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Bryan slates new album, tour

Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Luke Bryan will release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here" on April 24.

The disc is the follow-up to 2017's "What Makes You Country," which was his third consecutive release to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200.

Bryan will tour behind the album, starting May 28 in Cincinnati, Ohio with his 40-plus show Proud To Be Right Here tour. Caylee Hammack, Runaway June and Morgan Wallen will open shows. "'Proud to be right here' is a phrase from my new album's title track, 'Born Here, Live Here, Die Here' (written by Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell)," Bryan said. "From the moment I first heard it, I loved that this song related so closely to how I grew up and how I still have so many ties to my hometown. It's a connection I feel is so important in country music."

"I am truly so thankful to have the opportunity to make music for my fans and to look out into the crowds each night from stage and be proud of what we've created. And I'm excited to get on the road with these guest artists too. I've been watching what Morgan is building with his fans and it has been so fun to watch! I know with him, Caylee and Runaway June on this tour it's going to be such a high energy night for everyone."

Proud To Be Right Here tour dates:
May 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
May 29 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 30 - Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater
June5 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf Amphitheater
June18 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
June19 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
June20 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
June25 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater*
July16 - San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre**
July17 - Mtn View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July18 - Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre
July23-24 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
July25 - Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July30 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
July31 - Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena "
Aug. 4 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Aug. 5 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Aug. 6 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Aug. 14 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 28 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 29 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 30 - Charleston, SC - to be announced....
Sept. 24 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 25 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 26 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Oct. 1 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
Oct. 2 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
Oct. 8 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Oct. 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center**
Oct. 10 - San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater**
Morgan Wallen on all dates except **
Wallen only*
Caylee Hammack May 28- July 31
Runaway June Aug. 4- Oct. 10

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
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Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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