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Luke Bryan Releases New Song ‘But I Got a Beer in My Hand’

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American Idol judge Luke Bryan has released a lighthearted new song called “But I Got a Beer in My Hand.” The track, which is perfect for summer, is about dealing with a breakup not by feeling sad or angry, but by going out and having fun.


Luke Bryan Releases ‘But I Got a Beer in My Hand’

Bryan starts the song off by singing about the aftermath of a breakup, and how he “knows how that country song goes,” adding that he’s “supposed to be heartbroke.” However, the rest of the song flips the script on this trope.

“But I got a beer in my hand, and I got it raised up high / I ain’t got a give in my damn right, I can do this all night,” Bryan sings on the song’s chorus, later adding, “Feelin’ this high wasn’t part of my plan / Wasn’t even gonna try / But I got a beer in my hand.”

According to Taste of Country, Bryan said of the track, “It’s about a guy that obviously, his girl leaves him and he’s expecting to really be down about it. Instead, he goes out, gets a beer in his hand, starts partying and life’s pretty good.”


The upbeat song is sure to be playing at plenty of barbecues and pool parties this summer.

SEE ALSO: LUKE BRYAN REVEALS THAT HE’S RELEASING A ‘FUN SUMMERTIME JAM’

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Bryan Is Going on Tour Next Month

Bryan is gearing up for his Country On Tour to kick off next month. The first show will take place on June 15 in Syracuse, New York. The singer has more dates lined up in cities around the U.S. and Canada through October.


The talent show judge will be joined on the tour by several special guests, including American Idol Season 19 winner Chayce Beckham, who recently released a new single of his own called “Till the Day I Die.” Beckham performed the song on a recent episode of the show.

What do you think of Bryan’s new song “But I Got a Beer in My Hand”? Will you be playing it this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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