Everything We Know About Luke Bryan’s New Album, ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’
On Jan. 16, Luke Bryan made a very special announcement to his fans via Facebook Live, offering up a few more details about his next project and even sharing a live version of the project's track, "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here."
It's shaping up to be an eventful summer for the country superstar. Not only did Bryan reveal the album's late April release date, but he announced that there's a tour in the works, which will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 28. The tour will feature openers Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Caylee Hammack -- and the singer says there might just be more surprised to come.
"We're still gonna be announcing some cities and special surprising, we'll be adding even more -- potentially even some other people on the shows, too," Bryan said in his Facebook Live event of the upcoming tour. While much of the project remains a mystery, read on to learn everything we know so far about Bryan's next project.
The title of Bryan's seventh studio album will be Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. The album also lends its name to a new song, which Bryan debuted live over Facebook Live.
The Release Date
Bryan's new album was scheduled for release on April 24, 2020. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he's delaying the record until Aug. 7.
The Record Label
Bryan will release Born Here, Live Here, Die Here via Capitol Records.
There's no word yet on who produced Bryan's next record. Stay tuned!
The Album Cover
Bryan's Born Here, Live Here, Die Here album cover features Bryan, seated backwards on a chair in a warehouse-style setting. His name and the album's title are featured beside him in shades of white, gray and blue.
The country superstar released "Knockin' Boots" as the surprise first single off of his then-unannounced new project in March of 2019. At the time Bryan said he was in the studio working on new music, but didn't reveal any plans for a full album.
Since dropping "Knockin' Boots," Bryan has continued to intermittently share new music. He released the sultry "What She Wants Tonight" in October of 2019, after beginning to hint at more information surrounding his next body of music.
At the time, Bryan explained that he expected his next album to be shorter than usual, and also related that he was incorporating traditional elements into his next batch of songs. At the very least, Bryan's track list, released on Feb. 14, confirms that the latter is true: Born Here, Live Here, Die Here features only 10 songs.
Bryan's mid-January album announcement also included a live performance of the project's title track, "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here," which Bryan said "feels like the perfect song to describe small-town hometown life." "Ride the same roads / Work the same dirt / Go to the same church and drink the same beer / Born here, live here, die here," he sings in the anthemic chorus of the song, which he officially released on Feb. 14.
Luke Bryan, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here Track List:
1. "Knockin’ Boots" (Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite, Gordie Sampson)
2. "What She Wants Tonight" (Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite)
3. "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here" (Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson)
4. "One Margarita" (Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson)
5. "Too Drunk to Drive" (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney)
6. "Build Me a Daddy" (Jake Mitchell, Josh Thompson, Brett Tyler)
7. "Little Less Broken" (Michael Carter, Lindsay Rimes, Matt Rogers)
8. "For a Boat" (Randy Montana, Josh Thompson, Mike Walker)
9. "Where Are We Goin’" (Luke Bryan, Brent Cobb)
10. "Down to One" (Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach, Kyle Fishman)
Bryan's album announcement also included exciting tour news. The singer will hit the road for his Proud to Be Right Here Tour in the summer of 2020, kicking things off in Cincinnati on May 28.
"'Proud to be right here' is a phrase from my new album's title track, 'Born Here, Live Here, Die Here'," Bryan says in a press release. "From the moment I first heard it, I loved that this song related so closely to how I grew up and how I still have so many ties to my hometown."
For the tour, he's bringing out an exciting roster of supporting acts, including an influx of what Bryan describes as "girl power coming out," with Runaway June and Caylee Hammack. For direct support, the singer is tapping Morgan Wallen to join him on tour.
"I hope my liver can handle it," Bryan joked. "Morgan Wallen has one of my favorite voices I've heard in a long, long time. He was out with me two years ago, and we had a great time then."
Bryan's summer Proud to Be Right Here Tour will last through the fall, wrapping with three California dates in mid-October.
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