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Luke Bryan’s Waves is a two-week #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, followed by ACC.
“Waves is a song about kids falling in love during the summer and just all the images and everything about how beautiful that summer love is and how the emotions just keep coming in waves. Waves is kind of a play on words, and I fell in love with the song the second I heard it.”
This week's top 5 on #CountryAirplay:
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) September 7, 2021
Waves is Luke’s 27th career and 25th Billboard Country Airplay #1.
Waves was written by Chase McGill, Ryan Hurd and Zach Crowell.
It’s the 5th single from Luke’s 7th LP Born Here Live Here Die Here, deluxe edition.
“It’s crazy to know we are five singles deep off the album. The longevity that country radio and my fans have given my career truly means a lot. I have never taken for granted that I get to make my living doing something that makes me so happy. Thank you for this #1 and loving a song about summer love!”
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan) September 6, 2021
“When it comes down to hearing a great song, or writing a great song and then recording it and it becoming a hit, that’s where it all starts for me. That’s where the enjoyment of this business is so fun. Recording someone else’s song is as gratifying as writing your own that’s a hit, too, because at the end of the day, the fans got something great, and that’s what they deserve. They deserve a song that changes their lives and a song that they can incorporate into their lives.”
Luke Bryan was recently on the cover of People magazine.
As the cover story describes, Luke experienced unthinkable tragedies over the past 25 years. In 1996, his older brother, Chris, was killed in a car accident at age 26. In 2007, his older sister, Kelly, 39, died suddenly of natural causes that are still unexplained. Seven years later, her husband, Lee, 46, succumbed to a heart attack, leaving behind three children, including a 12-year-old son that Bryan and his wife, Caroline, have since raised.
“I’ve had so many tragedies in my life. it’s almost like you don’t want to tell the story because you don’t want to feel like you’re out there craving sympathy.”
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