1. The Chainsmokers, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande & More Celebrate Billboard Music Awards Nominations

    April 10, 2017 9:38 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards nominations were announced Monday morning (April 10), and the all-star nominees were thrilled to receive nods. Major artists, including leading nominees The Chainsmokers , plus Camila Cabello , Luke Bryan and more, took to Twitter to express their excitement. …

  2. Chart Beat Podcast: Luke Bryan & Mike Dungan on 'Throwing Curveballs' on the Record-Breaking 'Kill the Lights' Album

    April 06, 2017 10:10 AM EDT The superstar stops by with Universal Music Group Nashville exec Mike Dungan to chat about his career, including "Fast," his record sixth Country Airplay No. 1 from his latest LP. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson ,…

  3. Luke Bryan Becomes First Artist to Earn 6 Country Airplay No. 1s From an Album

    April 03, 2017 9:55 AM EDT As "Fast" hits the top, "Kill the Lights" is the first album in the chart's 27-year history to generate six No. 1s. For the first time in the history of Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, which launched on Jan. 20, 1990, an artist has notched six No. 1s from an…

  4. Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood & More Country Superstars Open the ACM Awards With No. 1s Medley

    April 02, 2017 8:26 PM EDT Country music took over Las Vegas on April 2, with some of the biggest names in the genre coming together for the Academy of Country Music Awards. How did they open the show? With a performance medley of No. 1 hits, of course. First to take the stage was Jason Aldean , performing his rock…

  5. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley & Joe Walsh Perform 'Johnny B. Goode' In Tribute to Chuck Berry at 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 8:19 PM EDT Minutes after performing his Country Airplay chart-topping "Move" as part of a medley of No. 1 hits, Luke Bryan joined his ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley in a performance of "Johnny B. Goode," in tribute to the late, great Chuck Berry . Bryan hammered on the piano while…

  6. Luke Bryan, Jokingly, Gets Political About ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 12:53 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music Awards will unite Democrats and Republicans, according to Luke Bryan , the show's host and a part-time comedian. The country star, hosting Sunday's (April 2) show for the fifth straight year, joked -- as usual -- about his duties at the country music…

  7. Luke Bryan on Brother's Death: 'It Makes You Appreciate Chasing Dreams'

    March 31, 2017 8:58 PM EDT Luke Bryan joins NBC's Sunday TODAY With Willie Geist this weekend, and during the interview he opens up about the death of his brother, who was killed in a car accident when Bryan was 19.  In a preview, Bryan tells Geist how losing his brother Chris helped shape his drive for success.  …

  8. Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Team Up for Classic Rendition of Merle Haggard's 'Ramblin' Fever' on 'Late Show'

    March 30, 2017 7:53 AM EDT The two country crooners will serve as hosts of this year's ACM Awards on April 2. Before Luke Bryan  and Dierks Bentley suit up to host the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 2), the singers paid tribute to their country roots with a joint cover of Merle Haggard 's …

  9. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Say It's 'Game On!' for ACM Awards

    March 27, 2017 10:15 AM EDT By the time the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs April 2 on CBS, ­returning co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will have their routines down pat. “I’m excited to come back for my fifth year as a co-host,” says Bryan, before good-naturedly busting Bentley’s chops. “Now that…

  10. Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & More to Play 2017 CMA Music Festival

    March 17, 2017 4:25 PM EDT Miranda Lambert , Luke Bryan , Blake Shelton , Florida Georgia Line , Keith Urban , Brad Paisley and more are performing at this year's CMA Music Festival in June in Nashville, Tennessee. The Country Music Association on Friday (March 17) announced the lineup for concerts at Nissan…

  11. Watch Jimmy Fallon Teach Luke Bryan How to Say the Names of NY Street Food

    March 14, 2017 7:20 AM EDT Enjoy 'I Don't Know How to Pronounce Gyro.' Luke Bryan knows a lot of things, but the name of a popular New York street food that is cut fresh for you is not one of them. Hence his visit to The Tonight Show on Monday night (March 13) for a trip to the recording studio with host…

  12. ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris Among Performers

    March 07, 2017 12:10 PM EST Miranda Lambert , Luke Bryan and Maren Morris are among the performers set to take the stage at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live April 2 on CBS. Also among the first group of performers, announced Tuesday (March 7), are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line,…

  13. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST From Brooklyn to San Francisco, these halls are vying for top acts like Billy Joel, Luke Bryan and Metallica. The concert business in North America generated more than $3.5 billion in gross ticket sales in 2016, according to Billboard Boxscore. Those dollars have the greatest economic impact…

  14. Academy of Country Music Awards Announces 2017 Nominees: Surprises, Snubs & Early Favorites

    February 16, 2017 11:06 AM EST If one can take anything away from the nominations for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were announced this morning (Feb. 16), it would be that the format has had a banner year. While new acts such as Maren Morris have added excitement to the format, several long…

  15. Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley to Return as ACM Awards Co-Hosts

    February 13, 2017 9:37 PM EST Country superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are teaming up once again to host the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. This marks the second time the two are co-hosting the show. While Bentley made his hosting debut in 2016, this year will be Bryan’s fifth time hosting. The ACM…

  16. Country Stars Agree: Luke Bryan Nailed the National Anthem at Super Bowl 2017

    February 05, 2017 7:08 PM EST Luke Bryan paid tribute to his country with his take on the National Athem at Super Bowl 2017, and his proud country-star peers cheered him on along the way. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Little Big Town and Darius Rucker all unanimously declared he "killed" it, and "…

  17. Luke Bryan Brings a Little Country to the National Anthem at Super Bowl 2017: Watch

    February 05, 2017 6:47 PM EST "The Star-Spangled Banner" got a bit of a country makeover at Super Bowl 2017. Georgia-born singer Luke Bryan brought his American pride to the National Anthem prior to kickoff at Houston's NRG Stadium Sunday (Feb. 5). Despite being known for his catchy country tunes, Bryan…

  18. Celine Dion, John Legend, DJ Khaled & Luke Bryan Join 'The Voice' as Team Advisors

    January 27, 2017 7:06 PM EST The Voice has unveiled its season 12 guest advisers and it's an impressive roster with Celine Dion , John Legend , DJ Khaled and Luke Bryan  all onboard.  Dion will serve coach Gwen Stefani 's team, Legend will work with Adam Levine 's squad, Khaled will offer some major keys…

  19. Luke Bryan Gets a 'Fast' Reaction 
From Sixth 'Kill the Lights' Single

    January 24, 2017 1:50 PM EST Ten years after his first release, theGeorgian is country's voice of experience. As 2017 rolls in, plenty of folks are scratching their heads, wondering how 2016 came and went so quickly. Luke Bryan knows the feeling. In December, he celebrated 10 years of marriage to the former Caroline…

  20. Gwen Stefani Jams With Blake Shelton in Mexico: Watch

    January 23, 2017 10:21 AM EST A couple that plays together stays together. At least that seems to be the case with Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton , after the No Doubt singer crashed Shelton's set in Mexico on Saturday (Jan. 21) and played her punk band's 2001 hit "Hella Good." Shelton was performing at…

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