“What Makes You Country” tops the Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts
Luke Bryan has scored his 22nd career No. 1 hit with “What Makes You Country.” The title track from his latest album climbs to the top spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart this week. Bryan co-wrote the tune with his buddies Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley, and he says it describes exactly how he grew up in Georgia.
“I think that what makes me country is where I was raised — Leesburg, Georgia — how I was brought up saying ‘Yes sir,’ ‘No sir,’ ‘Yes, ma’am,’ ‘No, ma’am,’ hopefully with manners and raised with a work ethic and raised in the outdoors fishing and hunting and playing sports,” says Bryan. “I would say definitely it starts with my small-town upbringing and how we were raised; church on Sundays as much as we could, but [also] just enjoying life and living life in a small town.”
Bryan is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, an award he’s taken home twice, and Single of the Year for “Most People Are Good” at the 54th Annual ACM Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8 pm ET on CBS.
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