Luke Bryan Notches 23rd Chart-Topping Single With ‘Knockin’ Boots’

Country superstar Luke Bryan is back at the top of the charts with his latest hit single, “Knockin’ Boots.” The…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 9, 2019


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Country superstar Luke Bryan is back at the top of the charts with his latest hit single, “Knockin’ Boots.”

The track, which is the lead single from Bryan’s forthcoming new studio album, was written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite. The Georgia native says he fell in love with the song immediately.

“From the moment I heard this song I knew I had to get in the studio and record it,” Bryan previously shared of his 23rd No.1 hit. “I just couldn’t get it out of my head.”

With its stripped-down production elements, “Knockin’ Boots” took Bryan a bit out of his comfort zone in the studio. But he’s happy he took the risk.

“This song sets the tone for my new album because it’s a different sounding song for me,” he explained. “The production is really, really sparse, and it really is open, and it breathes and it kinda lets me tell the story about the song. The main thing about the song is it’s just fun.”

Luke Bryan is currently in the midst of his Sunset Repeat Tour, which runs through October 25. Later this month, he’ll take a short break from the Sunset Repeat Tour to embark on his annual Farm Tour, which will visit six farms around the Midwest. Fans can find more information on that HERE.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.