Remember When Luke Bryan Released His Second Album, ‘Doin My Thing?’
Luke Bryan released his second album, Doin’ My Thing, on this day in 2009. The 11-track project took the Georgia…
Luke Bryan released his second album, Doin’ My Thing, on this day in 2009.
The 11-track project took the Georgia native’s career to new heights with hits such as “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.” The album also featured a cover of One Republic’s “Apologize,” which became a fan-favorite at Bryan’s live shows.
Bryan co-wrote eight of the album’s 11 tracks. The project debuted at No.2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200.
To celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary in 2019, Bryan released Doin’ My Thing on vinyl with the addition of two rare tracks: “Ya’ll Can Have This Town” and “Favorite Flowers.”
Now certified Platinum, Doin’ My Thing is a standout among the four-time Entertainer of the Year’s catalog. It helped his career progress in many ways and will go down as one of his best.
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