Luke Bryan Takes It ‘Southern And Slow’
Luke Bryan released a new song, “Southern and Slow,” today (8/11) across all digital platforms. “Southern and Slow,” will be released on his forthcoming album.
Luke said of the new tune, “‘Southern and Slow’ reflects on simple times. Those picture-perfect moments like the sun setting behind a water tower, honey dripping off a spoon, well, it doesn’t get much countrier than that.”
He added, “Let’s slow it down southern style because this life seems to be moving faster than ever.”
Bryan’s current radio single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” the follow-up single to his 30th career #1, “Country On,” is currenty moving North on the country charts this week.
Earlier this week, Luke announced the final dates of his record-breaking Las Vegas headlining engagement at Resorts World Theatre, and tomorrow night (8/12), he brings his “Country On Tour” back home to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Bryan is featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of People magazine. In the cover story, he talks about the beginning of his career when he moved to Nashville at age 25. He’d initially planned to make the move a few years earlier but stayed with his family in Georgia after his brother Chris died in a car accident at age 30.
Bryan said it was a good thing to start in Nashville older. He noted that when he was younger, he wouldn’t have really known who he was as an artist. Luke admitted, “Back then, I was just singing other people’s songs and trying to figure out what I want to be.” He now knows that the “main thing” is to do your best and “tell your story in the most authentic and relatable way.”
Bryan added, “I can’t go back and question any of the stars or fate at how it all shaped out. I look back, and I’m proud of my climb to get here.”
He also told the publication that for most of his career, he was trying to prove himself and that his success is “liberating and gratifying to just go, ‘I am what I am.'” Luke said he earned his rise to the top the “old-fashioned way: working my butt off.”