Luke Bryan dreamed of scoring just one No. 1 hit when he moved to Nashville from his hometown in south Georgia. Now, he’s just earned his 20th No. 1 hit with the goodwill anthem, “Most People Are Good.”
That number puts him in the upper echelon of all-time country hit-makers like Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, George Strait and Ronnie Milsap when it comes to putting that many songs at the top of the country charts.
For Luke, it’s just plain strange to be in the same league as those legends.
He says, “When you hear about artists you idolized as a kid, [when] some of your numbers are where their numbers are … it’s really, really freaky. I don’t want it to ever lose the freakiness.”
According to Luke, getting even one No. 1 song involves a lot of divine intervention.
“It’s still a series of miracles having a No. 1 song,” he says. “You’ve got to have somebody do the miracle of writing a No. 1 song, and then you’ve got to go record it right, put it on an album, the label’s got to pick the right one [as a single] and the people [have] got to get it. I mean, it’s so many series of miracles, and the fact that I’ve had 20 of all those miracles is pretty special.”
“Most People Are Good” is the latest hit from Luke’s album, “What Makes You Country,” out now.