Luke Bryan joined SiriusXM’s Buzz Brainard on The Highway to discuss new music including single “Country On,” surprising a sleeping fan at his Nashville bar during CMA Fest, and more.
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Luke Bryan Shares Inside Story of Viral Fan Surprise at His Nashville Bar During CMA Fest
Buzz Brainard: Arkansas woman wakes up to country music star, Luke Bryan. Now was this at your bar because you made a surprise appearance at your bar during CMA Fest?
Luke Bryan: Yeah. You know, I left Blake Shelton’s terrible bar. And, [laughs]
Buzz Brainard: Wrong side of the street.
Luke Bryan: Yeah. But Blake, I went and did a Spotify thing at Blake’s bar and then yeah. And then came, came across the street and yeah, I was walking upstairs and these three girls were sitting there and I looked at the other two girls that were awake cause their friends, she was just, you know, she wasn’t really sleeping. She was just kinda resting, you know, sitting there resting her eyes. You could tell she’d had a long night and I just, you know, she, you know, woke her up and I said, “Hey.” It was a funny moment and pretty cool to watch kind of go viral online. And it was a, it was fun watching.
Buzz Brainard: Yeah. Her reaction was unbelievable. It’s like it took her a second to realize who she was looking at
Luke Bryan: It took her a minute to realize it wasn’t a bad dream.
Buzz Brainard: [laughs] And I, I told you, I saw the article first. It said “Arkansas Woman Wakes Up to Country Star Luke Bryan.” And I thought, “Is this one of those things where like somebody’s in a coma for years and all of a sudden they hear Luke Bryan music and it brings them out?”
Luke Bryan: Yeah. Probably put her in a coma. I think she was almost going, yeah. I think she was going into a coma.
Luke Bryan Teases Next Album That’s Halfway Done
Luke Bryan: You know what I, I think that’s about. Right. Yeah, I mean, I, I mean, yeah, this, this is the first installment, the first song of a, of a project I’m working on. I mean, I’ve got probably half of the project done. Gonna spend a couple more months, really, you know, hopefully as “Country On” is going up the chart, spend a couple more months, writing a lot of music, working hard in the studio and, and then go in and cut some more songs and have, you know, the, the, the ability to put a full album out. But we’ve got, you know, we’ve got several songs right now that we feel like can be singles for the next, you know, you know, the way music gets released these days and stuff, it’s so different. So, you know, the main thing that I focus on is just putting out the best music that I can and having fun and, and the rest will take care of itself.
Luke Bryan Wants to Unite Americans with New Single, “Country On”
Luke Bryan: Yeah, it’s, it’s feels, it feels like an anthem, you know, the title, “Country On.” When you think about it on a t-shirt and everybody’s saying “Country On”, you know, when you’re having a bad day, you know, and you can know you can drink a beer and “Country On”, you know, it feels pretty good, but, love what the song says. I love that it uplifts, you know, the hardworking, hardworking American people out there and, and it, it brings a lot of unity. This song brings a lot of unity in and it’s just got good, you know, feel good vibes all the way around it and just honored to, honored to have it out.
Buzz Brainard: Yeah. Farmers, truckers, cowboys, bartenders, firemen, cops, soldiers, hometown, USA, Nashville. You got everybody covered.
Luke Bryan: Songwriters. Yeah. I mean, you know, I, I think, and you know, that, that, like I said, anytime, anytime you can reference what, you know, country, country music fans in a song, and you can really make it feel natural. And, and, and this song does that. And I it’s, think it’s gonna be pretty amazing to have it out.
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