Luke Bryan Unleashes New Summer Anthem, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand”

“Your new summer anthem has arrived. This town doesn’t stand a chance with this one,” Luke Bryan wrote of his new single.

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Posted on May 5, 2023

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Luke Bryan puts a twist on heartache with his brand-new single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” which was released on Friday, May 5.

Written by Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem, and Geoff Warburton, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” finds Bryan meshing together the themes that make up beer-drinking songs with the ever-relatable break-up track, creating the perfect summer anthem for 2023. 

Luke Bryan "But I Got A Beer In My Hand" Single Art
Luke Bryan “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” Single Art

Luke Bryan’s “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” Is A Summer Anthem

In the tune, Bryan realizes that he could spend his time dealing with the consequences that come along with a heartbreaking split, but instead of sulking over an ex, he would rather take the pain away by living in the moment, cracking open a can of beer, and having a good time with friends. 

I should be in my recliner, whiskey typin’ up one-liners / Cryin’, trying to get you back,” the five-time Entertainer of the Year sings in part of the first verse before hitting the chorus with: “But I got a beer in my hand, and I got it raised up high / I ain’t got a give in my damn right, I can do this all night / Country done came to town, this town don’t stand a chance / I’ll holler at the ladies, dancin’ like crazy, new Luccheses, fresh up out the deer stand / Feelin’ this high, wasn’t part of my plan / Wasn’t even gonna try / But I got a beer in my hand.”

Sonically, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” proves Bryan’s longevity of pleasing giant crowds inside large arenas and big stadiums as it features a boot-stomping melody, driving bass line and a sing-along chorus for the ultimate at-capacity party. 

Listen To Luke Bryan’s New Song “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” Below

The country music superstar’s latest track, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” is set to hit radio waves on May 15.  

Bryan’s newly released single comes on the heels of his latest No. 1 hit and 30th career chart-topper, “Country On.”

Produced by Jeff Stevens and co-produced by Jody Stevens, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” gives fans a taste of what they can expect from his highly anticipated forthcoming album. At this point, the American Idol judge has not announced a title or a release date for that album. 

To Perform The New Song During The Season 21 Finale Of American Idol

Additionally, fans can look for a live TV debut of “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” on an upcoming edition of American Idol. Bryan will take the stage on the reality TV competition series Sunday, (May 21) as part of the season finale. 

“I knew I wanted a fun uptempo song everyone could enjoy this summer,” Bryan shares of the song in a press release. “I can’t wait to start doing it live. It’s gonna be a blast.”

Folks can tune into the live coast-to-coast, three-hour season finale of American Idol Sunday, (May 21) at 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Country On Tour And 14th Annual Farm Tour

On June 15, Bryan will embark on his Country On Tour. The trek will wrap up on October 28. He will later take to the road for his 14th annual Farm Tour, set to run from September 14-23. The Farm Tour 2023 will have Bryan visiting 5 farms in Shelbyville, KY, Millersport, OH, Colfax, IA, Brooklyn, WI, and Eyota, MN.

In August, Bryan will return to Las Vegas for his residency at Resorts World Theatre.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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