If it's spring break, it's time for Bryan party music
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
– As sure as it's almost spring, it's time for a Luke Bryan release dedicated to partying of spring break.
Bryan will release a full-fledged disc, "Spring Break....Here to Party," on March 5. The disc will contain many of the songs released on his previous EP's plus two new original songs.
In promotion for the soon to be released record, Bryan will take a short break from his headline tour, "Dirt Road Diaries Tour," to once again play concerts at Spinnaker's Beach Club in Panama City, Fla. on March 12-14. Last year, more than 40,000 fans flocked to the beach each day last year to see Bryan perform. Spring breaking fans can also enjoy a "Dirt Road Diaries Tour" show the following day on March 14 at the Amphitheatre at the Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.
Songs on the disc are:
1. Suntan City
2. Just A Sip
4. If You Ain't Here To Party
5. Little Bit Later On
6. In Love With The Girl
7. Shore Thing
8. Sorority Girl
9. Shake The Sand
10. Love In A College Town
11. Wild Weekend
12. Cold Beer Drinker
13. Spring Break-Up
14. Take My Drunk A** Home
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