LISTEN: Luke Bryan Gears Up For A Fun-Filled Summer With New Song, ‘But I Got A Beer In My Hand’

Crank up the stereo and roll down the windows to get the most out of the country star’s new song.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 10, 2023


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Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Luke Bryan’s latest release, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” is the new summer anthem that fans have been waiting for. 

“I knew I wanted a fun uptempo song everyone could enjoy this summer,” Bryan shared in a recent statement. “I can’t wait to start doing it live. It’s gonna be a blast.”

Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem, and Geoff Warburton are responsible for penning “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” while Jeff Stevens produced and Jody Stevens co-produced. The song is slated to impact country radio on May 15 and gives fans a taste of what’s to come from Bryan’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album. 

New Song Out Now

Luke Bryan, Photo By Ethan Helms

Nothing is stopping the five-time Entertainer of the Year from having a good time, and his new tune proves it. From the moment the guitar riff intensifies and the drum beats grow louder in the chorus, the listener gets an earful of an upbeat, carefree sound that was made for a window’s down drive in the warm weather. 

Bryan’s Georgia-raised vocals heat things up to a new level as he ignores anything that doesn’t come with a fun night out on the dance floor as he sings, “But I got a beer in my hand, and I got it raised up high / I ain’t got a give in my damn right, I can do this all night / Country done came to town, this town don’t stand a chance / I’ll holler at the ladies, dancing like crazy, new Luccheses, fresh up out the deer stand / Feeling this high, wasn’t part of my plan / Wasn’t even gonna try / But I got a beer in my hand.”


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The country superstar will get to showcase “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” during the season finale of American Idol. He’ll take the stage on Sunday, May 21 as he, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie wrap up their sixth season as judges on the singing competition show.

The final, three-hour episode will broadcast live coast-to-coast beginning at 8/7 pm CT on ABC. 

This song marks Bryan’s first release of 2023, following his sentimental tune, “Prayin’ In A Deer Stand,” which dropped in November. It also comes hot on the heels of Luke’s 30th No. 1 single, “Country On,” which closed out the 2022 charts as the final No. 1 of the year. 

Country On Tour

This summer, the Idol judge will launch his headlining Country On Tour. This trek will kick off June 15 and continue with stops in 36 cities across the U.S. including major markets like Philadelphia, Denver, Nashville, Orlando, Charlotte, Raleigh, and more. 

Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Conner Smith, Alana Springsteen, and Hailey Whitters will join Bryan on the run alongside DJ Rock. 

Farm Tour

In the midst of this run, he will also hit the road for his 14th annual Farm Tour 2023. 

Taking to social media to share the news, he wrote, “It’s my favorite time of year. #FarmTour2023 will kick off in September. I can’t wait to get back in the fields, up close to the fans and honoring our American farmer.”

From September 14-23, the “One Margarita” singer will set up stages in the fields of farms in Shelbyville, KY, Millersport, OH, Colfax, IA, Brooklyn, WI, Eyota, MN. Special guests will be announced at a later time.

“One of the reasons we created these Farm Tour shows – to bring the big-city tour to the people,” Luke Bryan explained in a press release. “These nights are one-of-a-kind and we really enjoy getting to know the farmers and their families, love the whole atmosphere of playing on these incredible farms and watching entire communities come together and get excited about these shows.”

Since it began in 2009, Bryan’s goal for this special tour has been to give back to various farm communities that reflect the one that raised him in Leesburg, G.A

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.