Luke Bryan Releases New Album, Tailgates & Tanlines

Luke Bryan released his third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, on Tuesday (Aug. 9) on Capitol Nashville. The project’s first single, “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” was certified gold in June for 500,000 digital downloads. Bryan co-wrote eight of the album’s 12 tracks. Bryan will perform on NBC’s Today on Wednesday (Aug. 10). Other appearances include CMT Insider on Saturday and ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock on Sunday. Bryan will launch CMT on Tour on Sept. 15 in Huntington, W.Va., with guests Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and CMT’s Next Superstar winner Matt Mason.