Luke Bryan’s “Most Powerful Moment” During Las Vegas Residency
Luke Bryan kicked off his Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Theatre in February 2022. Now, almost two years later, the country superstar has played a lot of craps and blackjack, golf in Vegas. And of course, he’s played a lot of shows in between.
Bryan has won Entertainer of the Year a total of five times. (He’s won it at both the ACMs and the CMAs). He has 30 No. 1 hits to date and continues to sell out arenas and amphitheaters all across the country.
Bryan revealed on Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country this week that he loves the intimacy of the crowd. Most of all, he loves talking with the crowd and having the chance to tell them stories.
The country hitmaker also noted that contractually he only has to play 90 minutes. But he has so much fun doing it that he always ends up playing over 2 hours. One song that has stood out to Bryan during his time in Vegas is “Waves.” The song, which was written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, and Chase McGill is featured on the deluxe edition of his album, Born Here Live Here Die Here.
“‘Waves’ was a song that, the second I heard it, it just felt like something that people would relate to. And what’s interesting about ‘Waves’ is during my Las Vegas residency, it’s probably the most powerful moment during the show,” Bryan told Shawn Parr. “The visuals on stage are just amazing. It’s just been an amazing song to have out there performing in Vegas. I think it’s kind of a different song for me production-wise. And I really had to dig in and put some crazy vocals on that thing. But I really, really love the song and it’s been a big song to be able to do live every night.”
As his time in Vegas comes to an end next month, he took a few moments to reflect on the opportunity to perform at Resorts World Theatre. “I think when you when you look at your career, I think everybody kind of puts a little check by having a Vegas residency one day. And when I got asked to be a part of kind of the rollout and the grand opening of Resorts World, yeah, it was something that sounded really, really cool and interesting and did two years where almost at the end of it and had an amazing time out there.”
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Bryan’s final shows for Luke Bryan: Vegas will take place Friday, December 29, Saturday, December 30, Sunday, December 31, Wednesday, January 3, Friday, January 5, and Saturday, January 6.
Click below to watch Luke Bryan’s “Waves” music video or visit lukebryan.com for ticket information.