Luke Bryan Scores 24th No.1 Single With ‘What She Wants Tonight’
Country superstar Luke Bryan is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with “What She Wants…
Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country superstar Luke Bryan is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with “What She Wants Tonight.”
The red-hot single was written by Bryan alongside Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite. “What She Wants Tonight” marks Bryan’s 24th No.1 single and serves as the follow-up to his chart-topping hit, “Knockin’ Boots.” Both songs will be included on his forthcoming studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, out April 24.
“‘What She Wants Tonight’ is a song that I wrote at my house with Jon Nite, Ross Copperman and Hillary Lindsey, and I’ve been wanting to get together and write with all of them for some time now,” the Georgia native recently recalled of the day they wrote the song. “Ross came in, and he had the track and that drum loop in the front kind of dialed in, and the second I heard it, it was just really, really infectious. And then we were able to just really put a really great lyric (together) with a high energy track.”
“When we came up with the hook – ‘She gets what she wants/and I get to be what she wants tonight,’ ” he continued, “I was just, it just felt like something that could be played on the radio and it felt like something like that’s what women want to hear. They want to have a confident guy kind of singing to them in that way, and I hadn’t been this excited about a song in some time.”
Luke Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Tour is scheduled to launch May 28 in Cinncinatti, Ohio.
Lauren Jo Black
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.