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

    March 17, 2017 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 3 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) annou ...

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

    March 14, 2017 7:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 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) ...

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

    March 07, 2017 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Al ...

  4. Luke Bryan Teases Family-Focused 'Fast' Music Video: Exclusive Preview

    March 02, 2017 3:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Country superstar Luke Bryan will release a music video for his latest single "Fast" on Friday, but Billboard can exclusively share this 30-second preview now. The video features shots of Bryan singing and playing his guitar in between a s ...

  5. Luke Bryan's 'Fast' Video: Watch an Exclusive Preview

    Luke Bryan's 'Fast' Video: Watch an Exclusive Preview

    March 02, 2017 3:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The country superstar gets sentimental in his latest video, out Friday in Vevo. Videos Luke Bryan Brightcove ...

  6. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 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. Thos ...

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

    February 16, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ex ...

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

    February 13, 2017 9:37 PM EST 0 0 6 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 w ...

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

    February 05, 2017 7:08 PM EST 0 0 7 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 dec ...

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

    February 05, 2017 6:47 PM EST 0 0 2 "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 k ...

  11. Luke Bryan Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 Super Bowl

    Luke Bryan Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 Super Bowl

    February 05, 2017 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Luke Bryan sings the national anthem at Super Bowl Li. Super Bowl , music , syper bowl li , performance , Billboard , super bowl 2017 , Luke Bryan , Luke Bryan Videos Luke Bryan Brightcove ...

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

    January 27, 2017 7:06 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ' ...

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

    January 24, 2017 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    January 23, 2017 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 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 " ...

  15. Luke Bryan Confirmed for National Anthem at the Super Bowl

    January 22, 2017 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Country boy Luke Bryan is performing the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl, he confirmed on Twitter Sunday (Jan. 22). Bryan joins Lady Gaga on the Super Bowl LI lineup. While he'll be opening the game, Gaga was previously announced ...

  16. Sam Hunt, FGL Loom Large in Country Music's Embrace of Streaming in 2016

    January 13, 2017 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Country album sales continued their annual downward trajectory, though Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" became the first country set in three years to sell 1 million. When executives look back on shifts in country music in future years, ...

  17. Reba Stick Horses and Eric Church Ottomans: Your Guide to Country's Most Unique Holiday Gifts

    December 19, 2016 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s holiday shopping time again. If you’re looking for something truly, er, memorable for the country music lover in your life, we’ve once again compiled our annual holiday shopping guide of the most unique items we could find, with picks ranging f ...

  18. Luke Bryan Hits 'Disruptive' Fan at Charity Concert | Billboard News

    Luke Bryan Hits 'Disruptive' Fan at Charity Concert | Billboard News

    December 02, 2016 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Luke Bryan's team has issued a statement after the country singer hit a "disruptive" heckler during his performance at the Charlie Daniels' all-star Volunteer Jam concert in Nashville. music , Charlie Daniels , nashville , countr ...

  19. Luke Bryan Issues Statement After Hitting 'Disruptive' Fan at Charity Concert

    December 01, 2016 9:44 PM EST 0 0 6 Luke Bryan 's team has issued a statement after the country singer hit a "disruptive" heckler during his performance Wednesday night at the Charlie Daniels ' all-star Volunteer Jam concert in Nashville.  "A man in [the] fron ...

  20. CMAs 2016: Luke Bryan Performs 'Move'

    CMAs 2016: Luke Bryan Performs 'Move'

    November 02, 2016 10:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan performs his song 'Move' at the 2016 CMAs music , Billboard , country music awards , Country , Luke Bryan , move , Luke Bryan Videos Luke Bryan Brightcove ...

  21. Watch Luke Bryan Get That Beat With 'Move' Performance at the 2016 CMA Awards

    November 02, 2016 10:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 50th Country Music Association Awards had its fair share of electrifying moments from Beyonce teaming with the Dixie Chicks for the twangy  Lemonade  cut "Daddy Lessons" to the star-studded opener but Luke Bryan lit up Nashville's ...

