LUKE BRYAN BRINGS THE BEACH TO HIS FANS WITH AXS TV SPECIAL
“Luke Bryan Spring Break Checkin’ Out” Airs Sunday, April 12
NASHVILLE, TN – (April 6, 2015) – Last month, Luke Bryan performed for 400,000 fans during his two-day concert event in Panama City Beach, Florida. Now he is bringing the beach concert experience to more fans as AXS TV airs “Luke Bryan Spring Break Checkin’ Out” on Sunday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The television special, which includes exclusive interview content and performance footage from this year’s spring break concerts as well as all seven previous years, was filmed by Fly High productions and directed by Michael Monaco.
Luke’s spring break albums and concerts began in 2009 as a way to get new music out to Luke’s fans between studio releases. This year’s release, Spring Break…Checkin’ Out, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 with sales near 89k, making it his second consecutive spring break album to debut at No. 1. Sales of Luke’s combined seven spring break releases now exceeds 1.2 million.
Luke heads into the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards this month as a co-host and with four nominations- Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Song of the Year (“Drink A Beer”) and Vocal Event (“This Is How We Roll”) with Florida Georgia Line. This is his third consecutive year to co-host with Blake Shelton, broadcasting live on April 19 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on the CBS Television Network.
About Luke Bryan
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7 million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums and has been named Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
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