Photo L-R:Cindy Mabe/ President, UMG Nashville, Luke, Mike Dungan/UMG Nashville’s Chairman & CEO, Kerri Edwards/ KP Entertainment
Photo credit: Alan Poizner
Two-Time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan celebrated seven consecutive #1 singles at the Country Music Hall of Fame today with a party and a performance. Luke along with each song’s writers acoustically performed all of the #1 hits.
At the close of the performances, Mike Dungan, UMG Nashville’s Chairman & CEO, surprised Luke with two sales plaques- one commemorating the seven #1’s have sold over 7 million tracks and over 600 million total combined streams and the second is the official RIAA Platinum certification of Kill The Lights album including 3.5 million tracks sold and over 400 million streams.
Play It Again (Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley)
Roller Coaster (Michael Carter, Cole Swindell)
I See You (Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird)
Kick The Dust Up (Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley)
Strip It Down (Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite)
Home Alone Tonight (Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor)
Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day (Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip)
Luke is currently nominated for two CMA Awards as Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Collaboration with Karen Fairchild for “Home Alone Tonight,” one of the above #1 hits, and also for two American Music Awards as Favorite Male Artist-Country and Favorite Album-Country for Kill The Lights.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has placed 16 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly eight million albums. He has twice been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 (his third to do so) and Top Country Albums charts and closed 2015 with the best-selling country album of the year and the 10th biggest selling album on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Year-End list. In Luke’s stellar 2015 year, he performed for 1.5 million fans in concert, had three albums on the Top 15 Year-End Country Albums list- Kill the Lights (#1), Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (#10) and Crash My Party (#15), was the most streamed artist of 2015, placed six songs in the Year-End Top Country Streaming Tracks list, had his own exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (“Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary”), performed live during halftime at the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving and wrapped 2015 with a live Times Square performance on ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
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