Bryan plans media blitz for "Crash My Party"
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
– Luke Bryan will kick-off album release day for "Crash My Party" on Aug. 13 with an appearance on Chelsea Lately and a special outdoor mini-concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Bryan will close out his week with an appearance on the Today Show on Thursday, Aug. 15 and a "Summer Concert Series" performance for the Today Show on Friday, Aug. 16.
Bryan will make a guest appearance on GAC's Top 20 show beginning Aug. 9 and "Daily Countdown" beginning Aug. 12. The network will also re-air Bryan's 2012 "Farm Tour Special" on Aug. 12 and 13.
CMT will premiere a Bryan "Takeover Weekend" starting on Saturday, Aug. 10. The programming will include video double-shots, exclusive performances and a half-hour "Making Of" special for "Crash My Party."
Bryan will also perform on the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" special that will air on Monday, Aug. 12 on ABC.
Bryan will perform for the iHeartRadio Live series in New York City on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Video from the performance will be available on iHeartRadio.com and on all of Clear Channel's Country radio stations' websites. Later this same evening, Bryan will be the guest of honor at a People Magazine private album release celebration. The following night, Bryan will perform a special album release show at Irving Plaza.
Bryan's fourth studio album, produced by Jeff Stevens, contains the three-week number one title track song Crash My Party, which recently set a Billboard record as the largest 1-week audience since 2005 with 45.5 million listeners and has sold 1 million copies. His latest single from the new project, That's My Kinda Night debuted this week at 21 on the Billboard Country radio chart, and is the highest debuting single of his career.
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