Luke Bryan, ‘arguably the biggest star in Nashville’ (New York Times), released his new album What Makes You Country to rave reviews last week and now celebrates his 19th No. 1 single with “Light It Up” as it hits the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck charts. Li
The New York Times touted, “Bryan’s omnivorous approach to country production is arguably more ambitious and musically progressive; it’s certainly more in tune with the genre’s younger listeners.” And the Associated Press shares, “Bryan’s country is playful, inclusive, flirty and good-natured on the album.”
“Light It Up,” written by Luke and Brad Tursi, is the follow up to “Fast” which tallied as Luke’s 18thcareer No. 1 single and made Billboard chart history when he became the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner six No. 1 singles from one album.Luke began his album launch week with a performance at the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington, D.C. in honor of his good friend and idol Lionel Richie, who was among the five 2017 icons recognized for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. The show will air on Dec. 26, 9/8CT on CBS. On Friday, Luke performed two songs from his What Makes You Country album on Good Morning America live from Opry City Stage in the heart of Times Square and sang the title track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Tomorrow Luke will perform “Most People Are Good” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Luke made his first stop in New York City at Lennox Hill Hospital with Musicians On Call, to meet and perform for the staff and patients bedsides. Last week, Luke also performed songs from the new album for fans at events hosted by Pandora, NASH-FM and Samsung.
What Makes You Country was produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens and contains 15 songs, seven of them co-written by Luke including the title track.