Luke Bryan Extends His ‘Party’ With ‘I See You’
Luke Bryan isn’t ready to stop the party just yet. A year and a half after the release of Crash My Party, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year has notched his sixth chart-topper from that album, with “I See You” climbing to Number One on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
“I See You” doubles as the only song on the double-platinum Crash My Party to feature Bryan’s byline. A songwriter who kicked off his career penning hits for artists like Billy Currington, Bryan has co-written more than a few of his own singles, including “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “Rain Is a Good Thing” and the Top 5 song that launched his career, 2007′s “All My Friends Say.” While Crash My Party largely relies on material written by Music Row heavy-hitters like Rodney Clawson, Shane McAnally and Ashley Gorley, Bryan’s next release — an EP that’ll hit stores next month, serving as the final installment of his long-running Spring Break series — swings the pendulum back in the singer’s direction, with all tracks co-written by Bryan.
With “I See You” currently sitting at the top of country music’s two biggest charts, Crash My Party has now racked up a whopping six Number One singles. That’s not quite enough to break any records, though, as two of the album’s hits — “Roller Coaster” and the title track — have only topped the Country Airplay chart, whose rankings are based on a combination of weekly sales and radio airplay. Meanwhile, the Hot Country Songs chart was recently updated to include digital streams and online sales, making it a more accurate representation of a song’s popularity.
With four of Crash My Party‘s singles topping the Hot Country Songs chart, the album still trails Brad Paisley’s 5th Gear and Rodney Crowell’s Diamonds & Dirt, both of which set all-time records by producing five Number One singles for the chart.