Five-time Entertainer of the Year and avid outdoorsman Luke Bryan premiered a new music video for his song “Bill Dance” in honor of Dance’s 81st birthday today. The song, written by Luke, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, is a track from Luke’s #1 debuting BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album. Watch the video here.
The video was shot at Luke’s farm outside of Nashville and features his sons Bo and Tate with cameos by all three of the co-writers. Luke co-directs for the first time, along with Michael Monaco of FlyHi Films who has now directed eighteen music videos for Luke since 2013. Michael is also the executive producer and director of Luke’s original five-part docuseries “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary,” available now on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
There is a lyric in the song, ‘There’s a lot of heroes out there these days, but if you ask me mine, there’s only one name I’ll say.’ That seems to sum up Luke’s adoration for the world-renowned angler as is evident throughout the video.
Dance is likely the most famous fishermen in the world who began competing and winning bass tournaments in the mid ’60s. That success led to a sponsorship deal with a lure manufacturer who encouraged him to begin a TV show to help promote the product. Since 1968, “Bill Dance Outdoors” has aired over 2,000 shows and Bill has produced over 36 educational videos and 12 audio educational tapes on a variety of subjects. His hilarious out-take shows have been aired all over the world. His tv shows Bill Dance Outdoors airs on the Outdoor Channel and Bill Dance Saltwater airs on the Sportsman Channel.
“Bill Dance” and Luke’s new radio single “Up” both appear on the Deluxe edition of his BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album. All five previous singles from the album have reached #1: “Waves,” “Down To One,” One Margarita,” “Knockin’ Boots,” and “What She Wants Tonight.” This is the second time Luke has released six singles deep off an album. His 2015 Kill The Lights record contains six consecutive #1 singles: “Kick The Dust Up,” “Strip It Down,” “Home Alone Tonight,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day,” “Move,” and “Fast.”
Luke takes his PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR to Los Angeles tomorrow with a show at the Staples Center and continues his west coast run through next week.
About Luke Bryan
Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 27 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 68.5 million, has 15.6 billion streams worldwide, and has sold nearly 13 million albums. His headline concert tours have played sold-out shows for 12 million fans inclusive of 36 stadium concerts, Farm Tours, Spring Break shows, and seven sold-out ‘Crash My Playa’ destination concert events. Luke has won over 50 major music awards including five wins as Entertainer of the Year. His third and most recent Entertainer win was awarded by the Academy of Country Music this April, and he also holds two Entertainer honors by the Country Music Association. Additional awards include six recognitions as a CMT Artist of the Year, NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards – as well as being named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the ‘Most Heard Artist of the Decade’ by Country Aircheck, and the ‘Artist Humanitarian Recipient’ by the Country Radio Broadcasters this February. Luke is set to return as a celebrity judge for a fifth season, alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, on ABC’s American Idol in 2022. Airing now, fans can see Luke’s original five-part docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
Audio / Luke Bryan talks about one of his favorite songs and people, “Bill Dance.”Download
Luke Bryan (Bill Dance) OC: …of this one. :22
“’Bill Dance’ is about one of my fishing heroes, Bill Dance, and hey, I grew up (as) a kid loved bass fishing, watching Bill Dance every Saturday and Sunday on all of the TV stations that he was on. He inspired me to be a great fisherman and I’m so happy for him to hear this song, and I’m so proud of this one.”