Luke Bryan Rides ‘Waves’ to 27th Chart-Topping Single

by Shelby Scott
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Luke Bryan presides as one of country music’s most iconic modern country singers and today, he landed his 27th no. 1 single of his career. The hit song, “Waves,” crashed into radio stations earlier this spring, earning itself the title of the most added song in the nation at the time.

In response to the love “Waves” received, Bryan said, “It’s crazy to know we are five singles deep off the ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’ album. The longevity that country radio and my fans have given my career truly means a lot.”

And truthfully, he’s right. Bryan debuted on top-album charts back in 2009 with Doin’ My Thing. The premiere album was the first of now-11 albums to reach the top 10 on Billboard‘s Top 200.

Today marked the song’s entrance to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. While the song gained Luke Bryan his 27th no. 1 single, it marks his fifth single on his most recent album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. The original album debuted last summer, earning the no. 1 spot on the Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. It marked the 6th time Luke Bryan topped the famed chart.

While “Waves” is Luke Bryan’s latest single off of the new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here is host to an additional four singles, putting the artist at the very top of his game right now. Those additional singles include “Knockin’ Boots,” “What She Wants Tonight,” “One Margarita,” and “Down to One.”

Luke Bryan Recently Aired His Docuseries: ‘My Dirt Road Diary’

While Luke Bryan reels in hit after hit, album after album, he recently released his five-part docuseries, “My Dirt Road Diary.” The series currently airs on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, and features his journey into country music stardom.

In addition to portraying his country music journey to Nashville and fame, it also features his down-home roots and the tragedies he’s experienced throughout his life. Further, it features a new song he wrote in honor of his brother Chris, entitled “Songs You Never Heard.” Luke Bryan co-wrote the song with Luke Laird and Brothers Osborne artist, Josh Osborne.

Overall, it captures the gap Chris left following his tragic death and all of the iconic country music that has made history throughout that time. It’s heartwrenching and beautiful simultaneously and is available for download here.

Further, Bryan shares the support he received from his family during the very beginning of his dream career. His mother gifted him a karaoke machine he would later use to perform as a teenager, and the little machine features in the docuseries as well. Bryan also tells fans how his father inspired him to leave home and head to Nashville to kickstart his career.

“Please get out of here and go follow your dream,” Bryan’s dad told him. And we’re grateful he did.

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