Luke Bryan At Grand Ole Opry
Born in 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia, Luke Bryan is a more recent force in country music, but is one that has undoubtedly been making his mark. With a number of awards, a Gold and a Platinum album, and four Number One songs to his name, Bryan is on his way to becoming one of the more noticeable names in the genre. After his parents gifted him with his first guitar at age fourteen, Bryan joined local bands and started playing in local clubs. In 2001, he moved to Nashville and was signed to a contract as a songwriter just two months later.
Bryan’s first album was released in 2007, I’ll Stay Me. The album went to Number Two on the U.S. Country charts and featured songs like “All My Friends Say,” which reached the Number Five spot; “We Rode in Trucks;” and “Country Man,” which made the Top 10. His second album, Doin’ My Thing, was certified Gold and released Number One singles like “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” as well as “Do I,” which was a Number Two hit. Both “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Do I” were certified Platinum.
Tailgates & Tanlines, Bryan’s third album, made Platinum in both the U.S. and Canada in 2011 and peaked at Number One on the U.S. Country charts. Singles “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “Drunk on You” all reached 2x Platinum status as well. “All four singles on that album, including an additional “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” made it into the Top 5 on the country charts.