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Luke Bryan's 'What Makes You Country' Reaches No. 1
Luke Bryan's latest album, What Makes You Country, is already on top, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. The album dropped Dec. 8 and marks Bryan's fourth album to hit No. 1, joining 2015's Kill The Lights, and both of his 2013 releases — Crash My Party and Spring Break … Here To Party — in the honor.
In all, four country albums have topped the Billboard 200 in 2017: Kenny Chesney's Live In No Shoes Nation, Shania Twain's Now and Thomas Rhett's Life Changes. This yearly total is the most for the genre since 2014 when five artists, including Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line made it to No. 1, according to Billboard.
Bryan's chart success was fueled by the hit radio single "Light It Up," which was released on Aug. 23 ahead of What Makes You Country. It also earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart.
Following his four January 2018 Crash My Playa concert vacation shows in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Bryan will launch his What Makes You Country Tour on Feb. 16 in Springfield, Mo. That will take him through North America and Australia, wrapping July 22 in Twin Lakes, Wis.