12/11/2007

LUKE BRYAN CAPS OFF 2007 MAKING ANOTHER “BEST OF 2007 LIST”

CHOSEN ONE OF THE “NEW! BEST OF 2007”

BY CLEAR CHANNEL ONLINE MUSIC & RADIO

NASHVILLE, TN – December 11, 2007 – Capitol Records Nashville’s Luke Bryan makes another “Best of 2007 List” as one of the Top 5 artists chosen by Clear Channel Online Music & Radio for their recently launched NEW! Best of 2007.

This year was a banner year for the debut artist. Earlier in the year Bryan was the only country artist chosen by Billboard magazine as one of the “Faces to Watch in 2007” and Country Weekly picked him as “Who’s Hot in 2007.” The Georgia native lived up to his expectations when he released his debut album I’LL STAY ME debuting at #2 on the country albums chart and having a Top 5 hit with his debut single “All My Friends Say.” With his #2 debuting album came numerous national media reviews running in the pages of USA Today, People Magazine, Billboard, Country Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Houston Chronicle and Albany Herald, just to name a few.

  • USA Today: “he’s the real deal.”
  • Billboard: “he stands out from the pack - authenticity is his greatest trait.”
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution: “it's clear that this humble, playful Georgia boy is a star.”

Bryan toured with everyone from Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Brooks & Dunn. He was chosen by ABC.com to co-host their live CMA Awards red carpet pre-show viewed by millions of people across the country and was also given the great opportunity to appear on the live telecast of the 2007 CMA Awards to present the Vocal Group of the Year. In 2007, Bryan also saw success as a songwriter having hit the top of the country singles chart in 2007 with a song he wrote for Billy Currington “Good Directions.”

For more information on Clear Channel’s NEW! Best of 2007 click here.