Luke Bryan Preps Album, Tour Launch

Luke Bryan covers the August issue of “Nashville Lifestyles."

Luke Bryan is blazing toward a busy fall with next week’s album release, followed by the CMT On Tour run launching in September.

The Capitol Nashville album tailgates & tanlines will street Aug. 9. His third studio set features 13 new tracks, eight of which were co-written by Bryan, including lead single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” It is No. 7 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart, and quickly approaching 1 million downloads, making it the fastest-selling and fastest-rising song of his career. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes, and is streaming in its entirety at Rhapsody.

Bryan will kick-off release week with street date appearances on LIVE! With Regis and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He follows that with performances on the Today Show (8/10), ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock (8/14), Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Live series, and visits to GAC and CMT.

Bryan is currently on the Tim McGraw Emotional Traffic Tour, and then heads out on the 10th annual CMT On Tour with special guests Lee Brice and Josh Thompson, and CMT’s Next Superstar winner Matt Mason. The run kicks off Sept. 15 in Huntington, West Virginia and play 22 shows before wrapping Nov. 19 in Monroe, Louisiana.

tailgates & tanlines is the follow-up to Bryan’s Gold-certified album Doin’ My Thing, which produced three back-to-back No. 1 singles: “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.”

See the tailgates & tanlines tracklisting here.


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