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Luke Bryan hosts America's Opry Weekend Number One Party

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 – Luke Bryan will host the America's Opry Weekend Number One Party radio special Labor Day weekend. The country newcomer will take a break from summer performances across America to spin some of his favorite songs that have hit the top of the charts, including live Opry performances of those tunes by his labelmates Lady Antebellum (I Run To You') and Dierks Bentley (Sideways), plus Brad Paisley (I'm Still A Guy), Taylor Swift (Love Story), Carrie Underwood (Jesus Take The Wheel), and more. Along the way, the hit-maker will also share interviews from some of his country music friends about their number one smashes.

Bryan will also share his own single, Do I, from his "Doin' My Thing" album due Oct. 6. He'll celebrate two classic number ones as well by playing his live Opry covers of Money In the Bank, a number 1 1993 John Anderson smash, and I'd Just Love To Lay You Down, one of Conway Twitty's 40-plus chart-toppers. Good Directions, a 2007 Billy Currington number one co-written by Bryan, is also included.

The special is available to country radio stations across America from Westwood One. America's Opry Weekend presents top artists' performances from the Opry stage each week. The show is serviced by Westwood One and airs on country radio stations across the country and on Armed Forces Radio Network.

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Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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