Luke Bryan showed us what makes him country in 2017

Luke Bryan kicked off the year with an impressive Super Bowl performance of the national anthem. He also logged major miles with the highly successful “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour,” as well as another installment of his immensely popular fall “Farm Tour.” In addition, Luke set the December release date for new album “What Makes You Country,” which features his fast-rising single, “Light It Up.” He’s already announced tour dates in support of the project for early 2018.

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Luke will also be a regular on network television next year when he joins Lionel Richie and Katy Perry at the judges’ table for the much buzzed-about “American Idol” reboot. The singer recently surprised fans when he crashed a real-life wedding not far from where he was filming “American Idol” auditions.

Luke was no stranger to television throughout 2017 either. The husband and father of two invited ABC’s Robin Roberts to his farm for a glimpse into his family life for a prime time special, “Living Every Day with Luke Bryan,” in advance of “The 51st annual CMA Awards.” Earlier in the year, the multi-CMA winner helped co-host the “Today” show live from downtown Nashville during CMA Fest. He also co-hosted this year’s ACM Awards, alongside Dierks Bentley, for the fifth time.

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Luke is now nominated for Male Artist of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Voting begins Nov. 13 at and runs until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.

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