Luke Bryan Reportedly in the Mix for ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Panel

Luke Bryan just might be on his way to earning a golden ticket to Hollywood.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Georgia native is in talks with ABC to join the new American Idol judging panel. Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Charlie Puth are the latest names being thrown into the mix to join Katy Perry on the show’s re-boot on ABC.

The network declined to comment, however, sources claim that all three names are in the mix, but that negotiations have yet to begin with any of them. Auditions are set to begin August 17 in Florida, so the producers are on a pretty tight timeline when it comes to locking down the remaining judges.

Just last week, the show confirmed that longtime host Ryan Seacrest will return to host after negotiations that lasted nearly three months.

American Idol is set to debut in early 2018 on ABC.