Luke Bryan Celebrates 13th No. 1, Preps Second Single For Album Launch

luke bryan kill the lightsReigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan has charted a new No. 1 song.

His single “Kick The Dust Up,” hits the top of the Media Base, Billboard, and MusicRow charts this week to become the 13th and fastest rising single of Bryan’s career after only 10 weeks climbing on MusicRow. The debut single is from Bryan’s forthcoming fifth studio album Kill The Lights, due in stores on Friday, August 7 and available for pre-order now.

Bryan will debut his second single on release day, titled “Strip It Down,” while in New York City promoting the album.

His previous full-length effort, Crash My Party, is closing in on total sales of nearly 2.5 million after debuting in 2013 with nearly 530,000 units (forty-two percent digital) in the first week, at the pinnacle of the Nielsen Soundscan Top 200. That release marked the biggest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004, putting Bryan and Taylor Swift the only two country artists to sell more than a half-million copies of an album in a single week since 2008.

After playing three sold-out shows this last weekend, Bryan will offer numerous media appearances in The Big Apple in addition to debuting “Strip It Down” on Good Morning America’s 2015 Summer Concert Series on Friday, August 7.

Beginning the day prior, Thursday, August 6, Bryan will be the subject of an iHeartRadio Album Release Party broadcast to country stations and video streamed online at 8:00 p.m. local times.

Citi will additionally present an exclusive concert on Friday, August 7, streamed live from Irving Plaza.

On Monday, August 10, Bryan will perform his next single on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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