Georgia native Luke Bryan will be performing at Stages in Hilton Head, S.C., on Nov. 21. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.stageshhi.com or http://stageslukebryan.eventbrite.com/ and at Mellow Mushroom in Hilton Head, S.C.
Bryan also will be performing at Jackson’s (formerly called Legend’s) in Statesboro on Dec. 3. Doors will open at 9 p.m. and showtime is at 11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased at Jackson’s located at 3787 Old Register Rd.
Even before Capitol Records Nashville released his debut single, “All My Friends Say,” to radio in early 2007, Bryan was already earning significant media attention, including being named one of Billboard magazine’s new faces to watch in 2007.
He was the only country music performer selected for the honor. Bryan was also included in Country Weekly’s “Who’s Hot in 2007” feature and the single was chosen as an iTunes “Discovery Download” of the week.
He made his debut on the world famous Grand Ole Opry early last year which Bryan said was “truly a dream come true.”
Described as a talented triple threat vocalist, songwriter and musician – Bryan, who moved to Nashville in 2001 quickly, landed a publishing deal with top independent publisher Murrah Music. There, Bryan found his voice as a writer by sticking close to the life experiences he knows best, as evidenced on such album cuts as “Country Man” and his signature song, “We Rode In Trucks,” a favorite among his Georgia fans.
He not only wrote songs for himself but he also had songs cut by other artists like fellow Georgian Travis Tritt and he wrote the three-week No. 1 song “Good Directions” for Rincon native Billy Currington.
“I’ll Stay Me” — Bryan’s debut album, released last summer — is a fresh and contemporary-sounding album that’s just country enough to represent Bryan’s rural Georgia upbringing, but rocking enough to reflect the years he spent honing his live chops at bars and fraternity houses in his home state, where he is already a bona fide star.
Bryan has opened shows for country superstars Kenny Chesney, Brooks and Dunn, Sugarland and label-mate Dierks Bentley to name a few.
“I don’t consider one thing I’ve done since I’ve been in Nashville work,” Bryan said.
“I still get shocked all the time when I meet random people and they say, ‘You’re Luke Bryan.’ That’s still pretty neat,” the singer said of his home state fan base.