Part1 Original Wiki Page: (3/16/15) 9:30am
Bryan in July 2010
|Birth name||Thomas Luther Bryan|
|Born||July 17, 1976 
Leesburg, Georgia, United States
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Instruments||Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Jeff Stevens, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Michael Carter|
Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country singer-songwriter. Luke Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After signing with Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I’ll Stay Me, which included the singles “All My Friends Say“, “We Rode in Trucks“, and “Country Man“. The follow-up album Doin’ My Thing included “Do I“, which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood ofLady Antebellum, and the #1 singles “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby“.
Tailgates & Tanlines, released in 2011, includes “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)“, and the number one singles “I Don’t Want This Night to End“, “Drunk on You“, and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye“. Bryan’s fourth album, Crash My Party, was released in August 2013 and includes the number one singles “Crash My Party“, “That’s My Kind of Night“, “Drink a Beer“, “Play It Again“, “Roller Coaster” and “I See You“. Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of “Drunk on You”, “Crash My Party” and “That’s My Kind of Night” and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards & Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award.
Bryan was born in rural Leesburg, Georgia. He is the son of LeClaire (née Watkins) and Tommy Bryan, a peanut farmer. Shortly before Luke was going to move to Nashville at age 19, tragedy struck his family. “My older brother, Chris, was unexpectedly killed in a … car accident … I’m kind of hyperventilating talking about it. … You never truly … move beyond it.” He made it to Nashville years later[when?] after his father told him to pack his truck to pursue a career in music. He finally gained success as a songwriter, but soon after he signed as a performer; his first big hit was “All My Friends Say“. When Luke was invited to perform at the famous Grand Ole Opry, his older sister, Kelly, organized 129 people, practically their entire hometown, to attend his Opry debut. A few days after his performance, his sister unexpectedly died at home for unknown reasons. Bryan said the cause remains undetermined. “My only older siblings … gone from the world, in a flash in two, two different, crazy, tragic manners, that … we’ll never know, and never understand.”
2007–2009: I’ll Stay Me
Soon after his arrival in Nashville, Bryan joined a publishing house in the city. Among his first cuts was the title track of Travis Tritt‘s 2004 albumMy Honky Tonk History. He was later signed by Capitol Records to a recording contract. In the meantime, Bryan co-wrote Billy Currington‘s single “Good Directions“, which went to number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts in mid-2007. Bryan co-wrote his debut single, “All My Friends Say“, with producer Jeff Stevens. This song reached a peak of number 5 on Hot Country Songs. In August 2007, Capitol released Bryan’s debut album, I’ll Stay Me. Bryan wrote or co-wrote all but one of its 11 songs. The album’s second single, “We Rode in Trucks“, peaked at number 33 while “Country Man” reached number 10.
2009–2011: Doin’ My Thing
On March 10, 2009, he released an EP titled Spring Break With All My Friends that featured two new songs, “Sorority Girls” and “Take My Drunk Ass Home,” plus an acoustic version of “All My Friends Say.” After this EP, he released his fourth single, “Do I” in May 2009. Bryan wrote the song with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, whose lead singer Hillary Scott also sings backing vocals on it. The song reached number 2 on the country songs chart.
“Do I” was included on Bryan’s second album, Doin’ My Thing, which was released in October 2009. Also included on the album was a cover of OneRepublic‘s “Apologize”. Bryan wrote the album’s next two singles, “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby“, with Dallas Davidson and Jeff Stevens, respectively. Both of these songs went to number 1 on the country charts. AllMusic gave this album a positive review as well, with Stephen Thomas Erlewine considering Bryan more “relaxed” in comparison to his debut. On February 26, 2010, Bryan released a second EP, titled Spring Break 2…Hangover Edition, which featured three new songs: “Wild Weekend”, “Cold Beer Drinker”, and “I’m Hungover”.
Bryan appeared on the April 18, 2010, episode of Celebrity Apprentice alongside fellow country star Emily West. The task for each team was to make-over an up-and-coming country star, with Bryan being selected by team Rocksolid, led by Bill Goldberg, and West being selected by team Tenacity, led by Cyndi Lauper. Bryan’s make-over failed to impress the judges, leading to team Rocksolid losing the task. Bryan’s single “Rain Is a Good Thing” and West’s single “Blue Sky” were both sold on iTunes with a months worth of sales being donated to Lauper’s charity, the Stonewall Community Foundation, resulting in $25,000 being raised.
