Luke Bryan closed out his Raised Up Right Tour with a bang on Saturday (Nov. 5) with a sold-out show in Tampa, Florida.
According to social media posts, the concert was quite an eventful experience. During “That’s My Kinda Night,” a shirtless man stormed the stage. At first, Bryan appeared to request help from security, but after realizing the fan was harmless, the superstar just rolled with it. The shirtless fan danced around the stage as Bryan continued to power through the lyrics.
In another video captured by a concertgoer, Bryan can be seen sporting a Georgia Bulldogs jersey on stage just hours after Georgia beat Tennessee 27-13. Earlier in the day, Bryan served as the ESPN “College GameDay” picker.
Following the show, Luke Bryan took to social media to reflect on his 2022 tour.
“Last show of the #RaisedUpRightTour. I love my tour family,” Bryan wrote. ”Thank you to @rileyduckman and @m10penny for being such great opening acts. @chaycebeckhammusic it was great having you out this last week. You did great. See y’all on the road next year.”
Luke Bryan is set to co-host the 56th Annual CMA Awards alongside NFL icon Peyton Manning later this week on Wednesday, November 9. This marks Manning’s first time hosting “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” and Bryan’s second.
Bryan will take a break from his co-hosting duties during the coveted awards show ceremony to perform his current single, “Country On.” The three-hour show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena from 8:00-11:00 PM/EST on ABC.
Earlier this month, the Georgia native shared a brand-new song called “Prayin’ In A Deer Stand.”
Co-written by Bryan alongside Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins, “Prayin’ In A Deer Stand” finds the Georgia native reflecting on life and his faith while hunting.
“I do my prayin’ in a deer stand / On my back forty church / Thinkin’ about life on a cold sunrise / Yeah, that’s my heaven on earth / Me and God in a cornfield / Gotta think He understands / I might miss a Sunday from time to time / But I get there when I can / We’re all good in these woods / ‘Cause here I am, prayin’ in a deer stand,” Bryan sings in the chorus of the tender ballad.
“This is such a personal song to me,” Bryan shared of the tune. “The world can be a busy place and I, like a lot of people, have a ton of different things going on but getting to be outside, it grounds and reenergizes me. There is just something about it that never gets old.”
“Prayin’ In A Deer Stand” follows the release of his current radio single “Country On.”
The five-time Entertainer of The Year also announced the return of his annual concert vacation, Crash My Playa, which will take place January 19-22, 2023, in Riviera Cancun, Mexico at the AAA Four Diamond awarded resort, Moon Palace Cancún.
The “Country On” singer revealed that he will headline two of the four nights and announced that Chris Stapleton and Cole Swindell, will also take the stage for a headlining concert.
“Oh my gosh this line up! Some dear friends and new friends but regardless, what an amazing treat for the fans,” Bryan shared in a press release. “Everybody rest up and get ready for these four beachside hangs.”
Dustin Lynch will make his return to host and perform during a very special pool party.
Ashley McBryde, Brian Kelley, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Dylan Scott and DJ Rock were also announced to perform on the private stretch of white sand beaches at the annual event.
Additional artists will be announced for the event in the coming weeks.