Luke Bryan scores his 20th career Number One single this week as “Most People Are Good” hits the top spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts. This is Luke’s 12th straight Billboard chart-topper, the longest current streak among all artists. “Most People Are Good” is the second consecutive Number One from Luke’s What Makes You Country album.
Luke said, “I think that ‘Most People Are Good’ might be one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded. I think it’s a song that truly helps people believe in people again. We seem to get reminded every day of all the negativity of what humans are, and truly it’s only .001 percent of people causing all the negativity. I mean, I truly believe that. This song preaches the innocence of children, the beauty of mothers, the beauty of relationships, the beauty of what life truly could be and should be and really is. I think that most people lay their heads down at night and try to be better and try to be good to other people. And this song captures those emotions perfectly.”
The magnitude of the feat of having 20 Number One hits under his belt is not lost on Luke, who tells us he appreciates each and every one. “When I moved to town and you dream of one No. 1, and here I am knocking on the door of 20 and I look back . . . and I’m just out there doing what I do, having fun, and every now and then somebody walks up and goes, ‘Hey, you know you’re about to have your 20th No. 1,’ and I’m like, it really puts things into perspective. And then when you hear about artists you idolized as a kid, some of your numbers are where their numbers are and stuff like that, it’s really, really freaky. You know, I tried to really relish every time you have a song at the top of the charts, ‘cause I tell people whether you write ‘em, you find ‘em, it’s still a series of miracles having a No. 1 song. The fact that I’ve had 20 of all those miracles is pretty special.”
Luke has just returned from his first-ever concerts in Hawaii and Australia, where he performed sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney and played the CMC Rocks Festival.