Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean Ready Fall Albums

Luke Bryan
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Luke Bryan performs during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

The bros are back in town.

Lately, female artists from Maren Morris to Miranda Lambert have dominated playlists. But as the season changes, some of the genre’s biggest male stars -- plus newcomer Kane Brown -- are eyeing the top of the charts.

Luke Bryan

Fall Album: Farm Tour: Here’s to the Farmer, out Sept. 23, an EP of all-new songs timed to coincide with his latest tour. 

Recent Hit: The hard-swinging 2015 come-on “Move” currently sits at No. 22 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Pastimes: A star of the Outdoor Channel show Buck Commander, he enjoys bow hunting.

Manliest Career Moment: His 2013 Spring Break compilation topped the Billboard 200. 

Kenny Chesney

Fall Album: Cosmic Hallelujah, originally scheduled for July under a different title, will come out Oct. 28.

Recent Hit: His duet with Pink, “Setting the World on Fire,” peaked at No. 2 on Hot Country Songs in August.

Pastimes: Though he’s from Knoxville, Tenn., Chesney’s a diehard Red Sox fan.

Manliest Career Moment: Ranked No. 6 in People’s 2007 “Hottest Bachelors.” Also: titled 2010 album Hemingway’s Whiskey.

Kane Brown

Fall Album: No release date yet for his debut, but he dropped lead single “Thunder in the Rain” in July.

Recent Hit: The soaring “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now“ reached No. 19 on Hot Country Songs in July.

Pastimes: ”I lived on a dairy farm. I used to help my papaw milk the cows,” he told Billboard in March.

Manliest Career Moment: The X Factor “put me in a boy band, so I quit” — then went viral on his own.

Jason Aldean 

Fall Album: They Don’t Know, the follow-up to 2014’s Old Boots, New Dirt (a Billboard 200 No. 1), lands Sept. 9.

Recent Hit: “Reason to Love L.A.” notched No. 49 on Hot Country Songs in August.

Pastimes: Appears on Buck Commander with hunting buddy Bryan; buys vintage T-shirts on eBay.

Manliest Career Moment: In 2015, won male vocalist of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards for a second time.


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