As reported by Variety, country music superstar Luke Bryan will be a judge on the 16th season of American Idol! The show will air on ABC and debut in March. So far, just Luke and award-winning pop star Katy Perry have been confirmed as judges and Ryan Seacrest will also return as host.
American Idol auditions kicked off in August and a third judge is expected to be announced soon. Musical icon Lionel Richie, who was rumored to be in talks to join the singing competition, appears to no longer be in the running.
The Georgia native’s last three albums debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Album charts. He has released five albums since 2007: I’ll Stay Me, Doin’ My Thing, tailgates & tanlines, Crash My Party, and Kill the Lights.
The rest of Luke Bryan’s year is already jam-packed. In late August, Bryan debuted his new single, “Light It Up,” which serves as the first single off a new album due out later this year. Fans can see Luke performing the single in concert during his Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour through October 28th.
The entertainer’s 2017 Farm Tour begins on Thursday, September 28th in Nebraska. Tickets are currently on sale now with VIP packages available here.
Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017 Schedule
September 28 Lincoln, NE Benes Farm
September 29 Baldwin City, KS Don-Ale Farms
September 30 Boone, IA Ziel Farm
October 5 Fort Wayne, IN Spangler Farms West
October 6 Edinburg, IL Ayers Family Farm
October 7 Centralia, MO Stowers Farm
If you can’t make this year’s Farm Tour— Luke Bryan is set to welcome Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt to sunny Mexico for his fourth-annual Crash My Playa event. Fellow country standouts Shelton and Hunt will each headline one of the nightly concerts on the beach, with Luke Bryan giving fans two headlining performances during the all-inclusive concert vacation set for January 17-20, 2018 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. For more information please visit the official website here.
Needless to say, Luke is going to be incredibly busy over the next few months. Share this major news with other Luke Bryan fans!