This is the cover for Luke Bryan's fourth album, which debuts Aug. 13. (June 26, 2013)
NASHVILLE -- Luke Bryan, the country music star from Leesburg, is hoping fans will crash his party on Aug. 13.
That's the day when Bryan will release his fourthstudio album, "Crash My Party." Bryan unveiled the title and cover art on his website, lukebryan.com, Tuesday.
In the reveal, Bryan challenged fans to “uncover” tiles that were hiding the album cover image by tweeting the hashtag #CrashMyParty. More than 4,000 tweets were sent within 30 minutes, making #CrashMyParty trend nationwide. "Crash My Party," named after the project’s lead single, is produced by Jeff Stevens, who has produced Bryan’s previous records.
“I decided 'Crash My Party' was perfect for this album because like the song, the album goes beyond the literal meaning of the title,” says Bryan. “The song isn't what you think it is, it is unexpected, and I think in the same way fans will definitely hear some surprises on my new album. It still reflects my sound but you will get to hear a little bit deeper, different side to me musically as well.”
"Crash My Party" is the follow-up to Bryan’s most successful album to date, "tailgates & tanlines," which has now been certified Double Platinum. "Tailgates & tanlines" contains three back-to-back Platinum singles, was the 8th best-selling album of 2012 and has sold 7.2 million tracks. "Crash My Party" also releases on the heels of Bryan’s most successful spring break series album, Spring Break…Here To Party, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is certified Gold.
Bryan’s recent Academy of Country Music Award wins for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Event (“Only Way I Know”) with Eric Church and Jason Aldean, along with his first-time ACM hosting duty with Blake Shelton, are just a few of the career highlights Bryan has enjoyed lately. Additional accolades include multi-Platinum albums sales, back-to-back No. 1 singles and his first #1 album debut. His spring break shows in Panama City Beach, Florida this past March brought in 120,000 fans during the two-day concert event and his performance at the Houston Rodeo was the second largest attendance in the rodeo’s history with 75,000 fans.
Bryan has placed a total of six career singles at No. 1 and was named the No. 1 Artist of 2012 and No. 1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named tailgates & tanlines the No. 2 Country Album and the No. 3 Country Artist Album of 2012 and claimed Luke as the No. 3 Top Country Artist of the Year. Also in 2012, Luke took home 11 music awards, including a record nine wins at the American Country Awards as well as his first American Music Award.