"Luke Bryan" (born "Thomas Luther Bryan" in Leesburg, Georgia) is an American country music artist who made his debut in 2007 with the single "All My Friends Say", a Top 5 single on the "Billboard" Hot Country Songs charts. His first album, "I'll Stay Me", was released on Capitol Records in 2007. This album has also produced chart singles in "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man". In addition, Bryan co-wrote Billy Currington
's mid-2007 Number One hit "Good Directions".
Bryan was raised in Leesburg, Georgia. At age fourteen, his parents bought him his first guitar, and after learning to play it, he joined various local bands and began to play in local clubs. After graduating high school, Bryan planned to move to Nashville, Tennessee; however, this move was delayed, due to the death of his brother, Chris. He later attended Georgia Southern University where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, name="cmt"/>
and continued to work on his singing and songwriting skills. He also self-released an album, which he sold at shows.
He moved to Nashville in 2001, eventually landing a deal as a songwriter. name="allmusic"/> Among his first cuts was the title track of Travis Tritt's 2005 album "My Honky Tonk History". An A&R representative at Capitol Records saw Bryan perform at a club, and signed him to a recording contract. His debut single, "All My Friends Say", was released in early 2007, just as country music artist Billy Currington was climbing the Hot Country Songs charts with "Good Directions", which Bryan also co-wrote. "Good Directions" spent three weeks at Number One on the "Billboard" U.S. Hot Country Songs charts in May 2007, while "All My Friends Say" reached a peak of #5.
In August 2007, Bryan's debut album for Capitol, entitled "I'll Stay Me", was released. The album's second single, "We Rode in Trucks", peaked in the Top 40 in early 2008. A third single, "Country Man", was released in February 2008 and has become his second Top 10 hit.
Bryan and his wife, Caroline, welcomed their first child, Thomas Boyer Bryan, on March 18, 2008.
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