Five-time Entertainer of the Year and television personality Luke Bryan lands his 30th career #1 single today with “Country On” hitting the top of the Mediabase charts. The song was written by Mark Nesler, David Frasier, Mitch Oglesby, and Styles Haury, produced by Jeff Stevens, co-produced by Jody Stevens, and features Sarah Buxton on background vocals. In his career Luke has amassed 56 total weeks at #1 including “Country On.”
“Country On” is the first single from new music planned for release in 2023.
Luke spoke to MusicRow Magazine exclusively today; here is an excerpt:
“According to Bryan, the secret to his longevity is both being able to write songs and find outside songs. 12 of his 30 No. 1 hits were co-written by Bryan. ‘I looked at all my heroes—guys like George Strait and Brooks & Dunn—all of my heroes wrote songs and they found songs, too.’ He also points out that it's been crucial to him to pay attention to the next generation of hit-makers. ‘Somewhere in Nashville, there's young songwriters writing right now with a fresh approach and a new way to say stuff. For me, it's always fun to really open up to the whole town to try to find new songs,’ he says. ‘The little nuances of production in their demos.’”
“It’s fitting that Bryan’s 30th No. 1 hit, “Country On,” evokes the spirit of his lasting career. He sings, “Hey Nashville, keep bending them strings. Diggin’ for gold, chasin’ them dreams. Keep on with your songs ’til the whole worlds singin’ along.” 'What I love about that song [Country On] is it’s got a lot of the same feelings of an Alabama song, like ‘Forty Hour Week (For a Livin’)’ or ‘Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler).’ That song just speaks to the hardworking Americans out there. In my opinion, a lot of the people that I reference in that song make the world go around. 'I’ve never really done a song that had patriotic aspects to it,' he shares. 'When we say, ‘Hey, hey, USA. We ain’t seen our better days,’ that’s a come-together moment. I couldn’t have hand-picked a better 30th.’”
30 Career NUMBER ONE Singles - 28 solo and **two 'featuring Luke'
“Country On”-written by Mark Nesler, David Frasier, Mitch Oglesby, and Styles Haury 12-12-22
“Buy Dirt” Jordan Davis Feat. Luke Bryan** 1-24-22
“Waves”- written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill 8-30-21
“Down To One”- written by Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach and Kyle Fishman 3-1-21
“One Margarita” – written by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson 7-6-21
“What She Wants Tonight”- written by Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite 3-31-20
“Knockin’ Boots”- written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite 9-9-19
“What Makes You Country”- written by Luke, Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley 2-27-19
“Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”- written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill 9-10-18
“Most People Are Good”- written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear 3-26-18
“Light It Up”- written by Luke Bryan, Brad Tursi 12-11-17
“Fast”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird 4-3-17
“Move”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Jay Clementi 1-7-16
“Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip 6/20/16
“Home Alone Tonight”—Written by: Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer, Tommy Cecil 2-1-16
“Strip It Down”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman 10-19-15
“Kick The Dust Up”—Written by: Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley 8/3/15
“I See You”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird 2-2-15
“Roller Coaster”—Written by: Michael Carter, Cole Swindell 10-6-14
“Play It Again”—Written by: Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley 5-19-14
“Drink A Beer”—Written by: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton 2-3-14
“That’s My Kind of Night”—Written by: Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley 10-21-13
“Crash My Party”—Written by: Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley 7-1-13
“Only Way I Know” Jason Aldean, Feat Luke Bryan** 2-4-13
“Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Shane McAnally 11-5-12
“Drunk On You”—Written by: Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear 6-4-12
“I Don’t Want This Night To End”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip 1-16-1
“Someone Else Calling You Baby”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens 2-13-11
“Rain Is A Good Thing”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson 7-11-10
“Do I”—Written by: Luke Bryan, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly 12-13-09
Luke wraps a stellar touring year playing for one million fans including his “Crash My Playa,” “Raised Up Right Tour,” “Farm Tour,” festival dates and his exclusive Las Vegas headlining engagement at the new Resorts World Theatre with additional 2023 shows on sale now.
In November for the second consecutive year, Luke hosted the ABC Special, “On the Road to the CMA Awards” and he and NFL great Peyton Manning hosted “The 56th Annual CMA Awards.”
This fall Luke launched Jockey Outdoors™ collection with the apparel company and during 2020-2022 he and wife Caroline were Jockey brand ambassadors as part of their ad campaign, “There’s Only One Jockey™.”
In their Tennessee home county, Caroline and Luke are serving as co-chair and honorary co-chair, respectively, for the Williamson Medical Center capital campaign to help fund a major renovation and expansion project.
Luke’s charitable endeavors included donating proceeds from his Estero, Florida concert to the Florida Disaster Fund in November after Hurricane Ian ravaged that area of the state and many contributions through his yearly Farm Tour. He again gave scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. He continued a partnership with Bayer to help celebrate America’s farmers and fight hunger through its #HerestotheFarmer campaign providing more than 6 million meals and more than $180,000 going to Feeding America member food banks and local farmers at each of the tour cities. He teamed up with the National Pork Board in their on-going campaign to dispel common misconceptions about modern pig farming as they in turn partnered with Farmland® to donate a truckload of protein to local foodbanks in each of the states that hosted the six Farm Tour stops. Farmland also donated $9,000 to each state’s FFA Association. Luke joined Farm Tour sponsor Fendt in creating the Luke Bryan’s Boldly Grown Popcorn, a limited-edition packaged snack. When the limited supply sold-out, Fendt donated $25,000 to the National FFA Organization, the premier youth organization that prepares members for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture.