Luke Bryan wrapped his seventh and final year of two-day Spring Break concerts at the Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Florida on Thursday. Record breaking crowds swelled the beach area east and west of the club’s overflow and also bled to the Gulf water’s edge. Local officials estimated over 200,000 fans gathered each day.
The spring break albums and concerts began in 2009 as a way to get new music out to Luke’s fans between studio releases. This year’s release, Spring Break…Checkin’ Out, is available in record stores, as well as digitally, now and contains five new songs all co-written by Luke plus all six songs from last year’s EP. Luke’s collection of all six previous Spring Break releases combined have over 1.1 million sales to date.
Today’s Jenna Bush was on hand to cover the final event with a story airing this coming Monday, March 16. CMT’s HOT 20 show was also on tap with Katie Cook. Fans can tune-in to watch the fun on CMT on March 21 & 22.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums, and has been named Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. In 2014, he achieved the best touring year of his career with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts.
In the past two-weeks Luke played his first-ever shows in Europe and on May 22 the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a summer exhibit “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary. On May 8, Luke will kick-off his new “Kick The Dust Up Tour.”
Luke is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and will co-host the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton for a third consecutive year on April 19, 2015.
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