Luke Bryan is an American country music singer-songwriter known for such chart-topping hits as 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,' 'Drink a Beer' and 'Kick the Dust Up.'
Born in Georgia in 1976, Luke Bryan found professional success as a songwriter before delivering his debut album, I'll Stay Me, in 2007. He followed with the acclaimed albums Doin' My Thing, Tailgates & Tanlines, Crash My Party and Kill the Lights, the last of which produced a record-breaking six No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. In late 2017, Bryan released his fourth album to top the Billboard Top 200, What Makes You Country, before debuting as a judge for a revived American Idol early the following year.
Luke Bryan's Albums and Hit Songs
Bryan introduced himself to a wider audience with "All My Friends Say," the lead single from his debut album, I'll Stay Me (2007). The song spent more than 30 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, peaking of No. 5, while "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man" also earned favorable receptions, propelling the album to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
After kicking off Doin' My Thing (2009) with "Do I," a legitimate crossover hit, Bryan scored his first two No. 1 country singles with "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby." Doin' My Thing became his second straight album to reach the No. 2 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Bryan made his fans wait another two years for Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), an album that cemented his standing as one of the top artists in the business. Several tracks, including "I Don't Want This Night to End," "Drunk on You" and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," became No. 1 country hits.
He followed with Spring Break...Here to Party (2013), an album of tracks from previous EPs, as well as the new songs "Buzzkill" and "Just a Sip."
Bryan notched a whopping five No. 1 singles on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with his fourth studio effort, Crash My Party (2013). Among its celebrated tracks are "Drink a Beer," which the artist has described as "the coolest sad song ever," and "Play It Again."
Bryan's fifth studio album, Kill the Lights (2015), was noted for showcasing the artist in a quieter, more contemplative light. The result was an unprecedented level of success, as a record-breaking six singles, including "Kick the Dust Up," "Strip It Down" and "Fast," went on to top the Country Airplay chart.