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Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally — he grew up in Leesburg, GA, 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 Bryan his first guitar, and a year later his performing and singing was strong enough that he began sitting in with local bands at a club featuring live country songs. At 16, Bryan starting writing songs with the help of a pair of local tunesmiths who had enjoyed some success in Nashville, and Bryan planned to head to songs 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 songs; Bryan continued writing songs, formed a ensemble and was performing bookings on campus or at nearby watering holes most weekends at a time of pursuing his studies. Bryan recorded a self-released album he sold at concerts at a time of this period, but he was reluctant to take the plunge and devote himself to songs 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 acquired him a record deal 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 album deal. Capitol gave us Bryan’s first widely distributed album, I’ll Stay Me, in the summer of 2007, not long after it with Doin’ My Thing in 2009.

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Luke Bryan 2014 Tour Announcement: That’s My Kind of Night 2014

Posted by Shauna Castorena On January - 14 - 2014

In the smash and grab of everyone trying to push their concert dates out before Garth Brooks has a chance to, Luke Bryan is the latest to release a full tour announcement for 2014. Luke will be continuing his “That’s My Kind Of Night” tour through the spring and summer this year, along with special [...]

Luke Bryan Tune In Alert

Posted by Shauna Castorena On September - 14 - 2013

Reigning ACM Entertainer of The Year Luke Bryan will head to New York for television appearances next week between dates on his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” Luke will perform his new smash single “That’s My Kind Of Night” from his Crash My Party album on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” season finale on Wednesday, September 18. [...]

Thunder On The Mountain-Day 2

Posted by HaleighT On June - 18 - 2013

Thunder On The Mountain – Day 2 – Through The Eyes Of HaleighT. After some eggs and bacon bright and early, I showered and cleaned up and was ready for day two of Thunder On The Mountain! I was really excited to try EVERYTHING that Thunder had to offer, but unfortunately, because of the storms [...]

Thunder on the Mountain Rumbles Through Arkansas

Posted by BrittanyDawnFisher On June - 12 - 2013

Like the roads leading up to Mulberry Mountain, the talent of the musical acts appearing at the first ever Thunder on the Mountain country music festival was steep. With headliners Luke Bryan and Toby Keith and over 50 other acts including Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Montgomery Gentry, Casey Donahew Band and Thompson Square, this festival [...]

2013 ACM Awards Recap

Posted by HaleighT On April - 8 - 2013

A Quick Look At Last Night’s ACM Awards From HaleighT’s Eyes. Last night was the 48th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas. This year Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hosted the event and for their first time together, I’d say it went pretty smooth. The night started with a performance of Shelton’s new single, “Boys [...]

Luke Bryan Unveils New Music at 2013 ACM Awards

Posted by MissMolly On April - 2 - 2013

Luke Bryan to Give Fans A Taste Of New Music from Upcoming Fourth Studio Album. Is it just me, or is Luke Bryan on fire these days? Fresh on the heels of the fourth installment in his “Spring Break” albums, Spring Break…Here To Party, Bryan has announced that he’s working on his fourth studio album, [...]

Luke Bryan Spring Break Here to Party Giveaway

Posted by MissMolly On March - 28 - 2013

Your Chance To Win a SIGNED Copy of Luke Bryan’s Spring Break Here to Party! We’re pretty big fans of Luke Bryan here at CMNB, and so, we’re very happy to offer you the chance to win a signed copy of his latest release Spring Break…Here to Party! The album features 14 tracks including my [...]

Luke Bryan Video Buzzkill

Posted by MissMolly On March - 5 - 2013

Luke Bryan Releases New Music Video for Buzzkill Featured on New Album Spring Break Here to Party. Right in time for the release of his brand new party themed Spring Break…Here to Party album, Luke Bryan has released a music video for the third track featured on the record, “Buzzkill.” The single is low key, [...]

New Kansas City Country Music Festival

Posted by HaleighT On February - 18 - 2013

First-Ever Flatlands Country Music Festival To Be Held September In Kansas. Marquee Events and Sporting Club announced last week a new country music and camping festival to be hosted at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The event, entitled Flatlands Country Music Festival, will take place from September 12-14. Luke Bryan and Toby Keith have [...]

Luke Bryan Releases Spring Break Here To Party In March

Posted by MissMolly On January - 29 - 2013

Luke Bryan Releases New Album Spring Break Here To Party March 2013. Country fans get ready because Luke Bryan is ready to throw more Spring break and summertime party anthems your way! In keeping with the his previous Spring break themed EP installments, Bryan will be releasing an album of party ready tunes titled Spring [...]