Luke Bryan’s New Album, “What Makes You Country,” Debuts at No. 1 on All-Genre Billboard 200 Chart

Luke Bryan’s New Album, “What Makes You Country,” Debuts at No. 1 on All-Genre Billboard 200 Chart

Luke Bryan’s sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

According to Nielsen Music, What Makes You Country sold 107,000 equivalent albums in its first week, which was good enough to best Taylor Swift’s Reputation (99,000 units) on the all-genre chart.

“So much thought goes into creating new music and I really try to write and find songs that I feel are staying true to me while staying fresh and fun,” says Luke. “I try and imagine people singing along in their cars or with me at my shows. To have What Makes You Country go number one is so exciting and rewarding for me, my team and my fans. It drives me to keep working harder and growing. Thank you so much for these opportunities.”

Produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens, What Makes You Country features 15 songs, seven of which were co-written by Luke, including the title track. The album’s lead single, “Light It Up,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart last week.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson