One of the songs that Luke Bryan included on his Deluxe Edition of Born Here Live Here Die Here is “Bill Dance.”
For those that don’t know, the track is an ode to the legendary Bill Dance, who has hosted a fishing show on TV since the late 60s.
On Bill’s 81st birthday, October 7th, Luke released a special music video for the song that starred…Bill Dance! The footage also includes Luke, his sons – Bo & Tate, Luke’s co-writers on the song – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip – and fellow fisherman Kevin VanDam, and Johnny Morris – who founded Bass Pro Shops.
While Luke is know for his famous smile…that winning grin seemed even bigger in the music video, that Luke also co-directed for the first time. Luke’s co-director is Michael Monaco, the director and executive producer of the 5-part docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, which can be found on the streaming service IMDb TV.
You can tell Luke has a lot of love and respect for Bill, because during the video the legendary fisherman temporarily got to place a Tennessee Volunteers cap, which Bill is famous for wearing, on the head of Georgia born Luke.
Check out the music video for “Bill Dance” – the story of “the best damn fisherman the world’s ever had”
Bill Dance’s show, Bill Dance Outdoors, has been on TV since 1968 – currently you can catch it one the Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network. You can also see Bill Dance Saltwater on the Sportsman Channel.
While Bill is an accomplished fisherman with millions of fans because of his fishing techniques…he’s also known for his outtakes that happen during the filming of his shows.
Along with “Bill Dance” Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here (Deluxe Edition) also includes Luke’s new single at country radio, “Up.” Check out his performance of the song from an appearance on Good Morning America earlier this year.
Photo Courtesy of Luke Bryan