Luke Bryan Tops Album Charts
Once again, Luke Bryan debuts at Number One on both the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart and Top Country Albums chart this week with What Makes You Country. This is Luke’s third consecutive album to debut at Number One on both charts. At the same time, Luke’s 19th career chart-topping single “Light It Up,” the first release from What Makes You Country, marked his 10th straight Billboard Country Airplay leader, the longest current streak among all artists which began with “Play It Again” in 2014.
“So much thought goes into creating new music and I really try to write and find songs that I feel are staying true to me while staying fresh and fun. I try and imagine people singing along in their cars or with me at my shows. To have What Makes You Country go #1 is so exciting and rewarding for me, my team and my fans. It drives me to keep working harder and growing! Thank you so much for these opportunities!”
Luke says the highest expectations he has for What Makes You Country, or any of his albums, for that matter, is to draw people to the live concerts.
“My hope for every album is to put songs out that drive people to want to come see the shows. It drives people to want to listen to it on the radio and obviously have these songs incorporated in their life. I always want to have a rollercoaster of emotions through the albums – the sad songs, the love songs, the happy songs, the drinking songs, the party songs. I want to have songs that people can come to big outdoor stadium like concerts and rock and party and have a blast. I want something driving, something to hit people in the face, and let’s make some big ole fun music and some big ole fun memories.”
Luke’s What Makes You Country tour kicks off in February with special guests Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three.