Luke Bryan’s “tailgates & tanlines” Comes to Rhapsody One Week Early

The rising Country star’s upcoming album has a Top 10 and climbing single—and only Rhapsody members can hear the album in its entirety

SEATTLE—August 3, 2011–Luke Bryan’s follow-up single from his GOLD-certified album, Doin’ My Thing already has country girls (and guys) shaking it, but the entire tailgates & tanlines album is streaming only on Rhapsody. The release will go on sale to the general public next Tuesday, August 9.

“I’m very proud of this record, and am excited to give my fans on Rhapsody the chance to hear it early,” said Bryan. “I’ve worked hard to make tailgates & tanlines something my fans will be fired up about and hopefully I’ll gain some new ones along the way.”

The new album contains eight songs co-penned by Bryan, including his current Top 10 hit single, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” The song is the debut single from the album, and is the fastest rising single of his career. It debuted as a #1 country digital single with sales of nearly 106,000 its first week and is fast approaching one million in sales.

tailgates & tanlines is the follow-up to Bryan’s GOLD-certified album Doin’ My Thing, which produced three back-to-back number-one singles: “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.”

“Luke Bryan makes me wish I owned a truck, which is the greatest compliment you can pay a country artist these days,” said Rob Harvilla, senior managing editor, Rhapsody. “His upbeat songs are legitimately infectious, his sad songs are legitimately crushing, and he’s a master at getting you to shake it even if you are not, in fact, a country girl. tailgates & tanlines is a killer summer record, and this exclusive makes it feel like we get an extra week of summer this year. Enjoy.”

Rhapsody’s editorial team has compiled some top-notch Luke Bryan content, including a comprehensive review of tailgates & tanlines and “Best of Luke Bryan” playlist to accompany the leak. More can be found here: http://www.rhapsody.com/#/blog/2011/08/tailgates

Rhapsody members are often privy to music and editorial content that can’t be found anywhere else, and is currently streaming Steven Curtis Chapman’s upcoming release, re:creation in advance of its market release next week: http://www.rhapsody.com/#/blog/2011/08/recreation. In addition to prior leaks from popular artists such as TV on the Radio, Jack Johnson, The Black Eyed Peas and Zac Brown, Rhapsody produces exclusive concerts, videos, playlists, reviews and listening guides. Not yet a member? Rhapsody offers a free trial that includes mobile access, to prospective members. Access to Rhapsody’s member benefits and massive collection of 12-million songs begins at http://www.rhapsody.com/plans.