Luke Bryan’s 19th #1 song Light It Up tops CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. ACC is heard every Saturday 8am-Noon on CISN Country 103.9.
“Light It Up,” which was co-penned by Luke and Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, is the lead single from Luke’s sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, which dropped on Dec. 8. Produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens, What Makes You Country features 15 songs, seven of which were co-written by Luke. “I’m just really relishing where I’m at right now, but that doesn’t really make me slow down,” said Luke to Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown.
“It’s not like you’re enjoying the gravy so much you don’t wanna stay focused on what you’re doing. I mean, I still really want to be at the top of my game, but it’s also nice to know that if I want to take a little time off I took a little time off in between this album and Kill the Lights I look forward to being able to do that in the future to where I can kind go travel a little bit and also be in a situation where you can dedicate a little more time at home also.”
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) December 8, 2017
This week Luke performed “Most People Are Good” Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Last week, Luke recorded another high-profile TV appearance, this time in Washington, D.C. He payed tribute to his fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie during the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors . You can catch his performance Tuesday, December 26, when the show airs at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) December 11, 2017
Luke is going to be a judge on the ABC reboot of American Idol along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. With me, I had gotten pretty crafty at saying no to TV opportunities because I was so in love with my touring world. I’ve got that world figured out. You know, I spent the first few years feeling like I was in a washing machine, but then when this came, when I found out that it was ABC and it was a reboot and I knew that Katy was on board, and then they told me Lionel was on board too, I thought, “Okay, let’s get the meetings, get the people that I need to talk to. Can we make it work?”
Did Luke watch American Idol in the past? I was new to Nashville and American Idol was finding huge country stars and I remember thinking, “Well, dang, maybe I may need to go down there and try out.” I think the only way you didn’t watch American Idol when it came out is that you were living in a cave. ABC is calling the new season of American Idol season one instead of season 16, choosing not to maintain continuity with the series’ run on Fox. The network has announced the premiere date for the revival: Sunday, March 11.
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) November 6, 2017