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Luke Bryan Announces New Album, What Makes You Country, and Releases Title Track Today

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Luke Bryan Announces New Album, What Makes You Country, and Releases Title Track Today


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06 October 2017 – Four-time Entertainer of the Year winner and current CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Bryan announced the release of his sixth studio album and released the title track, “What Makes You Country” today. What Makes You Country is now available for pre-order and will be released Friday, December 8 via Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

"My favorite part of making a new album is getting to collaborate with the songwriting community in this town," said Luke.  "It is important to me to continue to push myself to grow on all levels and I feel like we did that on this project. Making and performing music never gets old and I can honestly say I am having the time of my life.  I will be forever grateful to every fan who sings along each night."

What Makes You Country was produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens and contains 15 songs, seven of them co-written by Luke including the title track. The album’s lead single, “Light It Up”, written by Luke and Old Dominion member Brad Tursi, is the follow up to his 18th career No. 1 single and sixth No. 1 from his Kill The Lights album. With this feat, Luke made Billboard chart history as the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner six No. 1 singles from one album. Luke’s tailgates & tanlines and Crash My Party albums both generated five No. 1 singles. 

In conjunction with the announcement of the What Makes You Country album today, Good Morning America also shared a sneak peek of the “What Makes You Country” digital campaign. The video engages Luke’s fans, celebrity friends, and people from all walks of life representing what ‘country’ means to them. Check out the first installment of the video series at and share your own video using the hashtag #WhatMakesMeCountry. 

Luke will wrap his annual “Farm Tour” this weekend and has now awarded more than 50 college scholarships to a local student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played. His “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour” continues this fall.

Earlier this week, Luke, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest appeared for the first time together on ABC’s Good Morning America since signing on as judges and returning host for the music competition series American Idol for its first season on ABC.

About Luke Bryan

Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the 2017 Super Bowl LI national anthem performer. He has garnered 18 No. 1 singles, sold over 10 million albums and more than 40 million tracks with three billion music streams, and has performed for millions of fans on tour.  

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Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country

  1. What Makes You Country - Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
  2. Out Of Nowhere - Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
  3. Light It Up - Luke Bryan, Brad Tursi
  4. Most People Are Good - David Frasier, Ed Hill, Josh Kear
  5. Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset - Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, Chase McGill
  6. Bad Lovers - Justin Wilson, Dallas Davidson, Kyle Fishman
  7. Drinking Again - David Lee Murphy, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
  8. Land Of A Million Songs - Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
  9. Like You Say You Do - Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Ashley Gorley
  10.  Hooked On It - Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, David Lee Murphy
  11.  She’s A Hot One - Michael Carter, Chase McGill
  12.  Hungover In A Hotel Room - Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear
  13.  Pick It Up - Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Matthew Dragstrem
  14.  Driving This Thing - Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jody Stevens
  15.  Win Life - Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon