Luke Bryan’s ‘BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE’ Debuts At No.1
Luke Bryan’s seventh studio album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE, debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart…
Luke Bryan; Photo by Jim Wright
Luke Bryan’s seventh studio album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE, debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week, earning the superstar his sixth consecutive chart-topping album debut. Additionally, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE secured a spot within the Top 10 of the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart.
“This album has been in the works for a longtime,” Bryan shared in a statement. “I’m grateful to my fans for waiting for it, for radio playing the songs that allowed me to debut a new album with three No.1 hits and to my entire team for hanging in there and staying just as enthusiastic about this music as me.”
Bryan celebrated the release of the album with several high-profile appearances and this week, he will take over Circle network for a takeover called “Luke Bryan Lives Here.” The night will include an encore of Opry Live featuring Luke and Darius Rucker at the Grand Ole Opry from August 15th as well as the broadcast of his performance from the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Goes Pink from October 2019.
The 10-track collection has something for everyone.
“I want my albums to reflect all forms of life,” Bryan previously shared. “No matter what’s going on in the world, I want to treat my albums with bringing everybody to the party. I try to share who I am and make music my fans can relate to, but still push some envelopes. I want it to be a look into my world, take ‘em somewhere. Let ‘em have some fun. No matter who you are as a human being, I’m visualizing how you’ll react when you hear this music.”
BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE features the chart-topping hits, “One Margarita,” “What She Wants Tonight” and “Knockin’ Boots.”
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.