As this decade comes to a close, Country Aircheck has named country music star Luke Bryan as the Most-Heard Artist of the Decade! The Georgia native will also be the subject of Aircheck’s The Interview feature in the year-end print issue.
Luke told Aircheck he still sees so much more ahead to do and is energized for the future. “I love being the guy a lot of people count on. I don’t wake up with anxiety about it. I wake up going, all right, let’s get after it and show the world what we’re going to do this year or this week.”
Additional decade honors include Luke being named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM’s Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party as presented to him during a recent Grand Ole Opry appearance. The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors to be considered are, but are not limited to, the success at radio of singles released from album, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.
Over the last ten years, Bryan has earned 22 No. 1 hit songs including his breakthrough hit ““Country Girl Shake It For Me” which was included in Billboard Magazine’s “100 Songs that Defined a Decade” list. Other #1 hits include “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday,” “Play It Again” and poignant songs like “Fast,” “Drink A Beer” and “Most People Are Good,” which Music Row named Song of the Year in 2018.
Luke has performed for nearly 12 million fans in the last ten years with ten Farm Tours, seven headline tours, six years of Spring Break shows, and six Crash My Playa concert events. He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.