2011–2013: Tailgates & Tanlines
Bryan released his third EP, Spring Break 3…It’s a Shore Thing, on February 25, 2011, featuring four new songs—”In Love With the Girl,” “If You Ain’t Here to Party,” “Shore Thing,” and “Love In a College Town.” This release was followed by Bryan’s seventh single, “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)“, which was released on March 14, 2011. Also co-written by Bryan and Davidson, it served as the lead-off single to his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines, which was released August 9, 2011. The album peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums and number two on the Billboard 200. “Country Girl” peaked at number 4 on the country charts and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s next three singles—”I Don’t Want This Night to End“, “Drunk On You“, and “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” — all reached number one on the country charts. Bryan, along with Eric Church, sang guest vocals onJason Aldean‘s “The Only Way I Know,” the second single from his 2012 album, Night Train.
On March 6, 2012, Bryan released his fourth Spring Break EP entitled Spring Break 4 … Suntan City. Along with the title track, which Bryan co-wrote with Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akinsand Ben Hayslip, the EP includes “Spring Break-Up”, “Little Bit Later On”, and “Shake the Sand”. On January 30, 2013, Bryan announced his first compilation album, Spring Break…Here to Party, which includes fourteen songs — twelve from his previous Spring Break EPs and two new tracks. It was released on March 5. The album debuted at number 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, becoming the first album of his career to top the all-genre album chart. One of the new Spring Break songs, “Buzzkill“, reached the Top 20 on the Hot Country chart.
2013–2015: Crash My Party
Bryan’s fourth studio album, Crash My Party, was released on August 12, 2013. The album’s first single, “Crash My Party“, was premiered in a performance at the 2013 ACM Awards and released on April 7, 2013. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in July 2013. The album’s second single, “That’s My Kind of Night“, was released to country radio on August 5, 2013. It reached Number One on the Hot Country Songs in August 2013 and peaked at 2 on the Country Airplay chart in October 2013. The album’s third single, “Drink a Beer“, was released to country radio on October 24, 2013. It reached Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart in January 2014 and Number One on the Country Airplay chart in February 2014. During the kickoff show for his 2014 That’s My Kind of Party Tour in Columbus, Ohio, Bryan announced to the crowd that “Play It Again” would become the album’s fourth single. This song reached Number One on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in May 2014. At the same time, Bryan sang guest vocals on Florida Georgia Line‘s 2014 single “This Is How We Roll“. On July 14, 2014, the song “Roller Coaster” was released as the album’s fifth single. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in October 2014. The album’s sixth single, “I See You“, was released to country radio on November 3, 2014. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in February 2015.
On March 11, 2014, Bryan began his sixth year of spring performances at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Florida. On the same day, he also released his sixth spring break EP, Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever.
Luke Bryan is the only (current/modern) country artist to release an album of six No. 1 singles on both the Mediabase Country chart and Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. 
2015–present: Fifth Studio Album
On November 11, 2014 it was confirmed that Bryan had begun writing and recording songs for his upcoming fifth studio album which will release sometime in 2015. His last Spring Break album, Spring Break…Checkin’ Out, was released on March 10, 2015. It includes the six songs from last year’s EP and five original brand new songs. 
Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline Bryan, whom he wed in December 2006. The couple has two sons, Thomas Boyer Bryan, age 6, and Tatum Christopher Bryan, age 4. 
After Bryan’s sister Kelly passed away in 2007, followed by her husband Ben Lee Cheshire in 2014, Bryan and his wife began raising their nephew.
