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Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country singer and songwriter who served as a judge from Season 16 onwards of American Idol.

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He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington before signing with Capitol Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, in 2007. Bryan's first nine albums have included 23 number-one hits. Bryan often co-writes with Jeff Stevens.

In 2013, Bryan received the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards "Entertainer of the Year" award. In 2019, Bryan's 2013 album Crash My Party received the first Album of the Decade award from the Academy of Country Music. He has sold over seven million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. Luke Bryan was announced as the artist with the seventh most album sales of all of the decade from 2010 to 2019.


  • He is the only member of the Season 16 through 19 judging panel to not be a guest judge in American Idol prior.



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