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Bryan announces new disc

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – Luke Bryan announced today he was released his third studio disc, "Tailgates & Tanlines," on Capitol Records Nashville and on Aug. 9.

Bryan made the announcement via Facebook. He performed several new album songs live - Drunk On You and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. He also revealed behind the scenes footage shot during the making of his new video Country Girl (Shake It For Me).

This Jeff Stevens-produced project is the follow up to his Gold-certified album "Doin' My Thing," which had three back-to-back number one singles - Do I, Rain Is A Good Thing and Someone Else Calling You Baby. Bryan also has released several EPs geared to March college-focused tours.

"I'm so excited to be giving my fans new music," said Bryan. "Writing and recording this project has been a blast. I feel like I continue to grow in my artistry, and I hope that feeling never goes away. I think being out there on the road so much and seeing what the fans want make it much clearer for me to know what to give them. I hope they are as excited to hear it as I am to know what they think. 'Tailgates & Tanlines' pretty much sums up a good time, and that is what I go out there every night wanting to accomplish. I want everyone that hears my music to forget about all the other things in their lives that might stress them out and just raise their hands and sing along."

The first single, Country Girl (Shake It For Me), co-written with Dallas Davidson and co-produced by Mark Bright and Stevens, has become a Top 20 hit. The song was his fastest rising single to date and also debuted as a number one country digital single. The digital debut became a career-high for Bryan with 105,498 in U.S. digital single sales in its first week.

Bryan is on tour this summer on Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" tour.

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