It’s been two years since Luke Bryan dropped his most recent album, What Makes You Country. If Luke’s past is any indication, expect a new offering from him very soon.
Since releasing his debut album, I’ll Stay Me, in 2007, Luke has never gone more than two calendar years between new albums: Doin’ My Thing (2009), Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), Crash My Party (2013), Kill the Lights (2015) and What Makes You Country (2017).
Luke gave fans the first sample from his upcoming seventh studio album with the release on “Knockin’ Boots” in April. After the tune became his 23rd No. 1 single in September, Luke dropped the upcoming album’s second single, “What She Wants Tonight,” which is currently No. 16 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after five weeks.
Luke sat down with NCD in November to talk about working on his upcoming seventh studio album.
“We had ‘Knockin’ Boots’ out this summer, and now we’ve got ‘What She Wants Tonight’ out, so yeah, I’ve got several things recorded for the new album,” says Luke. “I’m actually going to go in and sing some more stuff on [Nov. 14]. Now I’m kinda in the mentality of ‘write some songs.’ When I get one or two I wanna go in the studio with, I’ll go in. A few years ago, we’d cut 18 songs and put a 15-song album together, but now it’s like, sprinkle songs out there, look at what I’ve got and determine the single. And if we get a couple of big hits in a row, then build the album around that and put the album out. I’m constantly writing and working on stuff.”
With “What She Wants Tonight” following an upward trajectory on the charts, it sounds like Luke’s new album could be released in the next few months.
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