink a Beer.”

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    Luke Bryan (Drink a Beer) OC: …the album. :50
    “‘Drink a Beer’ is the best way I can describe it is — it’s the coolest sad song I’ve ever heard.  It’s the saddest sad song you’ve ever heard but it’s like it could be played at any really environment and you’re not going to tank the mood. You’re just going to make people reflect and the perfect way you’re going to make them revert back to somebody that they lost, whether it’s their granddad that they used to sit on a boat and drink a beer with. It’s whoever in your life that you’ve lost that you would have shared a beer with, and I think it’s just a perfectly written sad song, and it’s one of those that I’m honored that it found its way to me and I’m honored that it can be on the album.”


  • SUPER BOWL 2015: Canaan, Darius, Dierks, Easton, Keith, Lady A, Little Big Town, Luke, Sam

    This Sunday (February 1st), millions of people around the world will be tuning in to the Super Bowl (the Big Game), including some of your favorite country artists. Some will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, while others will be pulling for the New England Patriotsto win the Big Game. Canaan Smith, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin, Kip Moore, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and Little Big Town are definitely fans of football…Check out all the action at the University of Phoenix stadium on Sunday at 6:30pm ET on NBC.

    A handful of artists will be out in Phoenix for events preceding Sunday’s game.

    Dierks Bentley returns to his home state to perform at the annual Night Before concert, along with Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. The show takes place January 31st at the US Airways Center.

    Sam Hunt will perform at the first-ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, Arizona, along with the Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and the Cadillac Three.

    The members of Little Big Town are set to perform at this year’s Taste of the NFL Party With a Purpose Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s a strolling wine and food event featuring a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish, alongside a current or alumni NFL player. All proceeds go to benefit food banks in every NFL city. “It’s a privilege to perform at this year’s Taste of the NFL event and to help raise funds and awareness for hunger relief,” says LBT’s Karen Fairchild. “Working together to support the fight against hunger is something that we are very passionate about. We are excited to help support local food banks and are eager to defeat hunger throughout the U.S.”

    Audio / Canaan Smith always has a good time watching the Super Bowl.

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    Canaan Smith (Super Bowl) OC: …It’s cool. :21
    “Super Bowl’s all about pizza and commercials. You gotta sit down, you gotta drink your beer, get a little buzz. It’s pepperoni and banana peppers for me and my family. We sit down, we have a a good time, we have friends over. We have a nice TV, plenty of space. We have a good time. Usually, when it’s all said and done, we have a little dance party afterwards too. It’s cool.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker is a HUGE football fan, as everyone probably knows by now. He even has a special man cave with probably six or seven (or more) televisions mounted on the wall to catch all of the games being played during the season. He explains why he loves football so much. SIDENOTE: He’s a huge Miami Dolphins fan, and word has it, just to be able to meet then Dolphins quarterback, Dan Marino, he asked him to be in a Hootie & the Blowfish video for “Only Wanna Be With You.”

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    Darius Rucker (football) OC: …football season. :20
    “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football, and I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more. For me, there’s two times a year, man — football season and waiting for football season.”

    Audio / Easton Corbin says you can’t go on the bus during football season without a game being on the television.

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    Easton Corbin (football) OC: …that’s on. :07
    “That’s all that’s on the bus on the weekends. That’s it, and we’ve got three TVs on the bus, so that’s all that’s on.”

    Audio / Keith Urban says his wife, Nicole Kidman, got him interested in football.

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    Keith (Nicole and football) OC: …new to me. :04

    “She’s a big NFL fan, and she sort of turned me on to it.”

     

    Audio / The members of Lady Antebellum reveal their favorite tailgate foods, just in time for the Big Game.

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    Lady A (tailgate food) OC: (Charles) …football watching. :21
    HILLARY: “Honestly, chips and salsa, salsa or cheese dip or something. That’s like what I always go for. I could eat that every meal. No joke.” DAVE: “Best tailgate food is a big ole burger soaked in Dale’s sauce. That’s all you need.” HILLARY: “Or bratwurst. I forgot that. Those are good.” CHARLES: “Cold beer! A couple of little finger foods, but without cold beer, it’s not football watching.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s beautiful and talented Karen Fairchild was a badass growing up when she was playing quarterback for her powder puff football team.

