Ever since being crowned as the Top New Artist at the 2010 Academy of Country Music awards, Luke Bryan tour dates have been country music's hottest ticket. While Bryan is now riding the success of back-to-back #1 singles, his dream of moving to Nashville was briefly derailed after he suffered the tragedy of losing his older brother in an accident the weekend he was set to move. Instead, Bryan enrolled at Georgia Southern University and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. It was not until 2001 that Bryan finally got his chance for stardom when he moved to the country music capital.
Luke Bryan got his chance when he was spotted by a Capital Records A&R executive at a local honky-tonk, who signed him to a record deal in 2005. The country newcomer released his first album, I'll Stay, in 2007, which featured the hit singles "All My Friends Say" and "We Rode in Trucks." In addition, Bryan is credited with penning Billy Currington's #1 Country hit "Good Directions," also released in 2007. In support of his debut album, Luke Bryan tour dates had him traveling around the nation playing at county fairs and mid-sized venues. It was with the release of his sophomore set, Doin' My Thing, and its onslaught of chart topping singles that brought Bryan to the big leagues. The first single, "Do I," melted the hearts of southern belles all over the country and peaked at #2 in 2009. The next two singles, "Rain is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling you Baby," proved to be even more successful when they each hit #1 on the same survey. As the ACM's top new artist of 2010, country music fans everywhere are demanding Luke Bryan tour dates at a venue near them.
Lucky for fans, Bryan's concert schedule has him touring with Tim McGraw and the Band Perry at various cities throughout the country this Spring and Summer 2011. Don't miss out on catching one of country music's rising stars: use Eventful as your resource for news and updates on Luke Bryan tour dates.
In the last two years, Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square has earned over 25 awards show nominations – including 2 GRAMMY as well as American Music Award and Teen Choice Award nods – and made music history when it was awarded awards from both the ACM and CMA for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in April 2013and is once again nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year” at the 2013 CMA Awards.
Thompson Square’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”has surpassed two million in sales, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for 5 weeks straight, the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and the Most Played Song at Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase). Thompson Square followed that success with the award winning hit, “I Got You,” and critically acclaimed “Glass.” Thompson Square’s star continues to rise in 2013 with the #1 GOLD selling heart-tugger “If I Didn’t Have You” and its current Top 40 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” both from the duo’s current album, JUST FEELS GOOD.
The duo is currently touring with Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour through October 2013.
For more information on Thompson Square, visit: http://www.thompsonsquare.com
Florida Georgia Line:
Guitarists Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley met at Belmont University in Nashville and the rest, as they say, is history. After much crafting and collaborating, the duo released their debut EP, Anything Like Me in late 2010. Performing under the now infamous moniker of Florida Georgia Line, the album was crafted independently and showcased their raw, natural talent. While the album didn't immediately launch them into stardom, their song "Black Tears" was used by Jason Aldean on his 2012 album, Night Train, with writing credit going to Tyler.
Another EP, It'z Just What We Do, which featured the tracks "Cruise" and "Get Your Shine On". These tracks would eventually make it onto their debut full-length album, Here's to the Good Times, which made Florida Georgia Line a household name in country music. The album shot to the top of the Billboard Country Charts and went platinum in both the US and Canada. It also made Kelley and Hubbard sought-after commodities on the country festival circuit.