- Dirt Road Diaries Tour (2013)
- That’s My Kind of Night Tour (2014–15) 
- Kick The Dust Up Tour (2015)
Awards and nominations
|2010||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top NEW Solo Vocalist||Won|
|Top New Artist||Won|
|CMT Music Awards||USA Weekend Breakthrough VIDEO of the Year – “Do I“||Won|
|Country Music Association Awards||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||CMT Music Awards||Best Web Video of the Year – “It’s a Shore Thing”||Nominated|
|Nationwide INSURANCE On Your Side Award||Nominated|
|Country Music Association Awards||New Artist of the Year ||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Country Song — “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)”||Nominated|
|Choice Music: Country Artist Male||Nominated|
|American Country Awards||Male Artist of the Year ||Nominated|
|SINGLE by a Male Artist — “Someone Else Calling You Baby” ||Nominated|
|2012||CMT Music Awards||Video of the Year: Male — “I Don’t Want This Night To End”||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Male Country Artist ||Nominated|
|Country Music Association Awards||Male Vocalist of the Year||Nominated|
|Album of the Year||Nominated|
|American Music Awards||Favorite Male Country Artist||Won|
|Favorite Country Album||Nominated|
|American Country Awards||Artist of the Year||Won|
|Male Artist of the Year ||Won|
|Single of the Year: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|Single by a Male Artist: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|Music Video of the Year: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|Music Video by a Male Artist: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|Album of the Year: “Tailgates and Tanlines”||Won|
|Most Played Radio Track: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|Most Played Radio Track by a Male Artist: “I Don’t Want This Night to End”||Won|
|2013||Country Music Association Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
|Male Vocalist of the Year||Nominated|
|Album of the Year – “Tailgates and Tanlines”||Nominated|
|Vocal Event of the Year – “The Only Way I Know“(with Jason Aldean & Eric Church)||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Country Artist||Nominated|
|Top Country Album- “Tailgates and Tanlines”||Nominated|
|Top Country Song- “Drunk on You”||Nominated|
|CMT Music Awards||Video of the Year – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”||Nominated|
|Male Video of the Year – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”||Nominated|
|Collaboration Video of the Year – “The Only Way I Know” (with Jason Aldean & Eric Church)||Won|
|CMT Performance of the Year – “Drunk on You”/”Feel Again” (with Ryan Tedder)||Nominated|
|American Music Awards||Favorite Country Male Artist||Won|
|Favorite Country Album – “Crash My Party”||Nominated|
|2014||American Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Favorite Country Male Artist||Won|
|American Country Countdown Awards ||Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Male Vocalist of the Year||Won|
|Collaboration – “This Is How We Roll”||Won|
|Album – Crash My Party||Nominated|
|Digital Song of the Year – “Drink a Beer”||Nominated|
|Digital Song of the Year – “This Is How We Rolll”||Won|
|Country Music Association Awards||Entertainer of the Year ||Won|
|Male Vocalist of the Year ||Nominated|
|Album of the Year – “Crash My Party” ||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Billboard 200 Album – “Crash My Party”||Nominated|
|Top Male Artist||Nominated|
|Top Billboard 200 Artist||Nominated|
|Top Country Artist||Won|
|Top Country Album – “Crash My Party”||Won|
|Top Country Song – “Crash My Party”||Nominated|
|Top Country Song – “That’s My Kind of Night”||Nominated|
|People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Male Country Artist||Nominated|
|2011–||CMT Crossroads||Himself||(with The Doobie Brothers)|
|2013–||Academy of Country Music Awards||Himself||Co-Host|
|2014–||Academy of Country Music Awards||Himself||Co-Host|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 68.ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Fabian, Shelly. “sexyCountry Guys Under 35”. About.com. Retrieved October 22,2008.
- “Luke Bryan | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography”. AllMusic. 1976-06-17. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
- Rogers, Christopher. “ACM Awards Best Moments: Luke Bryan Wins Entertainer Of The Year & More”. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Opens Up About the Two Tragedies That Nearly Broke Him”. ABC news. November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- “Luke Bryan Could Have Been a Peanut Farmer”. CMT. November 19, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- “Luke Bryan Takes You Home to Leesburg, Ga.: ‘I Loved Growing Up Here'”. Parade. April 5, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- Profile, abcnews.go.com; accessed 7 April 2014.
- “Luke Bryan Opens Up About the Two Tragedies That Nearly Broke Him – ABC News”. Abcnews.go.com. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
- “Luke Bryan raising his 13-year-old nephew following brother-in-law’s death”. Fox News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- Lounges, Tom (August 31, 2007). “This Georgian just peachy to country fans”. Munster (Indiana) Times. Retrieved September 7, 2007.
- Morris, Edward (July 17, 2007). “Luke Bryan Celebrates No. 1 for Billy Currington Hit Singer-Songwriter Grabs Spotlight for “Good Directions””. CMT. Retrieved February 19,2012.
- Jurek, Thom. “I’ll Stay Me review”. AllMusic. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- Luke Bryan at AllMusic. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan”. AOL Music. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Charles & Dave Co-Writers On Luke Bryan’s New Single, Hillary Sings Background Vocals”. ladyantebellum.com. April 22, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
- “Luke Bryan”. frontrowking.com. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. “Doin’ My Thing review”. AllMusic. Retrieved February 19,2012.
- “Luke Bryan, ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)’ – Song Spotlight”. Taste of Country. March 14, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan, ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me)’ – Lyrics Uncovered”. Taste of Country. March 24, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- Luke Bryan’s Spring Break 4 EP Due March 6, CMT.com, February 17, 2012; retrieved March 6, 2012.
