Born Here Live Here Die Here debuted at No 1
Luke Bryan’s seventh studio album Born Here Live Here Die Here debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart last week, making it his sixth consecutive appearance in the top position. The album also becomes Bryan’s 11th top 10 album on Billboard’s Top 200, since his first appearance with 2009’s Doin’ My Thing.
“This album has been in the works for a longtime,” says Bryan. “I’m grateful to my fans for waiting for it, for radio playing the songs that allowed me to debut a new album with three No. 1 hits and to my entire team for hanging in there and staying just as enthusiastic about this music as me.”
The album currently contains three back-to-back No. 1 singles, “Knockin’ Boots,” “What She Wants Tonight,” and “One Margarita,” which landed as Luke’s 25th career No. 1 single, with more than 100 million streams and the song’s video has more than 15 million views on YouTube.
The album was set to be released in the spring, but pushed back to August 7th following COVID-19. The Proud To Be Right Here Tour was also delayed to 2021 with Morgan Wallen, Caylee Hammack and Runaway June. The rescheduled tour dates kick off June 4, 2021 and run through October 9th.
Bryan is one of several headliners for Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL that was pushed to November 2021 due to the pandemic. The oceanside festival will now be held next year in continuing its commitment to the health and safety of fans, partners, employees, artists and the community. Bryan will be joined by Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, along with all other artists on the bill, as headliners for 2021.
Bryan returns as a judge for the fourth season of American Idol on ABC. The network hasn’t announced a premiere date as of press time, but virtual auditions are underway.