Luke Bryan Makes ‘Waves’ with 27th No.1 Single

Country superstar Luke Bryan is celebrating a new career milestone this week as his latest single, “Waves,” reached the top…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 30, 2021

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Country superstar Luke Bryan is celebrating a new career milestone this week as his latest single, “Waves,” reached the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts.

The song became the fifth consecutive No.1 single from his latest album and his 27th overall career chart-topper. 

“It’s crazy to know we are five singles deep off the ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ album,” Bryan shared with Billboard. “The longevity that country radio and my fans have given my career truly means a lot. I have never taken for granted that I get to make my living doing something that makes me so happy. Thank you for this #1 and loving a song about summer love!”

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Written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill, “Waves” is featured on the deluxe version of Bryan’s most recent album, Born Here Live Here Die Here

The heartfelt song finds Bryan reminiscing on a summer love.   

“You were made for summer / Just like these stars we’re under / We’re made for lighting this July sky up / Blanket down made for me and you tied up/ All night long, over and over / Crash into me and pull me closer / Kiss by kiss, one after another / Don’t let go, baby, let this summer / Just keep on coming in waves / Keep coming in waves / Keep on coming in waves / Keep coming in waves,” he sings on the chorus. 

Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Bryan, a five-time Entertainer of the Year, is in the midst of his Proud To Be Right Here Tour and is preparing to launch his 2021 Farm Tour beginning September 9. The Proud To Be Right Here Tour features special guests Dylan Scott and Runaway June, while the Farm Tour will include appearances from Scott, Whitney Duncan, The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) and DJ Rock. 

The Georgia native recently made headlines with the release of his brand new docuseriesLuke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary. The five-part series is streaming now on IMDB TV. 

Included in the documentary is “Songs You Never Heard,” a brand new song Bryan wrote in honor of his late brother, Chris. Click below to listen to the sentimental track. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.