Concert Reports


Luke Bryan

07/26/2018, California Mid State Fair, Paso Robles

Country Girls were shaking it all night long as Country Superstar Luke Bryan performed to a Sold Out Crowd at the California Mid State Fair ! The concert was part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series at the Chumash Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center



All Photos: Ray Soto


Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 18 singles in the No. 1 spot, sold 12 million albums, 40 million tracks and accrued back-to-back double-platinum albums, earning the title of Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards two years in a row. His now Platinum selling album Kill the Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and top Country Albums Charts, going on to become the best-selling country album of 2015. Luke later made Billboard chart history as Kill The Lights became the first album in 27 years to place six singles at No. 1.


What makes you country is what makes Luke Bryan’s latest album so country. So he’s named it What Makes You Country, it was released in Dec. of last year. Bryan teamed up with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters, and he said that that’s one of the best perks of his job. “My favorite part of making a new album is getting to collaborate with the songwriting community in this town. It is important to me to continue to push myself to grow on all levels and I feel like we did that on this project,” Bryan said. He co-wrote the title track with Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley.

“Making and performing music never gets old and I can honestly say I am having the time of my life. I will be forever grateful to every fan who sings along each night,” he added.



The album is Bryan's sixth studio album and his first since Kill the Lights in 2015. The first single from What Makes You Country, "Light It Up," has been followed up with the singles “Most People Are Good,” & the just released “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”



Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years, and the Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. Luke has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 40 million tracks and 12 million albums with three Billion music streams and he was the most-streamed country artist from 2012 to 2016. Luke has placed 20 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. performing for 1.5 Million fans in 2017 alone.

Luke’s “What Makes You Country Tour,” named the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Top Country Tour, will run through the end of October with 40+ concerts and boasting 13 stadiums shows. This summer Luke is set to open Nashville’s only six-floor entertainment facility in the heart of Music City, LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK. In 2019 Luke, along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, will return to the judges table for a second season on ABC’s American Idol.



The ‘sky is the limit’ for four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan as he becomes the first country music artist to headline Dodger Stadium when he brings his “What Makes You Country Tour XL Stadium Sized” to Los Angeles this Saturday, July 28. Luke has previously played many LA venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, The Forum, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and Glen Helen Amphitheater. This past weekend Luke played for 40,000 fans in Minneapolis’ Target Field where he debuted his new video for “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset.”


In Los Angeles, Luke is teaming up with The Night Sky to offer a unique and personal keepsake from the Dodger Stadium show. Fans attending the concert can text to receive an exclusive digital poster of the night sky over the stadium. Every fan that texts will receive a digital Night Sky poster that is co-branded with the tour date + The Night Sky. The image can be saved and posted to their socials and kept as a personal memento and each fan that participates will be automatically entered to receive a seat upgrade at the Dodger Stadium concert.


Visit or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook


The 2018 California Mid-State Fair runs July 18-29 and this year’s theme is “Ole, It’s Fiesta Time!” Connect with the California Mid-State Fair on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.


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