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Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan grew up in the very small town of Leesburg, Ga. Back home, he helped his father with his peanut and fertilizer businesses while playing sports and enjoying the great outdoors. Yet he can remember his mother urging him to belt out George Strait songs over and over while she drove him into town to shop. By age 14, his parents bought him an Alvarez guitar. By 15, his father would take him down to a nearby club, Skinner's, where he shared guitar licks and lead vocals with other local country singers. At age 16, two local songwriters who'd enjoyed some success providing tunes for Nashville artists invited him to join their twice-a-week writing sessions at a local church. By that time, Bryan led his own band, playing at Skinner's and various community events. Encouraged by everyone who heard him play, Bryan planned to move to Nashville after high school graduation. Supported by his family, he was loading his car for the move when tragedy struck. His older brother Chris, Bryan's biggest supporter and one of his best friends, was killed in an auto accident the day Bryan was to leave town. He continued to devote himself to music, finding escape and emotional release in its songs. He poured his feelings into his songwriting, and after enrolling in Georgia Southern University, Bryan and his band would perform nearly every weekend on campus or at nearby clubs or parties. He eventually recorded an album of 10 songs, nine of which he'd written. Despite everyone's encouragement, he stubbornly refused to reconsider moving to Tennessee. After graduation, he went to work for his father's agriculture business. Bryan loved the work, but a year into it, his father forced him to quit the job and move to Nashville. He arrived in Music City on Sept. 1, 2001.Within two months, he'd signed a publishing deal with a company owned by songwriter Roger Murrah. Bryan spent time honing his material, building up a catalog of songs. His debut album, I'll Stay Me, was released by Capitol Nashville in 2007 and included "All My Friends Say" and "Country Man," which each reached the Top 10 on Billboard's country albums chart. He followed it up with 2009's Doin' My Thing, which included the Top 10 single, "Do I." The project also featured "Rain Is a Good Thing," which became Bryan's first No. 1 single in 2010, and "Someone Else Calling You Baby," which topped the chart in 2011. Additionally, Bryan tapped into the college market with a series of EPs released to coincide with spring break -- 2009's Spring Break With All My Friends, 2010's Spring Break 2 ... Hangover Edition and 2011's Spring Break 3 ... It's a Shore Thing. Bryan was named the Academy of Country Music's top new artist and top new solo vocalist for 2009. At the 2010 CMT Music Awards, he received the USA Weekend breakthrough video of the year award for "Do I." -Matchu Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Artist's Top Tracks

Rain Is a Good Thing

Rain Is a Good Thing

We Rode In Trucks

We Rode In Trucks

Country Girl (Shake It for Me)

Country Girl (Shake It for Me)

Drunk on You

Drunk on You

Do I

Do I

I Don't Want This Night to End

I Don't Want This Night to End

You Make Me Want To

You Make Me Want To

I'll Stay Me

I'll Stay Me

All My Friends Say

All My Friends Say

Pray About Everything

Pray About Everything

First Love Song

First Love Song

Tackle Box

Tackle Box

Over The River

Over The River

That's My Kind of Night

That's My Kind of Night

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Someone Else Calling You Baby

Someone Else Calling You Baby

Crash My Party

Crash My Party

Play It Again

Play It Again

Country Man

Country Man

Drink a Beer

Drink a Beer

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

Too Damn Young

Too Damn Young

What Country Is

What Country Is

I See You

I See You

I Know You're Gonna Be There

I Know You're Gonna Be There

Been There, Done That

Been There, Done That

Baby's On The Way

Baby's On The Way

Drinkin' Beer And Wastin' Bullets

Drinkin' Beer And Wastin' Bullets

You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

Suntan City

Suntan City

Muckalee Creek Water

Muckalee Creek Water

Tailgate Blues

Tailgate Blues

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Run Run Rudolph

Run Run Rudolph

Kick the Dust Up

Kick the Dust Up

Buzzkill

Buzzkill

If You Ain't Here To Party

If You Ain't Here To Party

Faded Away

Faded Away

The Car In Front Of Me

The Car In Front Of Me

Everytime I See You

Everytime I See You

Apologize

Apologize

Doin' My Thing

Doin' My Thing

Welcome To The Farm

Welcome To The Farm

I Knew You That Way

I Knew You That Way

Beer in the Headlights

Beer in the Headlights

Strip It Down

Strip It Down

In Love With The Girl

In Love With The Girl

Love In A College Town

Love In A College Town

Chuggin' Along

Chuggin' Along

I Did It Again

I Did It Again

Artist's Albums

I'll Stay Me

I'll Stay Me

Doin' My Thing

Doin' My Thing

Tailgates & Tanlines

Tailgates & Tanlines

Crash My Party

Crash My Party

Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

Luke Bryan EP

Luke Bryan EP

Spring Break...Here To Party

Spring Break...Here To Party

Kill The Lights

Kill The Lights

Spring Break 3...It's A Shore Thing

Spring Break 3...It's A Shore Thing

Run Run Rudolph

Run Run Rudolph

Tailgates and Tanlines

Tailgates and Tanlines

Spring Break with All My Friends

Spring Break with All My Friends

Crash My Party (Deluxe)

Crash My Party (Deluxe)

Spring Break...Checkin' Out

Spring Break...Checkin' Out

Spring Break 4...Suntan City

Spring Break 4...Suntan City

Kick the Dust Up

Kick the Dust Up

Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever

Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever

Spring Break 2...Hangover Edition

Spring Break 2...Hangover Edition

Crash My Party (Deluxe Version)

Crash My Party (Deluxe Version)

Doin' My Thing (Cancelled)

Doin' My Thing (Cancelled)

Strip It Down

Strip It Down

Country For Christmas

Country For Christmas

Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Single

Country Girl (Shake It For Me) - Single

Games

Games

Crash My Party - Single

Crash My Party - Single

Billboard Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Primecuts - Hp200704 - 012607

Primecuts - Hp200704 - 012607

Do I (Radio Single)

Do I (Radio Single)

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Billboard Hit Single

Billboard Hit Single

Crash My Party (Single)

Crash My Party (Single)

US TOP40 Single Charts

US TOP40 Single Charts

Country Girl (Radio Single)

Country Girl (Radio Single)

Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day

Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day

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Music

Music

Spring Break With All My Friends - EP

Spring Break With All My Friends - EP

Crash My Party (Deluxe Edition)

Crash My Party (Deluxe Edition)

Doin My Thing

Doin My Thing

Do I - Single

Do I - Single

Crash My Party (International Tour Edition)

Crash My Party (International Tour Edition)

Do I

Do I

Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 4

Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 4

Kick The Dust Up (single)

Kick The Dust Up (single)

Alabama & Friends

Alabama & Friends

Strip It Down (Single)

Strip It Down (Single)

Spring Break 3...It's a Shore Thing - EP

Spring Break 3...It's a Shore Thing - EP

Spring Breakdown

Spring Breakdown

Single

Single