Luke Bryan scored the 19th No. 1 single of his career as “Light It Up” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.
“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.”
Over the last decade, Luke has kept an “active” schedule, releasing an album every two years since 2007 and headlining tours from 2013-2017.
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