October has been a busy month for country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan as he began taping episodes of American Idol around his “Sunset Repeat Tour” and spending time in the recording studio. Today, Luke debuts a new single at radio with the world premiere of “What She Wants Tonight.” The song, written by Luke, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite and produced by Jeff and Jody Stevens, is the follow up to Luke’s 23rd career #1 single “Knockin’ Boots” and is the second release from an upcoming studio album. The video for “What She Wants Tonight,” directed by Michael Monaco, premiered today (check it out below). “What She Wants Tonight” is available at all digital retailers HERE.
“I have wanted to get together with this group of writers for a long time,” said Luke. “We came up with some really infectious hooks for this song and I think women listeners are going to like that the girl in the song controls the dynamic of the situation. I’ve been wanting to get a big rocking tempo out for some time and this is certainly it.”
This Sunday night Oct. 27 Luke will chat and perform “What She Wants Tonight” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as part of the show’s five special post-game editions to follow NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Earlier this week, Luke was surprised during his “Opry Goes Pink” performance at the Grand Ole Opry with a special presentation by the Academy of Country Music naming him the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for his 2013 four-times Platinum album Crash My Party. The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors to be considered are, but are not limited to the success at radio of singles released from album, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.
About Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan is a two–time Academy of Country Music and a two–time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a two–year celebrity judge on ABC’s “American Idol,” a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. Bryan has more certified digital singles than any other country artist, with 46 million tracks and 12 million albums with four Billion music streams. Bryan has now placed 23 singles at #1, 12 of which he co-wrote. In May 2019, Luke kicked off his “Sunset Repeat Tour” with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston and played for 50,000 fans its opening weekend and followed by a sold–out show in Boston’s Gillette Stadium. The tour wraps in Detroit tomorrow bringing Luke’s career stadium shows to 36.
In 2018, Bryan opened Nashville’s only six-floor entertainment facility in the heart of Music City, LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK. The name was inspired by Bryan’s childhood home near Route 32 Bridge in Lee County, Georgia.
Luke Bryan (WSWT follow-up to Knockin’ Boots) OC: …certainly it. :38
“I decided to come with ‘What She Wants Tonight’ after ‘Knockin’ Boots,’ because certainly ‘Knockin’ Boots’ was a fun summer song, but this song feels like, it’s just got some uptempo magic to it. When you say, ‘She gets what she wants, and I get to be what she wants tonight,’ I mean, I think women are going to like hearing that subject matter and just how the girl in the song kind of controls the dynamic of the situation. I’ve been wanting to get a big rockin’ uptempo out for some time, and this is certainly it.”