The CMA announced a new TV special, CMA Summer Jam, which is a three-hour star-studded concert event on September 2nd at 8pm ET on ABC. Filmed at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and other locations at some of the hottest spots in Music City, the special features performances and collaborations curated by the artists themselves.
Artists such as Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood, as well as Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Breland, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.
Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will bring his “Proud To Be Right Here Tour” to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this Friday, July 30th to perform to a SOLD-OUT hometown crowd. The concert, that also features special guests Dylan Scott and Caylee Hammack along with DJ Rock, is the eighth time Luke has performed for sold-out or beyond capacity crowds in Nashville with back-to-back sold-out dates in Bridgestone Arena in both 2013 and 2017 and in 2015 Luke became the only country act to sell out Vanderbilt Stadium joining an elite list of musicians like the Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and U2. In 2018, Luke’s concert on Broadway drew 30,000 fans to celebrate the grand opening of LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK and in 2017 60,000 fans gathered in downtown Music City to see Luke perform from the rooftop of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge as the Nashville Predators played game 6 for the Stanley Cup. The Tennessean/USA Today previewed the Nashville show HERE.
Between stops on his tour, Luke recently invited People Magazine to his farm outside of Nashville to talk about his life and career and the stories shared in the upcoming Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Dairy, an original five-part docuseries set to premiere on Friday, August 6, exclusively on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service. Luke’s People cover will begin hitting newsstands everywhere on Friday. Read the cover story HERE.
Luke will make additional appearances to talk about the docuseries on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan on Friday, August 6th, and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on August 8th.
About Luke Bryan
Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 26 #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 recently wrapped his fourth season as a celebrity judge, alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, on ABC’s American Idol. This spring he released a deluxe version of his #1 debuting BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition).
Luke Bryan says his upcoming IMDb TV Original Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary docuseries is pretty emotional for him and believes it will be emotional for the fans as well.
“To watch the docuseries, I mean it’s just an emotional ride,” says the five-time Entertainer of the Year. “To see footage of my brother when he was young, to see some of these images of me and my sister and us growing up as kids, to and even, the toughest part is actually having my brother-in-law Lee in the interview process. We could have certainly never imagined that he wouldn’t be here. So, I mean, there’s some moments in there where it’s just impossible not to get emotional and shed some tears and I think, as the fans dive into this, they’ll feel all those emotions and really hopefully be wrapped up in this story of my life.”
The five-part docuseries follows the Georgia native as he experiences the ups, downs, triumphs, and tragedies along the road to unprecedented success. Through original home videos, interviews, and incredibly personal footage, viewers will get a backstage pass experience into the life of the country music superstar. All episodes of Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary will premiere on Friday, August 6, exclusively on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
Luke, who is making his way up the country charts with his latest smash “Waves,” is back on the road with his Proud To Be Right Here Tour making stops in Cincinnati, Ohio, Charlotte, North Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend.
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“To watch the docuseries, I mean it’s just an emotional ride. To see footage of my brother when he was young, to see some of these images of me and my sister and us growing up as kids, to and even, the toughest part is actually having my brother-in-law Lee in the interview process. We could have certainly never imagined that he wouldn’t be here. So, I mean, there’s some moments in there where it’s just impossible not to get emotional and shed some tears and I think, as the fans dive into this, they’ll feel all those emotions and really hopefully be wrapped up in this story of my life.”