  22. Luke Bryan Closes His 2016 Tour With Rowdy Detroit Stadium Show

    October 30, 2016 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan brought his Kill The Light Tour, as well as his 2016 live schedule, to a rowdy close on Saturday night (Oct. 29) at Detroit's Ford Field, with help from openers Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch . "This is the last show of the ye ...

  23. Brent Cobb Steps Back Into the Spotlight With 'Shine on Rainy Day'

    October 06, 2016 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Brent Cobb's second album, Shine On Rainy Day , hits shelves on Friday, it'll be almost exactly a decade after he released his debut, No Place Left to Leave . "You always hear in this industry it takes ten years to be an overnigh ...

  24. Hit Songwriter Rhett Akins Moves to Warner/Chappell In Major Music Row Signing

    October 04, 2016 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The deal reunites the team that secured hits for Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Hits... and a career for Thomas Rhett. Rhett Akins signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. In an average week with a typical songwriter, that statement would be wort ...

  25. Shawn Mendes Earns Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Illuminate'

    October 02, 2016 11:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of Illuminate . The set, which was released on Sept. 23 through Island Records, earned 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Se ...

  26. Luke Bryan Explains the Meaning Behind New Song 'You Look Like Rain': Exclusive Video

    September 28, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a new video -- premiering exclusively on Billboard -- country superstar Luke Bryan discusses the meaning behind “You Look Like Rain,” a song from his brand-new Farm Tour... Here’s to the Farmer EP. “’You Look Like Rain’ is certainly just a beauti ...

  27. Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Among Country Acts Who Take Business Beyond Music

    September 26, 2016 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians view the years they spend in the honky-tonks as paying their dues for the music business. As it turns out, all that very specific training sets them up to succeed in other industries, too. Toby Keith owns dozens of racehorses, developed hi ...

  28. Luke Bryan Channels 'Flashdance' in New 'Move' Video: Watch

    September 19, 2016 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 3 Luke Bryan is grooving in his new "Move" music video -- and he's not the only one.  Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & More Are 2016 CMT Artists of the Year In the new clip, the country singer performs his rocking sin ...

  29. CMA's 'Forever Country' Song Features Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson & 28 More Country Superstars: Listen

    September 16, 2016 7:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 50th Annual CMA Awards' celebratory star-studded spectacle of a song "Forever Country" was released Friday (Sept. 16) and it includes 30 of the genre's biggest names of past and present fame.  The song pays tribute to country ...

  30. Is Country Music More Polarized Than Ever Before?

    September 13, 2016 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following Sturgill Simpson's Facebook diatribe, the decades-long battle between country music's various factions continues. Last month, Sturgill Simpson wrote a less-than-polite note to the Academy of Country Music, the institution behind ...

  31. Jason Aldean Works Back to His Core Sound With 'They Don't Know'

    September 13, 2016 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean  had plenty of cause for head-scratching. On Aug. 30, the Academy of Country Music started its annual ACM Honors by presenting him the Triple Crown, a cumulative trophy that recognizes acts that have been named new artist, vocalist and ...

  32. Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & More Are 2016 CMT Artists of the Year

    September 13, 2016 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood , Chris Stapleton , Florida Georgia Line , Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett will be named this year's CMT artists of the year at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special, premiering from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on O ...

  33. That Ain't No Shed! Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and More Country Stars With Palatial Party Barns

    August 03, 2016 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ast summer, while he was planning the bash to fete his fifth album, Kill the Lights , country crooner Luke Bryan , 40, didn’t scout just any private, A-list locale. Rather, he brought the party to him, drawing 100 music industry insiders to an exp ...

  34. Billboard Cover: Blake Shelton on Heartache, Falling In Love Again and Starting Over After Being in the 'Middle of Hell'

    July 28, 2016 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Nashville’s clown prince Blake Shelton is sorting through the fallout from his divorce from Miranda Lambert and new romance with Gwen Stefani, he feels like he’s starting from square one. "It's a stupid song," Blake Shelton says wi ...

  35. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's ...

  36. Dustin Lynch Steams Things Up on 'Seein' Red'

    June 24, 2016 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dustin Lynch 's best songs are buoyed by nifty vocal tricks. In "Waiting," from his first album, listeners were sucked in by the enjambment in the middle of the hook – the end of one line turns out to be the start of another, pulling ...

