Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington before signing with Capitol Nashville in 2007. He is one of the most successful and awarded country artists of the 2010s and 2020s.
Bryan’s first ten albums – I’ll Stay Me (2007), Doin’ My Thing (2009), Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), Crash My Party (2013), Spring Break…Here to Party (2013), Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (2015), Kill the Lights (2015), Farm Tour… Here’s to the Farmer (2016), What Makes You Country (2017), and Born Here Live Here Die Here (2020) – have included 23 number-one hits. Bryan often co-writes with Jeff Stevens. Since 2018, Bryan has been a judge on American Idol.
In 2013, Bryan was named “Entertainer of the Year” by both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association. In 2019, Bryan’s 2013 album Crash My Party received the first Album of the Decade award from the Academy of Country Music. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 75 million records sold.
On September 18, 2021 the Luke Bryan Farm Tour stopped at the Kubiak family farm in Conway Township between Fowlerville and Webberville and performed for over 20,000 enthusiastic fans, the largest such concert event ever to occur in Livingston County.
Getting to the concert took many concert attendees several hours due to its rural location. Livingston County Sheriff deputies directed traffic through various rural county roads to the concert.
“A view inside the Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert“, Livingston Daily, September 19, 2021.
Jennifer Timar, “Fans Flock to Hayfield for Bryan“, Lansing State Journal, September 21, 2021, previously appearing in Livingston Daily, September 19, 2021.