The video for Luke Bryan‘s “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” is out! The Georgia native brought the song, written by Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem, and Geoff Warburton, to life in the video, which was shot at a farm just outside of Nashville.
“It’s about a guy that obviously, his girl leaves him and he’s expecting to really be down about it,” Bryan says. “Instead, he goes out, gets a beer in his hand, starts partying and life’s pretty good.”
Bryan intentionally released “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” just in time for fans to enjoy it all summer long.
“I feel like ‘But I Got A Beer In My Hand’ is something that’s really, really a fun song for the summer,” Bryan says. “I think people can just sit back and listen to it when they’re at a concert, hold a beer up, have fun, dance. I know I had a big song with ‘Drink a Beer,’ but maybe this will be my second beer song that does pretty well. I think you can sing about beer a lot in country music. It seems to work pretty well.”
“But I Got A Beer In My Hand” is the debut single from Bryan’s next album, which he hints might be the biggest one of his career.
“We’ve got several things recorded. I’d say we got around ten songs recorded, probably going to record six, seven, eight more songs just to be able to put out a full-length LP,” Bryan tells Audacy‘s Katie & Company. “As I find the songs, as I write songs that I really love, we’ll go in the studio and record them and just keep adding layer upon layer to the album, and just try to put out hit songs and try to put out songs that I feel like will really speak to my fans.”
“I’m in the business of trying to find big, fun hit songs, and it just felt like a big, fun hit to me that I knew my fans would really, really enjoy,” he continues. “So I just said, ‘Heck with it, let’s put it out.’ I’m all about now until the twilight of my career, just having a blast when I’m on stage, playing songs that make people have fun, and certainly ‘But I Got A Beer’ will do that, I feel like.”
In addition to his country music career, the 47-year-old just announced he will return to American Idol as a judge for the seventh season on ABC, working once again alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
“My future [is] with Idol, as long as the show is growing and popping and we feel like we’re doing beautiful work as a show,” Bryan explains. “We felt like this year was what we had all worked together to get to … As long as the vibe feels like we’re onward and upward and we’re getting emotionally moved and we’re telling the story of kids and of the American spirit and it’s a show that kids can sit down and parents can cry and laugh together and have fun, it’s gonna be a tough show for me and Lionel and Katy to walk away from.”