Luke Bryan Notches 26th No.1 Single with ‘Down To One’

Luke Bryan returned to the top of the country charts this week, earning his 26th No.1 single with “Down To…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 2, 2021


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Luke Bryan returned to the top of the country charts this week, earning his 26th No.1 single with “Down To One.” 

The romantic tune tops both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts and is the fourth consecutive chart-topper from the superstar’s latest album, Born Here Live Here Die Here.

“I absolutely love this song,” Luke recently shared with Billboard. “’Down To One’ has a melody that just locked me in the first time I heard it. I know a lot of artists feel this way, but I’m definitely looking forward to doing this one live.”

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Written by Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach and Kyle Fishman, “Down To One” finds Bryan looking back on a perfect night with his girl, reminiscing upon the moment they fell in love.

“We were down to 1 AM/ Listening to one more song/ Thinking I want more than just one night out here with you alone/ Down to that last Bud Light in the back of that two-tone, half-ton/ My heart was telling me that one more kiss and I’d be done/ Down to one hand in mine/ Down to one beautiful smile/ I was done with the girl I want/ Straight falling in love/ Right there that night/ Down to one,” he sings on the chorus.

The song follows the chart-topping success of “One Margarita,” “What She Wants Tonight” and “Knockin’ Boots.”

“First time I heard it—it’s written by one of my dear friends Dallas Davidson who I’ve had a lot of success with as a co-writer with through the years—it just sounds like a big ole hit,” Bryan previously said. “’Down To One’ is a real like typical song of mine that you kind of expect from me from the years…guy and a girl out there, in the middle of nowhere enjoying a moment together, a romantic moment, and I always feel like you gotta have those on an album.”

On April 9, Bryan will release a deluxe edition of his latest album, Born Here Live Here Die Here. The project will feature six new tracks, including the newly-released song “Country Does.” 

Fans can pre-order Born Here Live Here Die Here (Deluxe Edition) 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.