Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American singer and songwriter. Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington and releasing his first spring break album. After signing with Capitol Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I’ll Stay Me, which included the singles “All My Friends Say”, “We Rode in Trucks”, and “Country Man”. The follow-up album Doin’ My Thing included “Do I”, which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the #1 singles “Rain Is a Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby”.
On May 19, 2015, Bryan released his first single from his fifth studio album, Kill the Lights, “Kick the Dust Up”. “Kick the Dust Up” peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart. The album’s second single, “Strip It Down”, was released to country radio on August 4, 2015. The album was released on August 7. Kill the Lights sold 345,000 total copies its first week and beat out Dr. Dre’s Compton to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. “Strip It Down” went number one in October 2015, making fourteen cumulative number ones. The album’s third single, “Home Alone Tonight” released to country radio on November 23, 2015. The song also became his fifteenth number one hit. The album’s fourth single, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” released to country radio on March 14, 2016.