Music: Luke Bryan

Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is a Country Music singer. Bryan got his foot in the door in 2004, co-writing the title track to Travis Tritt's My Honky Tonk History and Billy Currington's 2006 single "Good Directions". From there, Bryan had moderate success with his debut album I'll Stay Me, landing in the top 5 with its debut single "All My Friends Say".

Doin' My Thing was his breakout, producing a number 2 hit in "Do I" (co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum) and his first chart-toppers, "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby". Tailgates & Tanlines, his third disk, brought him to number 4 with "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", followed by three more number 1 hits: "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye". 2013's Crash My Party sent all six of its singles to the top of the country charts, including the oft-reviled "That's My Kind of Night".

Besides his four albums, Luke has released seven digital extended plays with a spring break theme. Bryan is popular with the younger demographic, as many of his songs have a summer-y theme or feel (most notably "Drunk on You").


  • I'll Stay Me (2007)
  • Doin' My Thing (2009)
  • Tailgates & Tanlines (2011)
  • Crash My Party (2013)

Tropes present in Bryan's work:

  • Breakup Song: "Rollar Coaster"
  • Cool Truck: the "big black jacked up truck" with a "diamond plate tailgate" in "That's My Kind Of Night"
  • Dead Sparks: "Do I".
  • Distracted by the Sexy: "I Don't Want this Night to End"
    I don’t know what road we’re on
    Or where we’ve been
    From staring at you girl
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before having any hits of his own, he co-wrote the title track of Travis Tritt's 2004 album My Honky Tonk History and Billy Currington's 2006 single "Good Directions".
  • Early Installment Weirdness: I'll Stay Me and to a slightly lesser extent Doin' My Thing have a more pronounced traditional country influence, as opposed to the more pop-rock influences of his third album and the "bro country" on his fourth.
  • Exhort The Disc Jockey Song: "Play it Again", In-Universe with a radio DJ.
  • Grief Song: "Drink a Beer" has the narrator lamenting a friend's death by sitting on the edge of a pier that they used to fish on together and drinking a beer.
  • Happy Rain: "Rain Is a Good Thing" has it right there in the title.
  • "I Am" Song: "Country Man".
  • Intercourse with You: "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye". It doesn't get blatant until the line "Take off your leavin' dress/Let's do what we do best".
  • Love Is A Drug: "Drunk on You".
    • Mentioned in "Crash My Party".
  • Refrain from Assuming: Subverted. While Billy Currington's version of the song is titled "Good Directions", Luke Bryan's version (a bonus track on his debut album) is titled "Right Back Here to Me".
  • Shout-Out: "That's My Kind of Night"'s mixtape has "a little Conway, a little T-Pain".
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)".
  • Totally Radical: "Country Man" name-drops Hoobastank.
    • "That's My Kind of Night" mentions making it rain.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: "All My Friends Say".