Luke Bryan to Release Deluxe Edition of his #1 Album
BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition)
April 9, 2021
Album Certified Gold by RIAA
Nashville, TN – February 5, 2021 – Four-time Entertainer of the Year and American Idol judge Luke Bryan is set to release a deluxe version of his #1, RIAA gold certified album BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE(Deluxe Edition) on April 9, 2021 adding six NEW songs to add to the album’s original 10 tracks. Luke broke the news of the deluxe album to his fans live on Facebook yesterday and played a few of the songs from the album including two of the new tunes, "Country Does"and “Waves.” Luke also talked to People Magazineabout his excitement for the new music and the upcoming American Idol season premiering February 14 on ABC. BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition) is available NOW for PRE-ORDER and limited edition t-shirt and boxsets are also available for pre-order exclusively in Luke’s official store.
“We all know 2020 was hard on all levels for many,” shared Luke. “Things were put on hold in the entertainment business, but it did allow more time to make music and I’m excited to share these six new songs.”
BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE was originally set to release last April, but due to the pandemic the project was moved to August and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making it Luke’s sixth consecutive appearance in the top position. The album became his eleventh top 10 album on Billboard’s Top 200 since his first appearance with 2009’s DOIN’ MY THING.
The album contains current smash single “Down To One” as well as three #1 hits so far-“Knockin’ Boots,” “What She Wants Tonight,” and “One Margarita,” which landed as Luke’s 25th career #1 single, has more than 270 million streams. The “One Margarita” video has over 30 million views on YouTube to date.
BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition)
1. Knockin' Boots (Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite, Gordie Sampson)
2. What She Wants Tonight (Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite)
3. Born Here Live Here Die Here (Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson)
4. One Margarita (Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson)
5. Too Drunk To Drive (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney)
6. Build Me A Daddy (Jake Mitchell, Josh Thompson, Brett Tyler)
7. Little Less Broken (Michael Carter, Lindsay Rimes, Matt Rogers)
8. For A Boat (Randy Montana, Josh Thompson, Mike Walker)
9. Where Are We Goin' (Luke Bryan, Brent Cobb)
10. Down To One (Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach, Kyle Fishman)
11. Country Does (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne)
12. Drink A Little Whiskey Down (Luke Bryan, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson)
13. Waves (Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, Chase McGill)
14. Bill Dance (Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip)
15. Up (Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips, Bobby Pinson)
16. Floatin’ This Creek (Luke Bryan, Chase McGill, Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens)
BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE was praised by media upon its original release last summer:
Variety - “Bryan, his producers and the songwriters have the creation of earworms down to a science…. it’s also Bryan’s musical vision at its best — using specific details to evoke a cherished way of life.”
Billboard - “The title of Luke Bryan’s new album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE, nods to the humble pleasures of a quiet life, the type of small-town experiences that the country superstar has made his songwriting bedrock, even as he’s played stadiums across the United States.” Also sharing the album’s release after being delayed for four months due to the pandemic, “thankfully returned to beam us back into a simple, straightforward lifestyle.”
Next Monday, Luke, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will appear together on Good Morning America and Live with Kelly & Ryan and on The View February 12 to talk about the premiere of the fourth season of American Idol on ABC on Valentine’s Day.
About Luke Bryan
Luke wrapped 2020 as Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s by reigning on their charts with 11 #1s on the Hot Country Songs chart and nine #1s on the Top Country Albums chart during the last decade.
Since his debut in 2009, Luke has garnered 25 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54.5 million. Luke has also tallied 14.6 Billion streams, 12.5 million albums sold with four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.
Luke’s seven headline concert tours have played for 12 million fans including 36 stadium concerts, 11 Farm Tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six sold-out Crash My Playa concert events.
He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including seven ACM awards including his honor as the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more. Luke was alsonamed the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck.