Five-Time Entertainer of the Year and country music superstar Luke Bryan landed the 27th #1 single of his career today as “Waves” ripples to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. The song was written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill and is the fifth #1 single off Luke's BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album.
Luke told Billboard, “It’s crazy to know we are five singles deep off the 'Born Here Live Here Die Here' album. The longevity that country radio and my fans have given my career truly means a lot. I have never taken for granted that I get to make my living doing something that makes me so happy. Thank you for this #1 and loving a song about summer love!”
“Waves” debuted at country radio in April as the most added song in the nation and Luke performed it for the first time on television on Good Morning America to promote the release of the deluxe edition of his BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album. Combined, those projects boast FIVE #1 singles: “Waves,” “Down To One,” “One Margarita,” “What She Wants Tonight,” and “Knockin’ Boots.”
The BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album originally debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart last summer, making it Luke’s sixth consecutive appearance in the top position. The album became his eleventh top 10 album on Billboard’s Top 200 since his first appearance with 2009’s DOIN’ MY THING.
Luke’s “Proud To Be Right Here Tour,” named after a line in the album’s title track, is scheduled through the fall.
Airing now, fans can see Luke’s original five-part docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service. It features a new song Luke co-wrote with Luke Laird and Josh Osborne, “Songs You Never Heard,” in honor of his late brother Chris, who was always Luke’s biggest supporter of chasing his musical dreams. The song is available digitally HERE.