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    LBT (football story) OC: …my lip. :40
    “I was the quarterback to my powder puff team. I was running the ball and I came around the corner – this was in high school – and a foreign exchange student, I think her name was Inga (KIMBERLY: “Inga.”), and I didn’t want to fumble ‘cause my brother and my dad were there, and I come from this very athletic family, so I held onto the ball. I knew I was going to go down, so I let my head hit first and I bit all the way through, but I didn’t fumble and I had a hole in my face, though. The sad thing is that it was just flag football, but I left my flags on and cleats and everything, ‘cause it looked cool, and I had blood running all down my jersey. I went to the emergency room like that, and they sewed up my lip.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan gives his pick for this year’s Big Game matchup between Seattle and New England. Luke Bryan (Super Bowl food) OC: …over again. :22 “Definitely Super Bowl is like the queso, the Frito Lay scoops with the Ro-tel situation. I guess it’s like, what’s the black-eyed pea stuff too? All of that, just stuff that you can sit there and have lots of sodium, and then just, it’s like Thanksgiving all over again.” Former UAB quarterback Sam Hunt talks about his thoughts on this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

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    Luke Bryan (Super Bowl 2015) OC: …love ya! :26
    “My thoughts on the Super Bowl – I am, hmmmm, that’s a toughie. Patriots and Seattle – I’m completely neutral. I’m gonna sit back and enjoy the Super Bowl, kind of lean to the Patriots a little bit, ‘cause I’m East Coast. Seattle’s way out there, but I love Seattle, so don’t take it personally. Love ya!”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about some of the food he likes to have while watching the Super Bowl.

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    Luke Bryan (Super Bowl food) OC: …over again. :22
    “Definitely Super Bowl is like the queso, the Frito Lay scoops with the Ro-tel situation. I guess it’s like, what’s the black-eyed pea stuff too? All of that, just stuff that you can sit there and have lots of sodium, and then just, it’s like Thanksgiving all over again.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt, a former UAB quarterback, talks about his thoughts on this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

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    Sam Hunt (Super Bowl 2015) OC: …pick a team. :46
    “I don’t have a die-hard team, but when it comes to playoff time, Super Bowl time, I definitely come in and get caught up in that whole world. I was pulling for (Green Bay Packers Quarterback) Aaron Rodgers, and especially after he hurt his leg, I thought it would be really cool for him overcome that. So close. He’s such a phenomenal quarterback. He did a really great job. But all of the quarterbacks at this point are gonna be at the top of their game, and it’s hard not to be a fan of any of them – anybody who’s that talented at that level at anything. I was pulling for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, but now that the Super Bowl’s here, I don’t know. I’m gonna have to kind of educate myself on the seasons that each one of them has had, see who I feel like deserves it most and pick a team.”



  • LUKE BRYAN LOOKS AHEAD TO THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS.

    The nominations for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards will be revealed on Tuesday (January 27th), and one artist who hopes his name will be among those called is the 2013 ACM Entertainer of the Year,Luke Bryan.

    “When the nominations come out, they’re always something you’re very excited about. I mean, it’s a huge awards show [with] a lot of implications,” says Luke. “The ACMs have been amazing to me in getting me here and showcasing who I am as an artist. So, I’ll be biting my nails and see what happens.”

    The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live – for the first time — from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas April 19th at 8pm ET on CBS. Luke and Blake Shelton return as co-hosts.

    Luke’s latest single, “I See You,” is sitting inside the Top 3 on the country charts.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about ACM nominations day, which is coming up on Tuesday (January 27th) this year.

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    Luke Bryan (pre ACM nominations 2015) OC: …to saying. :37
    “When the nominations come out, they’re always something you’re very excited about. I mean, it’s a huge awards show and a lot of implications…the ACMs have been amazing to me in getting me here and showcasing who I am as an artist. So, I’ll be biting my nails and see what happens, and it’s an amazing night and an amazing day to hear what you’re nominated for, and you never know. You never know what’s gonna get in and what’s not. I’m truly just honored to be in the game, and to be a former ACM Entertainer of the Year is still something I can’t even get used to saying.”

     

     

     

  • LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES THE ‘KICK THE DUST UP TOUR,’ STADIUM DATES, HALL OF FAME EXHIBIT AND HIS SEVENTH AND FINAL SPRING BREAK ALBUM.

    Nashville – (January 21, 2015) – The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and co-host of the 50th ACM Awards Luke Bryan announced his plans for 2015 during a press conference hosted this morning in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.  The press conference was streamed live at www.lukebryanlive.comand can still be viewed online.

