Luke Bryan Surprises Fans with “Country Does” & Announces Deluxe Album
Luke Bryan took to Facebook Live to surprise fans with a forthcoming deluxe album announcement, the release of a brand new song “Country Does” and a tease at a brand new unreleased song, “Waves”.
Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here Deluxe Edition is set to release on April 9th and will include six new songs. During the special Facebook Live, the country superstar played three songs, two new songs that will be on the deluxe edition, “Country Does” and “Waves”, as well as his current single “Down to One”.
Bryan performed a laid-back, unrehearsed, take on the songs with his bass player, James Cook. Explaining that this performance was his first time playing in any capacity in a while, Bryan expressed just how excited he was to be able to play and share new music with his fans.
The original version of Born Here Live Here Die Here is Bryan’s seventh studio album and includes hit songs “Knockin’ Boots”, “One Margarita”, “What She Wants Tonight” and its title track. With the success of the album and as the current single, “Down to One” makes its way up the charts, Bryan felt it was the perfect time to put out this deluxe edition with the songs he was able to write and record with his down-time during the pandemic.
Releasing the first track off the deluxe edition almost immediately, Bryan performs “Country Does” and reveals some details about the song. Written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman, Bryan shares that although he did not write the song, it is simply the story of how he was brought up, his family, and his small-town way of life. He said that the first time he heard it, he knew it was something he had to go in and record.
“Country did as country does / Long as the salt gets licked, and the corn grows thick and the sun comes up / Country is as country was / And ‘round here the good old days ain’t far away, ‘cause you can’t change us / Proud of your family, proud of your name / Proud of the mud running through your veins / They say nothing don’t ever stay the way it was / Country Does”
Additionally, although not yet released, Bryan also performed a new track titled “Waves”. The song instantly screams Luke Bryan and was penned by “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” writers, Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, and Chase McGill.
“Waves” will have you feeling like summer is right at your fingertips and wishing it was closer than it is. It’s the story of falling in love on a perfect summer night, as if the universe, the ocean, and the beach had nothing else to do but make this night magical for these two.
“It’s like the sun went down just to frame your face / it’s like they played that song just to see you sway / like that old surf shop had you in mind, with what you got on, making those tan lines / it’s like the ocean knows, we’re laying on this beach tonight / it’s like the sands been waiting for you to come alive”
It’s one of those nights you never want to end. You can’t help but hope that this night and this summer keeps coming over and over like the waves on the beach.
“You were made for summer / just like these stars we’re under were made for lighting this July sky up / blanket down made for me you to tie it up / all night long, over and over / crash into me and pull me closer / kiss by kiss, one after another / don’t let go, baby let this summer / just keep on coming in waves, keep coming in waves”
Deluxe Track List:
- Country Does
- Drink a Little Whiskey Down
- Bill Dance
- Floatin’ This Creek
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