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Bryan eyes "Tailgates and Tanlines"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – Luke Bryan is putting the finishing touches on his third album, "Tailgates & Tanlines," due in stores August 9.

The new album contains 8 songs co-penned by Bryan, including his current Top 15 hit single Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," co-written with Dallas Davidson and co-produced by Mark Bright and Jeff Stevens. The song is thet fastest rising single of his career, debuting as the number one country digital single with sales of nearly 106,000 its first week.

The CD is the follow up to Bryan's Gold-certified album "Doin' My Thing," which produced three back-to-back, co-penned number one songs - Do I, Rain Is A Good Thing and Someone Else Calling You Baby.

"Tailgates & Tanlines" songs are:

1. Country Girl (Shake It For Me)- Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson

2. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye- Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Shane McAnally

3. Drunk On You- Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear

4. Too Damn Young- Arlis Albritton, Casey Kessel

5. Don't Want This Night To End- Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip

6. You Don't Know Jack - Erin Enderlin, Shane McAnally

7. Harvest Time - Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson

8. I Know You're Gonna Be There - Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley

9. Muckalee Creek- Luke Bryan, Patrick Jason Matthews

10. Tailgate Blues- Brent Cobb, Neil Medley

11. Been There, Done That- Luke Bryan, Rachel Thibodeau

12. Faded Away- Luke Bryan, Michael Carter

13. I Knew You That Way- Jay Clementi, Radney Foster

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