- “Luke Bryan Is ‘Here to Party’ With 2013 Spring Break EP”. Taste of Country. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Titles New Album “Crash My Party””. Nash FM 94.7. June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Excited About Upcoming Album: ‘My Voice Seems to Go to a New Level’”. Taste of Country. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Releasing New Single, “I See You,” as 2014 That’s My Kind of Tour Wraps Up”. Win 98.5. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- “Luke Bryan Parties Again During Spring Break in Florida”. CMT. March 12, 2014.
- The EP achieved the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart; retrieved April 7, 2014.
- “Luke Bryan Is a Record-Setting History-Maker”. Country Outfitter. February 16, 2015.
- “Luke Bryan Currently Working On New Album”. Win 98.5. Retrieved 29 December2014.
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- “Luke is a Double Winner at 2010 ACM Awards!”. lukebryan.com. April 20, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
- “ACM Awards Winners 2010 – The Boot”. The Boot. April 18, 2010. Retrieved June 13,2010.
- “2010 CMT Awards Winners – The Boot”. The Boot. June 9, 2010. Retrieved June 13,2010.
- “Miranda Lambert Leads 2010 CMA Nominees”. The Boot. September 1, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
- “2011 CMT Music Awards : Web Video of the Year”. Country Music Television. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
- “Nationwide® Insurance On Your Side® Award”. CMT. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “2011 CMA Awards Winners – Full List”. Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
- “2011 Teen Choice Awards Winners”. Taste of Country. August 7, 2011. RetrievedJanuary 23, 2013.
- “Teen Choice Award Nominees Named”. Teen Hollywood. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- “2011 American Country Awards: Nominees & Winners”. Country Weekly. December 5, 2011. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. RetrievedJanuary 23, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Wins Male Video of the Year at 2012 CMT Music Awards for ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End’”. Taste of Country. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum Win at 2012 Teen Choice Awards”. Taste of Country. July 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “2012 CMA Awards Winners – Full List”. Taste of Country. November 1, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Luke Bryan Scores First-Ever Win at the 2012 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male”. Taste of Country. November 18, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- “Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan Lead Country Nominees at the 2012 American Music Awards”. Taste of Country. October 9, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
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Part 2 Missing Information Evaluation:
There are a few important things that I found were missing from Luke Bryan’s wiki page. These findings consist of his high school through college years. in the section specified as Early Life. There is also little information about his wife and children and what they do. There is much more to add on his family life outside of touring and music that has not been added to the wiki page yet. There is also some information that seems to be incorrect in that area like when it talks about when he was moving to Nashville they don’t have the exact right timing of events. Also the Information about his latest Spring Break Album isn’t all there.
Part 3 The information:
In the Section labeled Early Life there should be a few additions made. After it says that his father was a peanut farmer the information about middle school through high school should be added. ” When he was 14, Bryan’s parents bought him a guitar, and it wasn’t long before he was good enough on the instrument, and with his voice, to begin sitting in with local musicians. In high school, Bryan performed in musicals and wrote his own songs, which he sang with a band he started.” (Biography.com) “He was an average student, more interested in fishing and playing baseball. But he did have a knack for performing, singing in the choir at the First Baptist Church as well as school productions like Annie Get Your Gun.”(Parade Magazine) After his early life Wiki talks about the death of Luke’s brother this information should be added: “Chris’ death occurred on the same day that Luke had planned to move to Nashville and pursue his singing career.”(Country Weekly) “Devastated, Bryan put Nashville on hold and enrolled in Georgia Southern University, so he could be close to his family. He also kept busy working on his father’s peanut farm while also playing with a new band at night on campus and in local bars.”(biography.com) This information is also lacking about Luke’s time at GSU: “…who was a Sigma Chi while attending Georgia Southern University, where he earned a degree in Business Management“(Parade Magazine)
The information missing about his family is just a small portion. His Wife’s maiden name is Caroline Boyer, whom they named their first son after. They call their sons by Bo and Tate. They all live in a suburban neighborhood outside of Nashville. Luke and Caroline were married on Dec. 6, 2006, the exact date was missing.
Information about his latest album from his Spring Break show, from March 11- March 12 2015 in Panama City Beach, Florida, are missing. The Album titled Spring Break…Checkin’ Out was mentioned in the Wiki page they just had not listed the new songs on the album. The five new songs on the album are: My Ol’Bronco, Games, Spring Breakdown, Checkin’ Out, and You and the Beach.
Here is his latest music video for the song Spring Breakdown from the Spring Break…Checkin’ Out album: