Here’s the thing about time: it’s only moving one direction. So no matter what Doc Brown and Marty McFly would have you believe, there is no backtracking. No undoing what’s been done, and no re-living life’s wonderful and perfect moments. Is it any wonder we hold on with everything we’ve got?
Luke Bryan can relate. Much like his Capitol labelmates Lady Antebellum and their recent carpe-ing diem hit “We Owned The Night”, Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” is about one of those perfect nights: fighting daylight with an exciting companion by burning some gas and blaring the radio. Appropriately, the single becomes the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song in the final chart of 2011, as we prepare to bid the year goodbye and start a new chapter.
Understandably, Bryan might want to hang on to 2011 a little longer. In addition to “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” his single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” became a huge radio hit and clarion call for inebriated peoples to follow its titular instructions. Additionally, his Tailgates & Tanlines Tour with Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, and Matt Mason was one of CMT On Tour’s most successful outings to date. Bryan also served as a special CMA Awards red carpet correspondent for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Starting in 2012, he’ll join up with Jason Aldean on the young superstar’s massive My Kinda Party Tour.
See, Luke? Even though one good night might be ending, another could very well be on the way. Happy New Year!