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Tailgates & Tanlines, Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

August 5th, 2011

Birth Name:
Thomas Luther Bryan

Luke Bryan


Years Active:
'00s, '10s


Country: 2008
Country: 2008
Country: 2009
Country: 2009
Rising Stars: Country
Rising Stars: C..

Luke Bryan


Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally: he grew up in Leesburg, Georgia, a small town 100 miles from the Alabama border where his father grew peanuts and sold fertilizer for a living. Bryan helped his family work the farm when he was young, but in his early teens he developed a passion for country music, picking up his influences from his parents' record collection, listening to the likes of George Strait, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, and Merle Haggard. When he was 14, his folks bought him his first guitar, and a year later his playing and singing were strong enough that he started sitting in with local bands at a club featuring live country music. At 16, Bryan starting writing songs with the help of a pair of local tunesmiths who had enjoyed some success in Nashville, and he planned to head to Music City to try his luck after graduating from high school until his brother died in an auto accident. Wanting to offer emotional support to his family, Bryan opted to attend Georgia Southern University instead, though he didn't give up music; he continued writing songs, formed a band, and was playing gigs on campus or at nearby watering holes most weekends while pursuing his studies. He recorded a self-released album, which he sold at shows during this period, but was reluctant to take the plunge and devote himself to music full-time until he returned home to work in the family business after receiving his degree. Bryan's dad, confident of his son's talent, made him an offer: he could either move to Nashville or be fired. In the early fall of 2001, Bryan pulled up stakes and relocated to Nashville, where his heartfelt songs of country life earned him a contract with one of the city's many publishing houses. In his free time, Bryan continued to perform at local clubs, and after an A&R man from Capitol Records saw him perform a set of his original material, he was given a record deal. Capitol released Bryan's first widely distributed album, I'll Stay Me, in the summer of 2007, following it with Doin' My Thing in 2009. Doin' My Thing peaked at number two on the country charts — and at number six on the Top 200 — and spawned two number one singles in "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby," with "Do I" hitting number two. Bryan returned with his third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, in the summer of 2011, its release being preceded by the single "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)."

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Top Songs

Drunk On YouTailgates & Tanlines3:33$1.29
I Don't Want This Night to EndTailgates & Tanlines3:39$1.29
Country Girl (Shake It for Me)Tailgates & Tanlines3:45$1.29
Rain Is a Good ThingDoin' My Thing2:56$1.29
Do IDoin' My Thing3:59$1.29
Suntan CitySpring Break 4...Suntan Cit..3:54$1.29
Someone Else Calling You BabyDoin' My Thing3:49$1.29
Been There, Done ThatTailgates & Tanlines4:29$1.29
Too Damn YoungTailgates & Tanlines3:36$1.29
Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bu..Doin' My Thing4:19$1.29
All My Friends SayI'll Stay Me4:02$1.29
We Rode In TrucksI'll Stay Me4:30$1.29
Kiss Tomorrow GoodbyeTailgates & Tanlines3:23$1.29
If You Ain't Here to PartySpring Break 3...It's a..3:54$1.29
Muckalee Creek WaterTailgates & Tanlines3:56$1.29
I Know You're Gonna Be ThereTailgates & Tanlines3:36$1.29
What Country IsDoin' My Thing3:14$1.29
Country ManI'll Stay Me3:10$1.29
In Love With the GirlSpring Break 3...It's a..3:29$1.29
Faded AwayTailgates & Tanlines3:48$1.29
Take My Drunk Ass Home (Demo)Spring Break With All My Fr..3:23$1.29
Sorority Girl (Demo)Spring Break With All My Fr..3:23$1.29
You Don't Know JackTailgates & Tanlines3:16$1.29
Harvest TimeTailgates & Tanlines3:27$1.29
Wild WeekendSpring Break 2... Hangover ..4:02$1.29

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I Don't Want This Night to End, Luke Bryan
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Rain Is a Good Thing, Luke Bryan
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Do I, Luke Bryan
5. Do I
Take My Drunk Ass Home, Luke Bryan
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