  37. Luke Bryan Catches 15th Country Airplay No. 1 With 'Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day'

    June 21, 2016 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This song is meaningful to me because it encompasses a way of life that I have known since I was a kid," Bryan tells Billboard. Luke Bryan 's "Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day" rises 2-1 in its 15th we ...

  38. Orlando Tragedies Put Security Top of Mind for Country Stars at CMA Fest

    June 15, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan summed up a sentiment likely shared by other country artists when he reacted to a pair of weekend tragedies in Orlando, Fla., by saying, “The American spirit is about not living in fear.” He was speaking to media backstage at Nashville’s ...

  39. Luke Bryan Is Chevy's New Brand Ambassador; Kid Rock Partnership Ends

    June 14, 2016 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock is out. Luke Bryan is in. Chevrolet has signed a deal with the country music star to be its brand ambassador for the next three years. Bryan replaces Rock, whose relationship with the Detroit automaker effectively ended last year. Chevy sai ...

  40. All the CMT Music Awards 2016 Performances Ranked Worst to Best

    June 08, 2016 10:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2016 CMT Awards aimed to achieve big TV moments through team play: seven of the major performances involved multiple singers, and many of these were cross-genre collaborations. Some were more successful than others (every collaboration is not ne ...

  41. From Artist to On-Air Talent: Dustin Lynch Having a Blast With DJ Gig

    May 25, 2016 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to a temporary gig as the midday host on KKGO (Go Country 105) Los Angeles, country star Dustin Lynch has a newfound appreciation for the work of real-life radio air personalities. “The toughest thing for me — because I’m not having a convers ...

  42. Keith Urban, Blake Shelton & More to Perform at CMT Music Awards 2016

    May 19, 2016 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton & Florida Georgia Line also among newly announced performers for June 8 show. Keith Urban , Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are among the country superstars who will perform during the 2016 CMT Music Awards, the network ...

  43. Which Artists Were 2015's Biggest Earners on the Road?

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. You only need to compare the headline numbers in o ...

  44. Adele and Taylor Swift Are 2015's Top Sellers

    May 05, 2016 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of Billboard's annual Moneymakers ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Unsurprisingly, given the industry-bolstering succes ...

  45. Taylor Swift Tops Billboard's Top Money-Makers List of 2015

    May 05, 2016 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. Adele 's album megasales aside, touring is once again the determining factor for the 40 genre-spanning acts that topped Billboard 's ranking of music’s highest-paid musician ...

  46. Coca-Cola Cowboys (and Cowgirls) Get Their Share of New Soda Campaign

    April 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hits by Jimmy Wayne, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift appear on Coke cans, bottles. As a homeless teenager, singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne ’s life turned around when he met an elderly woman, Bea Costner , who hired him to cut her lawn every week. She w ...

  47. Watch Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Get Secret Service Code Names From Their Fellow Country Stars

    April 19, 2016 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Arnold Schwarzenegger was an action star before becoming governor of California, Ronald Reagan was an actor before becoming president and Sonny Bono was a musician before he was a congressman -- so who's to say Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley cou ...

  48. Country Stars Pick Secret Service Code Names for Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley

    Country Stars Pick Secret Service Code Names for Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley

    April 19, 2016 3:20 PM EDT 1 0 0 Country Stars Pick Secret Service Code Names for Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Videos Luke Bryan Dierks Bentley Brightcove ...

  49. Luke Bryan Praises the Joys of 'Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day'

    April 07, 2016 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar draws on Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson in outdoors celebration. In the nine years since Capitol Nashville released his debut single, Luke Bryan has put a bundle of his emotions on display: vulnerability in “Do I,” exub ...

  50. Watch Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley & James Corden Clown Around for Brit-Themed 'Honky Tonk' Song

    April 01, 2016 5:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley shook-off any pre-Academy of Country Music Awards nerves with a jolly good appearance overnight on The Late Late Show .  In an attempt to help further the country genre in the U.K., Bryan, Bentley and James Corden got i ...

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