Tag Archives: Luke Bryan

Jan
22

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All For The Hall Benefit Returns To Bridgestone Arena On April 12

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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, May 2014)

Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill,will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 12 for the sixth, highly anticipated All for the Hall, a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The show’s musical theme, Mashville: The Music City in 2016, will feature performances from musical directors Urban and Gill along with Luke Bryan, Peter Frampton, Florida Georgia Line, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason IsbellMaddie & Tae, and Maren Morris. The show’s presenting sponsor is City National Bank, along with lead sponsor the Academy of Country Music.

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Jan
22

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Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup

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Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and CasinoSept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com.

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Dec
19

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FTCR’s Most Popular Posts of 2015

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It’s that time of year when there are lists galore, and here is yet another one for you. Our good friends at Farce The Music recently posted their most popular posts of the year, and I thought I’d steal their idea follow their lead. So, for your reading pleasure, here are the top 25 most popular articles on FTCR in 2015, tabulated on December 4.

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Nov
11

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Luke Bryan ‘Home Alone Tonight’ (ft Karen Fairchild) – Single Review

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Luke Bryan released “Kick The Dust Up” in May of this year. The single served as the lead single from his fifth studio album Kill The Lights, which was released in August. “Kick The Dust Up” ended up being yet another smash #1 hit for Bryan, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that they seem to just hand #1’s out consistently to the Bro’s of country, no substantial hit needed. Bryan can basically get away with releasing any old song regardless of how awful it is, and still hit #1 due to his rabid fan base. Let’s be honest here, “Kick The Dust Up” was not only not country, but genuinely an awful song, and Bryan’s second single, “Strip It Down” was even worse!

“Strip It Down” continued Bryan’s #1 streak for the record, proving that Bryan can do no wrong as far as the industry is concerned. In my opinion, the only accolade that “Strip It Down” deserves is for “sleaziest song of the year”, but that’s a whole other can of worms. Bryan has recently announced that his third single will be the much-talked about “Home Alone Tonight”, which features Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild.
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Oct
27

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of November 7th, 2015

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Well, looks like Luke Bryan’s dominance is not slowing down any time soon, as ‘Strip It Down’ holds #1 on Country Airplay for a second week. The track also continues to lead Hot Country Songs and Country Streaming Songs, while ‘Kill The Lights’ reigns again on Top Country Albums. The only chart where he isn’t #1 is Country Digital Songs, which is taken by Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die A Happy Man’, usually just behind Luke on the other charts. It’s a bit of a bro-fest, although instant grat tracks from Carrie Underwood this week give an indication as to the Carrie explosion that’ll occur when ‘Storyteller’ charts next week. Speaking of new albums, this time we have entries from LeAnn Rimes, Stoney LaRue and Jake Worthington. Read on for more.

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Oct
20

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of October 31st, 2015

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It’s another big week for Luke Bryan this week, as ‘Strip It Down’ comes to claim #1 on Country Airplay, all the while retaining its crown on Hot Country Songs, moving back up to the top spot on Country Streaming Songs and holding onto #2 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Kill The Lights’ jumps three places to dominate Top Country Albums again, while Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die A Happy Man’ continues to be #1 on Country Digital Songs. There are plenty of new releases this week, including records from Toby Keith and Jana Kramer, as well as singles from Charles Kelley and Kane Brown. Read on for more!

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Aug
19

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Luke Bryan ‘Strip It Down’ – Single Review

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Luke Bryan released his second single from his fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, on August 4th. The album was released August 7th, and has already produced a #1 single “Kick The Dust Up”. Bryan’s newest single, “Strip It Down” debuted at #23 on the Country Aircheck chart, but no doubt will be another hit for the singer. Luke, along with Florida Georgia Line, has become known as Bro Country royalty, one of the ones who started it all… and that’s not a good thing. His songs weren’t bad when he first started out, but soon changed for the worse when he released his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines. The album does have its good moments, but it also produced the start of the Bro trend in Bryan’s music.

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Aug
18

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of August 29th, 2015

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Luke Bryan takes over from Sam Hunt this week to absolutely dominate the country charts, starting with Hot Country Songs. No fewer than ten tracks from his brand new album ‘Kill The Lights’ have charted there (an album which incidentally takes #1 on Top Country Albums with ease), while a different nine (plus ‘Play It Again’) are present on Country Digital Songs. Three of his songs are charting on Country Streaming Songs and two are on Country Airplay (the current single ‘Strip It Down’ and the previous, ‘Kick The Dust Up’). If that weren’t enough, ‘Kill The Lights’ is followed by ‘Crash My Party’ and ‘Spring Break… Checkin’ Out’ on Top Country Albums. Phew! Of course, Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ is still dominating Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs, but I’m sure it won’t be long until Luke is instead. Meanwhile, Zac Brown band’s Motown-inspired ‘Loving You Easy’ is this week’s Country Airplay #1. Read on for the full details!

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