Luke Bryan Discusses His Approach to Song Writing, Wanting Fans to Have Fun at His Shows, and More
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.18.2014
Bryan speaks during BMA rehearsals...
Billboard recently interviewed Luke Bryan during rehearsals for tonight's Billboard Music Awards show. Below are some highlights and a video clip of the interview:
Bryan on the success of "Play It Again": "The fact that ‘Play It Again' has been rocking and at the top of the charts is pretty special. From the time the album came out — ‘Crash My Party' — a lot of the fans were really talking about it, and it was always something that we felt had to be a single, just by all the chatter on all the socials and people loving it," he said.
Bryan on his approach to writing his Spring Break EP series: "We always record our ‘Spring Break' albums like the weekend of February. We kind of have our holiday time, and after New Year's we start writing. We've put some ballads on ‘Spring Break' so it's not always about shotguns and beers the whole time. We want to write eight or 10 songs for it, pick the best five or six and make a fun album."
Bryan on wanting his fans to have fun at his live shows: "When I was 16 or 17 years old playing bars, I wanted everyone in those bars having a great time, so I wouldn't play 10 ballads in a row. That's the formula I always thought would work for me. I want people to know that the Luke Bryan brand is to come to the show and have a great night with your friends and party a little bit."