    Luke will launch a new tour, “Kick The Dust Up Tour,” on May 8 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Last year Luke played before 1.7 million fans and due to the highly successful “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” and it’s all sell-out run including four stadium dates, this year’s tour will include seven stadium concerts- June 6 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver; June 20 at TFC Bank Stadium in St. Paul; Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on July 11; Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium on July 18; Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco on August 29; the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on September 5; and wrapping the tour at Ford Field in Detroit on October 30.  Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the “Kick The Dust Up Tour” and Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett will be added as special guests on all the stadium shows.

    Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 30 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com and can check www.lukebryanlive.com for opportunities to enter to win fly away promotions to the stadium shows or further information about additional on sales.  Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “Kick The Dust Up Tour” and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is a sponsor.  Cabela’s CLUB Visa Members will have access to presale tickets and preferred seats in select markets. Complete details are available at www.cabelas.com/lukebryan. Citi is the official credit card of Luke Bryan’s “Kick The Dust Up Tour.  Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning today. For complete presale details visitwww.citiprivatepass.com.

    • Luke will release his seventh Spring Break album on March 10, “Spring Break…Checkin’ Out.”  This will be the final project of Luke’s Spring Break series and it will be available in stores as well as digitally.  The collection of Spring Break releases combined have over 1.1 million sales to date.  Luke will return to Panama City Beach for two free shows on March 11 & 12 at Spinnaker Beach Club where last year’s concerts brought in a combined 230,000 fans.
    • This May, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil a new exhibit highlighting special treasures from Luke’s career giving fans an inside look to one of country music’s hottest entertainers.  The exhibit will run through November 2015.
    • During February and March, Luke will head overseas for his first international performances in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Norway, including four C2C: Country to Country shows.

    2015 International Shows:

    2-28        Stockholm, Sweden              C2C: Country to Country at Ericsson Globe

    3-1          Oslo, Norway                        C2C: Country to Country at Spektrum

    3-3          Glasgow, UK                        Clyde Auditorium

    3-4          Munich, Germany                 Theaterfabrik

    3-6          Berlin, Germany                    C-Club

    3-7          London, UK                           C2C: Country to Country at O2 Arena

    3-8          Dublin, Ireland                       C2C: Country to Country at Dublin Arena

     

    2015 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” remaining shows:

    2-10        Grand Rapids, MI               Van Andel Arena

    2-11        Evansville, IN                       Ford Center

    2-12        Louisville, KY                       KFC Yum! Center

    2-18        Estero, FL                              Germain Arena

    2-19        Orlando, FL                          Amway Center

    2-21        Orlando, FL                          Amway Center

    5-1          Hamilton, ON                       FirstOntario Centre

    5-2          Ottawa, ON                           Canadian Tire Centre

    5-3          London, ON                          Budweiser Gardens

    5-6          Winnipeg, MB                      MTS Centre

    5-7          Winnipeg, MB                      MTS Centre

     

    2015 “Kick The Dust Up Tour”:

    1-23-26  *Cancun, Mexico                  Crash My Playa                  

    2-14        *New Orleans, LA               Endymion Extravaganza/Mardi Gras Parade

    3-22        *Houston, TX                       Houston Rodeo

    4-12        *Florence, AZ                      Country Thunder USA

    5-8          Grand Forks, ND                  Alerus Center

    5-9          Sioux Falls, SD                     Denny Sanford Premier Center

    5-14        Boise, ID                               Taco Bell Pavilion

    5-15        Spokane, WA                       Spokane Arena

    5-16        Tacoma, WA                        Tacoma Dome

    6-4          Albuquerque, NM                Isleta Amphitheater

    6-6          Denver, CO                          Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    6-18        Tulsa, OK                              BOK Center

    6-19        Bonner Springs, KS             Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

    6-20        St Paul, MN                          TFC Bank Stadium

    6-25        Virginia Beach, VA             Farm Bureau Live

    6-26        Washington, DC                  Jiffy Lube Live

    6-27        Washington, DC                  Jiffy Lube Live

    6-28        *New York, NY                     FarmBorough Festival

    7-9          *Durant, OK                         Choctaw Events Center

    7-11        Nashville, TN                      Vanderbilt Stadium

    7-16        St. Louis, MO                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

