Luke Bryan Declares Spring Break in Louisville

Luke Bryan. Photo: Eric Parker

Luke Bryan. Photo: Eric Parker

A slew of industry professionals were ready to party with Luke Bryan this past weekend (Feb. 22) at the Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., as part of Bryan’s Dirt Road Diaries Tour.

Although the winter weather outside was in the 30’s, the undulations of Bryan’s hips easily raised the arena temps while he sang a slew of signature tunes and covers including Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and Maroon 5’s “One More Night.” Bryan’s own hits included many off his 2011 album Tailgates and Tanlines and tracks from various spring break releases.

Luke Bryan. Photo: Eric Parker

Luke Bryan. Photo: Eric Parker

Lyrics to “If You Ain’t Here To Party” most appropriately define the event, with opening acts Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square encouraging the Louisville set-list towards a spring break atmosphere. Bryan delivers desirable sex-appeal to today’s country music, easily gearing up his fanbase for his headlining event in Panama Beach, Fla., March 12-13.

Booked through October, the Dirt Road Diaries Tour will take place intermittently with one-off dates at various festivals and events. Bryan will co-host the ACM Awards with Blake Shelton (Apr. 7) and vie for Vocal Event, Male Vocalist, Album and Entertainer of the Year.

While Bryan has spent previous years as an opening act for artists including Jason Aldean, as well as headlining his own Farm Tour, 2013 very well could be the year Bryan solidifies his bid for the Entertainer of the Year trophy.

In advance of the beach weekend, Bryan will release the album Spring Break … Here to Party on March 5. The 14-song set boasts tracks that were previously only available via digital download, as well as new titles “Just a Sip” and “Buzzkill.”

If you’re ready to party, be sure to get your ticket to Luke Bryan in 2013. He’s worth it!

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