Luke Bryan Invited Lionel Richie Onstage And It Was Pretty Epic
Country music star Luke Bryan recently performed at the annual Crash My Playa concert with a special guest, fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie. After seven consecutive sold-out events, Bryan just completed his weekend-long music extravaganza in Cancun, Mexico.
Luke Bryan Performed Onstage With Lionel Richie
Bryan reunited with Richie as the R&B legend was invited to perform a string of hit songs. The duo played six consecutive songs on stage. Bryan calls his duet with Richie one of his “favorite stage moments.”
“Crash My Playa! I want to thank you guys so much for year number eight. This is our eighth year and you guys make it so special,” Bryan said. “Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the stage, one of music’s biggest icons that have ever lived. One of the greatest human beings ever, that’s ever lived and one of my best friends in the world. Give it up for Lionel Richie!”
The duo went on to perform many hits, including The Commodores’ “Easy (Like Sunday Morning),” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” “Brick House,” and Richie’s classics “Dancing On The Ceiling,” “All Night Long (All Night),” and “Stuck On You.” They were backed by Bryan’s touring band.
The Idol judges danced with each other and made fans laugh with their antics and onstage banter throughout their joint set. Crash My Playa took place at the AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning Moon Palace in Cancun. Dustin Lynch, Dylan Scott, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Ashley McBryde, Brian Kelley, and Kendell Marvel were among the headliners.
Luke Bryan Apologizes To Dustin Lynch For Crash My Playa Intro
Bryan issued an apology to Lynch for his controversial introduction of the “Cowboys and Angels,” singer during Crash My Playa. Bryan’s introduction to the singer included absurd remarks that he meant to be sarcastic in nature. Some fans didn’t take too kindly to the remarks however, and slammed Bryan online for his “offhanded introduction.”
“The longest-standing representative of Crash My Playa. No one has drank more liquor, no one has vomited more, no one has taken more drugs, no one has taken more IVs, no one has passed more STD tests than this next gentlemen right here,” Bryan said. “He has got a clean bill, he does not have diseases, give it up for Dustin Lynch.”
On Wednesday evening, Bryan took to his Instagram stories while in a “flooded cornfield, doing a little duck hunting,” to send a message to Lynch and anybody who may have been upset by his words about his introduction.
“Dustin Lynch is one of my dearest friends on the planet,” Bryan said. “I figured everybody would take it as sarcasm. Obviously some people didn’t. I spoke to Dustin. I love him. He and I are all good and I apologize to anybody that doesn’t understand my humor and sarcasm.”