Luke BRyan Album Receptions and Beginnings
Bryan was born as well as raised in the state of Georgia, in the city of Leesburg. There have been several statements made regarding Bryan's parents purchasing him his first guitar at the age of 14 and Bryan subsequently joining several local bands in order to have the opportunity to play at local clubs. At the age of 15 years, Luke began entertaining crowds by himself. His father took him to one of the local clubs in the city and let him perform. The talent that Luke had would be noticed by local songwriters who had written many songs for artists based in the city of Nashville. They would in turn ask Luke to join them in some local church writing sessions. Following high school graduation, Bryan opted to pursue a music career. The day that he was scheduled to move to the city of Nashville, tragedy struck when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. Bryan continued to play in clubs however, irrespective of that incident. He enrolled at Georgia Southern University in the hopes of becoming a top notch musician in country music.
Following an arrival in the city of Nashville, Luke would join a publishing house within the city. His allowed him to write several tracks for the aforementioned Travis Tritt. When Bryan released his debut, I'll Stay Me, the singles that were released performed well on the charts. The reception of the album was that it was upbeat and catchy, full of melodies that are solid, but somewhat cliché. His second album Doin My Thing, which was released in the month of October, 2009, was noted as being more relaxed and more countryesque than the debut in terms of not sounding so cliché. Bryan would begin his foray into country superstardom with that album. Fans began purchasing Luke Bryan tickets at many of his shows just to hear him sing many of his hits including "Country Man" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby." In April of 2010, Bryan appeared on an episode of the television show, Celebrity Apprentice. He would do so alongside another country star, Emily West.
Bryan unleashed his seventh single, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me) in March of 2011. It was the leading single on his 3rd studio album, which would be released in August later that year. The album would go to number 1 on the Top Country Albums as well as number 2 on the Billboard 200. While "Country Girl" peaked at the #4 spot on the country charts, Bryan was able to obtain three #1 singles from that album. In October of 2012, Bryan made an announcement that he would be starting his first tour, known as The Dirt Road Diaries Tour, which would begin in the city of Evansville in the state of Indiana in January 2013. Luke Bryan tickets would start going on sale and fans would rush to buy them. Radio stations also began giving away Luke Bryan tickets for the tour also. The tour would encompass Bryan performing a total of 20 cities ending in the month of March 2013 in the city of Charlottesville in the state of Virginia. Two country bands would open for Bryan on the tour: Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square.
In the month of January 2013, Bryan announced that he would release his first album of a compilation nature that would include songs from his Spring Break EPs. This particular compilation album would be called Spring Break...Here to Party and would include 12 songs from the prior EPS and two brand new songs. The album was released in the month of March 2013 on the 5th. It debuted at the #1 spot on both the Billboard 200 as well as the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It became his first album to top an all genre chart. Bryan would then begin recording his fourth album in the studio, known as Crash My Party. The first single, "Crash My Party" has already skyrocketed to the number 1 spot on the Country Airplay chart as of July 2013.
Luke married his girlfriend, Caroline Boyer, in December of the year, 2006. They had their first son, named Thomas Bryan in the year 2008. In 2011 in the month of August, they had a second son named Tatum Bryan.
Luke Bryan continuously performs for his fans. Many of the reviews associated with his performances note him as being dynamic and energetic on stage. At present, Bryan has travelled everywhere from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bethel, New York as a part of his tour that was extended after Luke Bryan tickets sold out as of March 2013. If one were to try to purchase tickets on Ticketmaster for the concert, they would find it very difficult as many of the locations where Bryan is playing are noted as having "no tickets right now" or "not many left." Fans of Bryan state that Bryan is amazing and that his opening acts are awesome and that everyone should have the opportunity to see Bryan perform even if they are not huge fans of country music. Bryan has been stated to perform like a seasoned performer which to, many critics is a surprise, given his minimal amount of time in the country scene as a superstar. Critics have also stated that Bryan draws significant crows at each venue and that the music community is enthralled with him.
Awards and Offerings
On his website, Luke Bryan offers many items that can be purchased including hats, tee shirts, accessories ranging from glow sticks, to wristbands to magnets, and other apparel. His fan club is referred to as the Nut House, where fans can join for a fee of $25 and receive exclusive Luke Bryan offerings such as a free fan pack, contest entries, the ability to have meet and greet signups when he performs, and exclusive content such as photos and videos. The multimedia section of his website includes photos from Farm Tour 2012, the ACM Afterparty, Jingle Fest 2009 and when he played at Bowery Ballroom in the Bowery section of New York in the borough of Manhattan. Bryan is also offering what is known as Luke Bryan Uncovered.
This promotion is a music city getaway that fans have an opportunity to win if they connect with Luke on Facebook or sign up via email. The prize includes hotel, airfare and a merchant pack signed by Luke Bryan as well as two tickets to see him in Nashville, Tennessee. Fans can also connect with Luke on Twitter. Since his foray into music in the year, 2010, Luke Bryan has captured the ACM (Academy of Country Music Awards) for Top New Solo Vocalist as well as Top New Artist. That same year, Bryan won the CMT Music Award for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for the song, "Do I." Bryan was also nominated for New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. In the year, 2011, Bryan was nominated for several CMT Music Awards including Nationwide Insurance on Your Side Award, and Best Web Video of the Year. He was also nominated for several Teen Choice Awards including Choice Music: Country Single for "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" and Country Male Artist. Bryan was also nominated for the American Country Awards for Male Artist of the Year, and for the song "Someone Else Calling You Baby," the award being Single by a Male Artist.
Bryan won a slew of American Country Awards in the year, 2012 including Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Music Video by a Male Artist, Male Artist of the Year, Most Played Radio Track, and Most Played Radio Track by a Male Artist. He would also go on to win Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards. Bryan’s successful can be likened to a combination of talent and skill and having parents that encouraged him to exercise his talent and skill to the best of his ability by playing in front of crowds at local clubs.