03/03/2009

Luke Releases An iTunes Exclusive "Spring Break With All My Friends" EP

Nashville, TN – March 3, 2009 – Luke Bryan has a big blowout Miller Lite-sponsored spring break concert scheduled at Spinakers Beach Club in Panama City, FL on Tuesday March 10 and plans to release an iTunes exclusive “Spring Break With All My Friends” on the same day. He will move the release party to the Daytona Beach Hilton (Band Shell on the beach) in Daytona on March 12. The iTunes exclusive “Spring Break With All My Friends” EP includes not only a special acoustic version of his top 5 debut smash “All My Friends Say,” but two songs he wrote specially to perform in all the college towns he plays throughout the year – “Take My Drunk Ass Home” and “Sorority Girls.”
 
The latter two songs are so popular on college campuses that the demand from fans has spurred this iTunes exclusive EP to come together on the same day he plays the big spring break mecca Panama City, FL on March 10 as well as the concert party in Daytona two days later.
 
To keep his college fans engaged, Bryan is running a “Spring Break With All My Friends” texting contest where he will perform a show in the winning college town and the winning sorority with the most texts will receive 100 free tickets. For more information and how to enter the contest click HERE.
 
“As a Georgia Southern Sigma Chi alumni I can guarantee you I’ve been to a spring break party or two, but this is going to be THE best time I think I’ve ever had on spring break – and I’m not even school anymore!” laughs Luke Bryan. “This Panama City show coupled with being able to release this Spring Break Party Pack on iTunes on the same day is such a great opportunity to give my fans what they have been asking me for for months and months – these two fun crazy college songs ‘Take My Drunk Ass Home’ and ‘Sorority Girls’ that I wrote really just to  play in these college markets. Who knew the demand for these songs would lead to this?’”
 
The Capitol Records Nashville recording artist is currently in the studio working on his sophomore album scheduled for release later this spring and is currently headlining his Miller Lite-sponsored club tour.
 
Bryan’s single “All My Friends Say” won a BMI songwriting award last year for being one of the Top 50 most played songs of 2008. The single “Good Directions” he co-wrote with Rachel Thibodeau for Billy Currington was ASCAP’s Song of the Year and also won a BMI award for one of the most played songs of 2008. The Georgia native had a career making 2008 including major sponsorships and endorsements from Miller Lite, Jack Daniels and Longhorn Steakhouse. He also garnered two major award nominations including the CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year nomination and his first nomination from the Academy of Country Music for “Best New Male Artist.” He is coming off a #2 debuting album I’LL STAY ME; a Top 5 debut single “All My Friends Say;” a Top 10 single for “Country Man,” a multiple-week #1 single he wrote for Billy Currington “Good Directions,” being chosen as Billboard’s 2007 country artist to watch and landing on “Best of 2007” lists for: Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Clear Channel Online Music & Radio to name a few. Bryan was part of three major tours of country music’s biggest artists in 2008 - Kenny Chesney’s “Poets & Pirates” stadium dates and earlier this year he was on Trace Adkins’ “American Man” tour and Dierks Bentley’s “Throttle Wide Open” tour.

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