Luke Bryan Scores 30th No.1 Single: ‘I’m Blessed To Have This Career’
Luke Bryan just accomplished another major career milestone when he landed his 30th No.1 single. The superstar’s latest release, “Country…
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Luke Bryan just accomplished another major career milestone when he landed his 30th No.1 single.
The superstar’s latest release, “Country On,” reached the top spot on the Mediabase country chart this week bringing his career tally of chart-toppers to 30.
Since the launch of his career, Bryan has now spent 56 total weeks at No.1 on the country radio charts.
He celebrated the exciting news alongside his team and later took to Instagram to reflect on the accomplishment.
“30 #1 songs at country radio is really crazy to hear. I’m blessed to have this career and can’t thank everyone involved enough for supporting my dreams. ‘Hey, hey, USA! We ain’t seen our better days’ is a come together moment. I couldn’t have hand picked a better 30th. Love y’all,” he captioned his post.
“Country On” was written by Mark Nesler, David Frasier, Mitch Oglesby, and Styles Haury. The track was produced by Jeff Stevens, co-produced by Jody Stevens, and features Sarah Buxton on background vocals.
The song will be featured on Bryan’s yet-to-be-announced next studio album, which is slated for a 2023 release.
Released in July of 2022, just ahead of Independence Day, “Country On” speaks to hardworking American people and shouts out farm workers, truckers, first responders, soldiers, and more. The track unites listeners and encourages those perseverant individuals to “Country On,” or in other words, keep going.
“Hey fireman, boys and girls in blue/ We could sure use a lot more like you/ You come runnin’ in anytime, anything goes wrong/ Country on/ Hey soldier, wherever you might bе/ Hats off to keepin’ us free/ All our thoughts and prayers ’til you get back home/ Country on,” he sings.
The five-time Entertainer of the Year said he was drawn to “Country On” immediately.
“The first time I heard the song, you know, I loved what was being said. I loved who it was being said to,” he shared with Country Now and other outlets when the song was released. “I think as I listened more and more to the demo of the song, I just started telling myself, ‘you know, it’s just one of those classic-sounding songs that that sends the message right without being too… it just says it in a real, honest place.’”
The chart-topping news comes on the heels of another wildly successful year for Bryan, who played for one million fans throughout 2022. This includes his “Crash My Playa” event as well as his Raised Up Right Tour, Farm Tour, festival dates, and his buzzed-about Las Vegas residency.
Luke Bryan will enjoy some well-deserved time off before things kick into high gear once again in 2023. On January 19, he’ll head to Mexico for Crash My Playa, and in February, he’ll return to The Theatre at Resorts World for the continuation of his residency.
Additionally, Bryan will return to ABC’s American Idol alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry for the show’s 21st season. Idol is set to premiere on Sunday, February 19.
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.