Tag Archives: Luke Bryan

Jul
19

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I Don’t Think Waylon Done It This Way

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By now, everyone has heard about the controversy over Luke Bryan and his ridiculous, disrespectful comments on Outlaw Country. Although, is it a real controversy if it doesn’t have a witty name (*Cough Cough* SaladGate)? How about #BryanGate or #CocaineGate or more correctly, #IdiotGate? Anyway, for those who live under a rock, here’s a summary of what went down. Luke Bryan made several comments on Outlaw Country and the artists associated with it in an interview with HITS, and the interview went as follows:

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Jun
12

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Stars Honor Heroes Bacskstage At CMT Music Awards

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The winning of awards, the giving of performances and the fangirling over Carrie Underwood weren’t the only things going on at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards. Backstage various stars were honoring our nation’s heroes by helping to stuff commemorative CAMO Crown Royal bags, packed with goodies to ship to active duty service men and women. This is Packages From Home, as part of the Crown Royal Heroes Project – the whisky company’s ongoing commitment to honor, recognize and give back to America’s finest. To date, thousands of bags have been packed and sent out to the troops. Check out photos of the Luke Bryan, Kellie Pickler, Chase Rice, and Cole Swindell stuffing those bags below, and for more information go to crownroyal.com.

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May
26

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Luke Bryan ‘Kick The Dust Up’ – Single Review

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Like some strange combination of the clunky, childish lyrics I used to write around the age of eleven, and Farce The Music’s famed parody bro-country songs, Luke Bryan’s new single ‘Kick The Dust Up’ manages to remind us that not all men come out of puberty completely intact. In small pockets of American culture there are “men” (we’ll call them that for the sake of this review, but it needs expanding) who appear like devolved versions of their fellow superior beings, a simple, cyclical consumer of beer, female genitals and large vehicles that aim to make up for their lack of sexual experience (or girth). Once a purveyor of more thoughtful output designed for the ordinary human being, Luke Bryan has fallen into the depths of what we may consider to be a “bro”, a form of homo sapien that is less evolved than the common ape. Expect territory marking, second class treatment of the female species, hedonism and a kind of tribal communication whose usage is limited to this particular type of human.

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Apr
16

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The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards: Drinking Game!

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Well, with the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards almost upon us, I figured it was time to get those shots ready. Our award show drinking games always prove popular, so with this being such a special year for the ACMs, let’s get cracking and don’t forget to join us for our usual live tweeting snark over at @FTCountryRecord, from the red carpet to the full show itself! Warning: we take no responsibility for wherever you may end up after playing our drinking game for three hours straight… and also no responsibility for Monday morning’s hangover/being fired from your job. Sorry!

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Mar
11

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Luke Bryan ‘Spring Break… Checkin’ Out’ – EP Review

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Well, it finally happened. Luke Bryan finally hung up his hat and boots and said that he would be releasing his final ‘Spring Break’ album this year, because the age of 38 is a totally acceptable time to stop partying with college girls (not). As the seventh spring break-orientated EP from the superstar, it’s been a nice filler release in-between albums for him, but it was definitely getting old, particularly since much of the songs on ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’ but more prominently ‘Crash My Party’ are good-timin’ songs anyway. And since he’s risen to even more wide-ranging fame in the past couple of years, it’s unlikely that Luke is going to stop putting those kind of tracks in abundance on his usual albums anytime soon.

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Mar
10

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Country to Country (C2C) Festival Day 1 | March 7th, 2015 – Review

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With a controversial line-up made up of Brandy Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, ticket sales seemed to suffer at this year’s C2C music festival, with empty seats being prevalent throughout the two days. What I thought was worse, however, was the embarrassingly empty stands for the amazing openers on both days. In fact, on the Saturday, the stands only seemed remotely full when Florida Georgia line and Luke Bryan came on stage. If the UK wants to be taken seriously by the CMA and by artists, then deliberately missing two of country music’s greatest voices and songstresses is not the way to go about it.

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