10/10/2011

"tailgates & tanlines" Certified Gold!

Luke’s third album, tailgates & tanlines, has been certified gold. During his Farm Tour show in Statesboro, Georgia, Luke was surprised in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 fans with a plaque signifying his current album has been certified by the RIAA for sales of 500,000.

“Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” has also been certified platinum. Luke co-wrote it with pal, Dallas Davidson. “When you get into your third album, and you’re lucky enough to get to a third album, you just get more seasoned and a little more calm about the experience. You take the things you did right and wrong from your other two, and you make mental notes and try to do all the things that you liked and roll into this album. You know, there were times on my first two albums that we were really pressured and up against the wall to get it done, so a lot of times I would go in and sing and my voice wouldn’t really feel as good as I wanted it to that day. But on this album, if I went in and it wasn’t happenin’, I would just turn around and I was like, ‘We’ll get it when it’s time.’ Little things like that that you learn, you know. And like I said, you get a little smarter about all of the aspects of making an album. You can go back and make sure you don’t make the same mistakes twice. I mean I know even with the success of Doin’ My Thing, there are little things I wanted to change about it and I made sure on this album I didn’t do it again and I look back and I’m like, ‘Man, there isn’t one song that I would want to take off this album.” Everything had its place and that’s exciting, that’s what makes it fun to have recorded the album and now even more fun it is coming out.”

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