Luke Bryan Celebrates at Fan Party and Number One Party
Luke Bryan spent a full day celebrating his fans and Music Row during CMA Fest. His day began hosting a fan club party for his Nuthouse fans where he celebrated their 10th year and performed a private acoustic concert.
Then Luke was the CMA Artist of the Day at Xfinity Fan Fair X on the CMA Close Up Stage. Luke talked about his award-winning “What Makes You Country Tour” with Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell as well as the first season of American Idol with iHeartRadio personality and Idol mentor Bobby Bones. American Idol winner Maddie Poppe also joined the panel and surprised the crowd with a performance.
Luke ended his day with a triple #1 party co-hosted by BMI, ASCAP, and Global Music Rights. Luke celebrated his three recent #1 singles with his co-writers on “Move” (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter and Jay Clementi), “Fast” (Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, and Luke Laird) and “Light It Up” (Luke Bryan and Brad Tursi).
“Hard to believe you can have this much fun chasing a dream,” said Luke during the #1 party. “I’m so lucky to wake up every day and be surrounded by this community of Nashville. This is the stuff memories are made of!”
Just before Luke closed out CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium, he surprised two fans with tickets to the Chevy suite as they answered trivia questions about him. Watch the video below.
Florida Georgia Line Celebrates Number One with Backstreet Boys and Bebe Rexha
With record-shattering #1 “Meant to Be” reigning the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 28th consecutive week and surpassing 1 BILLION global streams, plus brand new single “Simple” already surging into Top 25 at Country radio, global entertainers Florida Georgia Line celebrated at CMA Fest.
Beginning at Billboard’s annual Country Power Players event in Music City last Tuesday (6/5), the unprecedented history-makers were honored with the inaugural Trailblazer Award for their ever-expanding empire of innovative artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors. “Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have built a legacy that extends far beyond country radio, and broken records in the process,” details the Billboard feature. Exceeding 31 million tracks and more than 4.3 million albums sold worldwide, FGL remains the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification for their breakout “Cruise,” while they continue their forward-thinking approach as successful businessmen with four thriving establishments in Nashville, including FGL HOUSE and their multifaceted compound which hosts meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley Trading Post.
Festivities continued Saturday (6/9) with an industry brunch at FGL HOUSE surrounded by family and friends toasting FGL’s colossal feat of four #1 smashes: 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.,” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (feat. Tim McGraw), and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (feat. Backstreet Boys), from PLATINUM-certified DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records 2016), plus their 3X PLATINUM-certified red-hot collaboration with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be.” All songwriters – Busbee, Nate Cyphert, William Wiik Larsen (“H.O.L.Y.”); Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore (“May We All”); Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson (“God, Your Mama, And Me”); and David Garcia, Josh Miller, Rexha (“Meant to Be”) – were also in attendance to be celebrated alongside featured artists Backstreet Boys.
On Sunday night, Florida Georiga Line closed out CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium with special guests Bebe Rexha, Backstreet Boys, and Morgan Wallen.
What a night and what a week here in Nashville! Thanks to everyone who made this week unforgettable! Thanks @floridageorgialine and @cma fest for having us last night. And thanks to everyone who came to my event and there’s so much more coming from me very soon. #soloalbum #backporchbottleservice. Girls daddy’s coming home!