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Who is Thomas Luther Bryan?

Who is Thomas Luther Bryan  Bryan? The entertainment and country music world knows him as Luke Bryan.

2007-2008: I'll Stay Me

He born July 17, 1976.  and raised in Leesburg, Georgia. At age fourteen, his parents bought him his first guitar, and after learning to play it, he joined various local bands and began to play in local clubs.[3] After graduating high school, Bryan planned to move to Nashville, Tennessee; however, this move was delayed, due to the death of his brother, Chris, on the same day he planned to leave. Luke attended Georgia Southern University, and is a member of the Eta Zeta chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.[4]He moved to Nashville on September 1, 2001 and landed a deal as a songwriter within two months.[3] Among his first cuts was the title track of Travis Tritt's 2005 album My Honky Tonk History.[5] An A&R representative at Capitol Records saw Bryan perform at a club, and signed him to a recording contract. His debut single, "All My Friends Say", was released in early 2007,

 just as country music artist Billy Currington was climbing the Hot Country Songs charts with "Good Directions", which Bryan also wrote. "Good Directions" spent three weeks at Number One on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs charts in May 2007, while "All My Friends Say" reached a peak of #5. In August 2007, Bryan's debut album for Capitol, entitled I'll Stay Me, was released. The album's second single, "We Rode in Trucks", peaked in the Top 40 in early 2008.

 A third single, "Country Man", was released in February 2008 and became his second Top 10 hit. Bryan also charted in late 2008 with a cover of "Run Rudolph Run" which peaked at #42 based on Christmas airplay.

2009-2010: Doin' My Thing

In March 2009, he released an exclusive EP to iTunes titled Spring Break With All My Friends that featured two new songs, "Sorority Girls" and "Take My Drunk Ass Home," as well as an acoustic version of "All My Friends Say." After this EP, he released his fourth single, "Do I", which is included on his second album, Doin' My Thing. Bryan wrote the song with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, whose lead singer Hillary Scott also sings backing vocals on it.[6] It debuted at #53 on the country singles charts dated for May 9, 2009 and reached #2 in December, having been held from the Number One spot by Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." "Rain Is a Good Thing" was released as the second single on January 25, 2010, and in July it became his first Number One on Billboard. The third single, "Someone Else Calling You Baby", was released on August 2, 2010, and also reached Number One in February 2011.

Bryan presented at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010.[7]

2011-present: Tailgates & Tanlines

Bryan released his seventh single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", to country radio on March 14, 2011.

Also co-written by Bryan and Davidson, it served as the lead-off single to his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines, which was released August 13' 2011. The album debuted at number 1 on the Top Country Albums and number 2 on the Billboard 200. "Country Girl" peaked at number 4 on the country charts and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bryan co-wrote the album's second single, "I Don't Want This Night to End", with Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, who are collectively known as the Peach Pickers.

 In early 2012, this song became Bryan's third number 1. "Drunk On You" is the album's third single.

On March 6, 2012, Bryan released his fourth Spring Break EP entitled Spring Break 4 ... Suntan City. Along with the title track, which Bryan co-wrote with Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, the EP includes "Spring Breakup,"Little Bit Later On" and "Shake the Sand."[11]

Personal life

Luke Bryan married Caroline Boyer, a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, on Dec. 8, 2006. They welcomed a son, Thomas Boyer "Bo" Bryan, on March 18, 2008.[8] Their second son, Tatum Christopher Bryan, was born on August 11, 2010.[9]


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
I'll Stay Me 2 24
Doin' My Thing
  • Release date: October 6, 2009
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
2 6
Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Release date: August 9, 2011
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
1 2 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart
US Country
Luke Bryan EP
  • Release date: October 31, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: music download
Spring Break with
All My Friends
  • Release date: March 10, 2009
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: music download
Spring Break 2...
Hangover Edition
  • Release date: March 2, 2010
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: music download
Spring Break 3...
It's a Shore Thing
  • Release date: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: music download
6 23
Spring Break 4...
Suntan City
  • Release date: March 6, 2012
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: music download
2 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
2007 "All My Friends Say" 5 59
I'll Stay Me
"We Rode in Trucks" 33
2008 "Country Man" 10 74
2009 "Do I" 2 34 66 Doin' My Thing
2010 "Rain Is a Good Thing" 1 37 57
"Someone Else Calling You Baby" 1 56 84
2011 "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" 4 22 50 Tailgates & Tanlines
"I Don't Want This Night to End" 1 22 48
2012 "Drunk on You"A 6 23 42
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak chart
US Country US Bubbling
2008 "Run Run Rudolph" 42 Country for Christmas
2010 "Wild Weekend" 17[29] Spring Break 2… Hangover Edition
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2007 "All My Friends Say" Shaun Silva
"We Rode in Trucks"
2008 "Country Man" Luke Bryan
"Run Run Rudolph"
2009 "Do I" Shaun Silva
2010 "Rain Is a Good Thing"
2011 "It's a Shore Thing" Potsy Ponciroli
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" Shaun Silva
"If You Ain't Here to Party" Michael Monaco
"I Don't Want This Night to End" Shaun Silva
2012 "Suntan City" Michael Monaco
"Drunk on You" Shaun Silva

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2010 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Solo Vocalist[30] Won
Top New Artist[31] Won
CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "Do I"[32] Won
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year[33] Nominated
2011 CMT Music Awards Best Web Video of the Year - "It's a Shore Thing"[34] Nominated
Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award[35] Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Country Single — "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"[36] Nominated
Choice Music: Country Male Artist[36] Nominated
American Country Awards Artist of the Year: Male[37] Nominated
Single of the Year: Male — "Someone Else Calling You Baby"[37] Nominated




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