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Luke Bryan has announced the final lineup of talent for his annual concert vacation in Mexico, “Crash My Playa.” The event will take place January 19 – 22, 2023, at the Moon Palace Cancún, featuring four nights of country music on a private stretch of white sand beach.

New to the final round-up of talent are Chayce Beckham and Alana Springsteen. They will join headliners Luke (2 nights), Chris Stapleton, and Cole Swindell, as well as previously announced artists Ashley McBryde, Brian Kelley, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Dylan Scott, and DJ Rock. Kendell Marvel will return with his special “Honky Tonk Experience” late-night performance. American Idol judge Lionel Richie will make his debut appearance at the event as a guest performer during Luke’s final show of the weekend. Dustin Lynch will also host a very special all-day edition of his infamous pool party.

Bryan told us about this year’s lineup, “It’s amazing to have [Chris] Stapleton join the Crash My Playa family, but then I’ve got my buddy Lionel Richie. He’s gonna come down. To stand up there at Crash My Playa and perform ‘All Night Long’ with Lionel Richie is gonna be one of the highlights of my career.”

Luke posted the new lineup to Instagram, writing, “The beach is calling! (palm tree emoji) See y’all at @crashmyplaya. Limited packages remain”

Several fans responded, many of them wishing they could be there this year. One fan wrote, “Your voice gives me good chills!” Another fan commented, “Wish we were here to see Lionel.” One more fan said, “Yeah, u can find the package prices; they are pretty expensive, but honestly, I think it would most definitely be worth it.”


Bryan recently scored his 30th number-one song and celebrated with a big party in Nashville. He said of the milestone, “30 #1 songs at country radio is really crazy to hear. I’m blessed to have this career, and I can’t thank everyone involved enough for supporting my dreams. ‘Hey, hey, USA! We ain’t seen our better days’ is a come-together moment. I couldn’t have hand-picked a better 30th.”

Country Music's Top Five Bromances Over The Years

  • 5 - Darius Rucker and Lady A's Charles Kelley

    Darius makes friends with many people in the entertainment industry. He once told us while we were discussing his friendship with the Duck Dynasty reality show guys that when he likes someone and their work, he reaches out to start a friendship whenever he can. Darius and Charles have been buddies since Rucker started touring with Lady A toward the beginning of his country music career back in 2011 on Lady A’s “Own The Night” tour.

  • 4 - Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett

    These guys have been buddies for a while now and live close to each other in the Nashville area. Once while Thomas was waiting in a grocery store line and realized he didn’t have any money, Dierks happened to be behind him in line and loaned him the cash for his purchase. Rhett also had some fun playing part of Bentley’s parody band Hot Country Knights.

  • 3 - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

    Kenny and Tim’s friendship goes way back to when the guys first came to Nashville in the early 1990s. The guys have retained their 30-year friendship over the years and even did a duet together called “Like A Rock Star” in 2012.

  • 2 - Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton

    These two superstars recently made another Top 5 list for getting mistaken for each other at times when out in public. Blake and Luke trade fun jabs and even hosted the ACM Awards in 2013. Despite people occasionally saying they don’t like each other, they are good friends.

  • 1 - Kane Brown and Chris Young

    Kane and Chris have been friends since Brown was first signed to Young’s RCA label in 2105. While they supported each other from that fateful day, it wasn’t until Young’s “Famous Friends” duet with Kane in 2021 became such a big hit and award nominee that their friendship became well-known.