Luke Bryan Releases Patriotic Song ‘Country On’ in Time for Fourth of July

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American Idol judge Luke Bryan has released a new song called “Country On” just in time for Fourth of July weekend. The track features patriotic lyrics, performed in Bryan’s classic country style. The singer also recently gave an update on his next album.


Luke Bryan Releases New Song ‘Country On’

“It’s obviously got a little bit of patriotism in it. It’s got a lot of country pride in it,” Bryan told Taste of Country about the song. “The hard-working men and women out there, across the United States, I think it speaks to them really well.”

In the song, he shouts out everyone from farm workers to bartenders, as well as firemen and soldiers, with a special verse for musicians. In the chorus of the track, he sings, “I say, hey, hey, USA / We ain’t seen our better days / Hell naw, hey y’all / Country on.”

The song was co-written by Mitch Oglesby, David Frasier, Styles Haury, and Mark Nesler. It also features prominent vocals from Sarah Buxton, who has sung backing vocals for Bryan before. Fans are loving the song, with one YouTuber saying it reminds them of Bryan’s early music.


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Bryan Says He’s Halfway Done with His Next Album

In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s The Highway, Bryan called this new song “the first installment of a project I’m working on.” He said he has about half of the project done, adding that he hopes to spend “a couple more months” working on more songs before releasing a full album.

“I love what the song says,” Bryan said of the new track. “I love that it uplifts the hardworking American people out there, and it brings a lot of unity. This song just has feel-good vibes all the way around it, and I’m just honored to have it out.”


Bryan is about to embark on his Raised Up Right Tour, featuring Riley Green, Mitchell Tenpenny, and DJ Rock. His last new album, Born Here Live Here Die Here, was released in 2020, so fans have plenty to celebrate as Bryan gears up for a new era.

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