Luke Bryan fans rejoice! In a recent interview, the country superstar revealed that he's begun work on his next album, which will be the follow-up to his multi-platinum 2013 smash, Crash My Party. Though there's no word yet as to the album's title or release date, Bryan tells Radio.com that the songwriting process has begun and that he will be entering the studio very soon.
"The past two months, [we've been] really ramping up the writing; really starting to think about ideas and what I want to say," the 38-year-old singer revealed. "We're all up in the middle of it. We're getting ready to go in and cut a few songs and see what we've got. I'm very excited about the process and getting the next album going."
Though Bryan is currently working with a group of established songwriters, including Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, he offers some words of encouragement to up and coming songwriters, saying that he loves working with songs written by unknown artists.
"I have a backbone and a core group that I really depend on, but I tell you what: It's fun when I get an email of a song and I don't know these writers on it," Bryan says. "I'll ask my producer, 'Who is this kid?' And you know there's some 25-year-old kid that's coming to town with all these fresh ideas. With me, I'm like, 'Get that rascal out on the bus. Let me tap into his little reservoir.'"
You heard him: if you're a songwriter and can get your hands on Luke Bryan's email address, try hitting him up.
Bryan's next studio album will be his fifth overall. His last album, Crash My Party, sold over two million copies and spawned six hit singles: "Crash My Party," "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink A Beer," "Play It Again," "Roller Coaster," and "I See You."
You can check out the music video for Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" right here:
You can check out all of Luke Bryan's 2015 tour dates right here:
01/23-26: Riviera Maya, Mexico @ Crash My Playa
02/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
02/11: Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
02/12: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
02/14: New Orleans, LA @ Endymion - Mardi Gras
02/18: Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
02/19 & 21: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
03/07: London, UK @ O2 Arena
03/08: Dublin, Ireland @ O2 Dublin
07/26: Twin Lakes, WI @ Country Thunder Music Festival