    7-17        St. Louis, MO                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

    7-18        Cincinnati, OH                    Paul Brown Stadium

    7-24        Indianapolis, IN                   Klipsch Music Center

    7-25        Indianapolis, IN                   Klipsch Music Center

    7-26        *Twin Lakes, WI                  Country Thunder Festival

    7-30        Scranton, PA                        The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

    7-31        Pittsburgh, PA                       First Niagara Pavilion

    8-1          Pittsburgh, PA                       First Niagara Pavilion

    8-15        *Brownsville, OR                 Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival

    8-21        Atlanta, GA                          Philips Arena

    8-22        Atlanta, GA                          Philips Arena

    8-26        Salt Lake City, UT              USANA Amphitheatre

    8-27        Salt Lake City, UT              USANA Amphitheatre

    8-29        San Francisco, CA             Levi’s Stadium

    9-3          Darien Center, NY               Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

    9-4          Darien Center, NY               Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

    9-5          Cleveland, OH                    FirstEnergy Stadium

    9-11        Philadelphia, PA                  Susquehanna Bank Center

    9-12        Philadelphia, PA                  Susquehanna Bank Center

    9-18        Tampa, FL                            MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

    9-19        West Palm Beach, FL         Cruzan Amphitheatre

    9-20        West Palm Beach, FL         Cruzan Amphitheatre

    9-24        Charlotte, NC                       PNC Music Pavilion

    9-25        Raleigh, NC                          Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

    9-26        Raleigh, NC                          Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

    10-15     Sacramento, CA                  Sleep Train Arena

    10-16     San Diego, CA                      Sleep Train Amphitheatre

    10-17     Irvine, CA                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    10-18     Irvine, CA                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    10-22     San Antonio, TX                  Alamodome

    10-23     Dallas, TX                             Gexa Energy Pavilion

    10-24     Dallas, TX                             Gexa Energy Pavilion

    10-28     Chicago, IL                           United Center

    10-29     Chicago, IL                           United Center

    10-30     Detroit, MI                           Ford Field

    *Festival / event dates (not “Kick The Dust Up Tour” date / line up)

    Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 11 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.  Luke’s latest album Crash My Party was 2013’s best-selling country album which sold over two million copies with 8 million digital downloads, is certified Double Platinum, won the Billboard Music Award for “Top Country Album” and contains five consecutive No. 1 hit singles- “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink A Beer,” Play It Again” and “Roller Coaster.”  Luke made Billboard chart history last year by reaching the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot.  Luke became the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990.

    Luke Bryan achieved the best touring year of his career in 2014 with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts.  Highlights from his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” included four sold-out stadium shows where a combined 225,000 people attended; setting an all-time country record for sold tickets at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and at Soldier Field in Chicago; selling out two shows in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and becoming the first country artist to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.  The tour also had sold-out double plays in eleven cities and broke numerous venue attendance records along the way.

    Luke is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and will co-host the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton for a third consecutive year on April 19, 2015.

    For up to date information on Luke, the tour and tickets go to www.lukebryan.com or www.livenation.com.

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    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the title of his 2015 tour -- Kick the Dust Up.

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    Luke Bryan (2015 Tour announcement) OC: …of the tour. :23

    “The new tour, which I think starts in May, will be called Kick the Dust Up [Tour]. “Kick the Dust Up,” I’m not a co-writer on, but we love the title, we love what it says, we know that that song title and song will be on the next album, and we felt it was a good name of the tour.”



    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his special guests for both the Kick the Dust Up Tour and his stadium dates.

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    Luke Bryan (2015 Tour announcement) 2 OC: …super excited. :34
    “Dustin Lynch and Randy [Houser] will be fixtures throughout the year for all the shows, but when we go into stadium markets – I’m so excited to announce that we will have Florida Georgia Line with us, ah, and we will have Thomas Rhett will be a part of that. We feel that nothing will be a better time than in the summertime rolling into a big stadium and having all of these guys a part of the show, and we’re super excited.”


  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS: Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, Jennifer, Jon, Kacey, Kelleigh, LBT, Luke, Brothers Osborne and more (AUDIO)

    Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in mid-January. Some artists have resolutions and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)
    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER David Nail (New Year)

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    LINER David Nail (New Year)
    “This is David Nail, wishing you a Happy New Year’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)
    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)

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    LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Easton Corbin, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (5 Countdown)

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    LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN)
    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year. This is Eric Church.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (10 Countdown)

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    LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)
    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Happy New Year)

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    LINER Gary Allan (New Year)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)

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    LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Jennifer Nettles, wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wish you a Happy New Year!” 

