It's amazing how slowly the wheels turn in the country music business. It's equally amazing how quickly a star can rise once the wheels are in motion. When you start seeing someone's name constantly in the media and hearing it on the airwaves every time you turn on your radio, it's already happening. Seems like it's happening for Luke Bryan right now.

 Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines soared to the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart this week and landed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, according to CMT Daily Roundup. While the whole world seems to be getting hip to Luke’s country lifestyle, the singer is simply being himself and singing about what he knows.  Luke said, “I mean so many times in college, you know we had big field parties, and everybody—and then behind my fraternity house in college, we would lay the tailgate down and just party in the backyard with our trucks—lot of smiles kinda come up on your face when you start talking memories of trucks and stuff.” The album sold over 145-thousand copies in its first week, edging out Eric Church’s Chief to become the second highest debut for a country album this year behind Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music.

 “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” has sold more than one-million downloads and is his best-selling single to date.

You can hear Luke Bryan every day on KIXS 108.