Luke Bryan opens his heart and turns his eyes to the sky for his next radio release, set to make “Up” the sixth single from his Born Here Live Here Die Here album.
Written by Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips and Bobby Pinson the track is a quiet and contemplative country ballad, with Bryan taking a long look at the bigger picture of small-town life. He’ll send it to country radio as his next official single on October 11, and although the track isn’t new to fans (it’s been out with the album since last summer), it does mark a noteworthy feat.
It’s rare for an artist to go six singles deep on an album. But Bryan must appreciates the old wisdom of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Each of the previous five radio releases off Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here have hit Number One, including “Waves,” “Down To One,” “One Margarita,” “Knockin’ Boots” and “What She Wants Tonight.” So why not try for one more? And besides, Bryan says the soulful slow-roller is is one of his favorites.
“‘Up’ is a song that just checks all the boxes for a country song to me,” Bryan explains. “It talks about what I love and what’s dear to me. About my home and my faith. Add to that the fact that the songwriters used just a simple word as ‘up,’ to create so many images is pretty special.”
In other news, Luke Bryan just finished up his 2021 Farm Tour, and will continue on with his Proud to Be Right Here Tour through October. In January of 2022 he’ll once again host Crash My Playa in Mexico, and in February, his first Las Vegas residency begins.