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    LINER Josh Turner (New Year)
    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    LINER Keith Urban (New Year)
    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)

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    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)
    “Hey there! It’s Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)
    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year!” 

  • LUKE BRYAN IS THE MOST-PLAYED ARTIST ON JUKEBOXES ACROSS THE NATIONS.

    TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment platform in North America, today released its annual Year-End Music Charts reporting on the top played songs and artists of 2014. Based on songs played across its domestic network of over 60,000 jukeboxes, TouchTunes’ Year-End review provides unique insight into the music choices of bar and restaurant patrons regionally and nationwide.

    Country sensation Luke Bryan was TouchTunes’ Top Played Artist in 2014, closely followed by AC/DC and Eric Church. “Since I started my career playing bars across this country, it makes me proud to be TouchTunes’ Top Played Artist this year,” commented Bryan. “I hope I can continue to make music that makes people want to have fun.”

    Timed with the announcement, TouchTunes is also offering Luke Bryan fans a chance to win a trip for two to Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Playa’, an all-inclusive concert vacation in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Fans can enter the sweepstakes at participating TouchTunes locations and directly online at www.touchtunes.com/lukebryan.

    TouchTunes’ Most Played Song of the year was Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up.” The song was a smash hit from Gilbert’s Just As I Am, which recently won Favorite Country Album at the 2014 American Music Awards. Upon hearing the news, Gilbert said, “Just found out that “Bottoms Up” was the most played song on TouchTunes in 2014. It means so much to me that the song resonated with so many people.”

    From coast to coast, Rock music continued to be the most played genre in 2014, followed by Country, and with the Pop genre coming in third. Pop superstar Katy Perry was TouchTunes’ 2014 Most Played Female Artist.

    TouchTunes 2014 Year-End Charts Top 10 Played Artists

    1. Luke Bryan
    2. AC/DC
    3. Eric Church
    4. Jason Aldean
    5. Lynyrd Skynyrd
    6. Kid Rock
    7. Johnny Cash
    8. The Rolling Stones
    9. George Strait
    10. Metallica

    TouchTunes 2014 Year-End Charts Top 10 Played Songs

    1. “Bottoms Up,” Brantley Gilbert
    2. “Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)” Katy Perry
    3. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
    4. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Luke Bryan
    5. “Royals,” Lorde
    6. “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
    7. “Smoke A Little Smoke,” Eric Church
    8. “Crazy B*tch,” Buckcherry
    9. “Copperhead Road,” Steve Earle
    10. “Dirt Road Anthem,” Jason Aldean

    To view the complete TouchTunes’ 2014 Year-End Charts, please visit www.touchtunes.com/2014YearEndCharts.

     

  • LUKE BRYAN IS EMOTIONAL ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS TOUR MATES.

    Luke Bryan recently wrapped his run with Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic tour, and the performer is going to miss the friends he made while on the road. According to Luke, being on a tour like he just finished, is like moving away from your hometown in a way. “It’s like you don’t get to hang with them much anymore, and you miss all the crew guys, you know,” the “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” singer explains. “It’s like you don’t get to hang with them much anymore, and you miss all the crew guys, you know? You get to become friends with guys out on the road with him, and it’s almost like the moving city just becomes closer and closer.”

    Luke will headline his own trek this fall. CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines, with special guests Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason. It will launch September 15th in Huntington, W.V. Luke will play 22 shows before the tour is scheduled to wrap November 19th in Monroe, La.

    AUDIO: Luke Bryan talks about what he’s missing from his time on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic tour.

    Luke Bryan (miss on Tim Tour) OC: …else going. :36

    “The main thing you’ll miss about any time you leave a tour – you know, you miss seeing the artists that you’re touring with. It’s like you don’t get to hang with them much anymore, and you miss all the crew guys, you know? You get to become friends with guys out on the road with him, and it’s almost like the moving city just becomes closer and closer. So, whenever the tour’s over, you just hate, you know the people you’ve kinda gotten close with, you’re not gonna get to see them as much anymore, and that’s just kind of the way this business is designed, you know, you can tour with somebody, and then it’s time to pack it up and move it on down the road and get something else going.”

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