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Luke Bryan, like many, listened to his musical heroes and wanted to be a country music star when he grew up. Unlike most of those other kids, Bryan has achieved his dreams as he prepares to release his latest round of new music, the seventh and final installment of his unique “Spring Break” series- “Spring Break…Checkin’ Out.” 


He’s sold more than seven million albums, 27 million tracks and has 12 No. 1 hits and back-to-back double-platinum albums. He celebrated his best touring year ever in 2014, performing for 1.7 million fans. He’s a two-time Entertainer of the Year. A television host. 


What was the difference between Bryan and all those other dreamers? Bryan realized a little bit of singing and songwriting talent, a dimply smile and a pleasant voice will only take you so far, so he decided to work at it. 
Sure, he listens to his musical heroes as a fan, but he analyzes them, too.

 

He might be singing about late-night parties and lazy long weekends up there on stage, but in reality he’s up and working out in the morning so he can work it out at night for fans. 


“When you work hard, take life moment by moment, stay positive and trust in the bigger picture, moving forward is the only path to take,” Bryan said. “I know that this is my moment for my career, for my friends and family, for making my time matter. I don’t take a second for granted. It’s cliché. But it is true. Live life to the fullest every day. Every moment counts.” 
 
His tireless album “Crash My Party,” which had the biggest debut week at the time for a male country artist in more than a decade continues to resonate with fans 18 months after release. He recently scored a record sixth consecutive No. 1 singles on the Mediabase country chart from the double-platinum record  (“Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink A Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Roller Coaster” and “I See You”). He also became the first person to have the Billboard Country Airplay Nos. 1 and 2 songs simultaneously with “Play It Again” and “This is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line. “Crash My Party” placed five songs at the top of that chart. 

 

Courtesy of CMT
 

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