Luke Bryan Wishes He’d Been An ‘American Idol’

With four platinum albums under his belt, new American Idol judge Luke Bryan is a true country superstar. Since breaking onto the Nashville scene with the Top 5 single All My Friends Say in 2007, he’s racked up 19 No. 1 hit singles. His road to success was a long one, filled with a lot of dramatic twists and turns. So, looking back, he says he would have been thrilled if he’d been able to win his way to stardom on American Idol. (Click on the media bar below to hear Luke Bryan)

Bryan, along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, are looking for a new superstar on American Idol, airing Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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Luke Bryan, The Reluctant ‘American Idol’ Judge

Just as each of the contestants has their own road they’ve taken that led them to appear on American Idol, so do the judges. Luke Bryan never thought he’d wind up on the Idol panel, but he talked with us and his fellow judges — Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — about how it wound up happening. (Click on the media bar below to hear Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie)

American Idol airs Sunday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan: Putting The ‘Idol’ Back Into ‘American Idol’

147800_0793Pop quiz! How many contestants from the final five seasons of Fox’s American Idol can you remember off the top of your head? You probably didn’t need more than the fingers on one hand, did you? That was one of the show’s problems in its later years, and something the new judges on ABC’s reboot intend to fix. So how will Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan go about finding someone truly worthy of the title American Idol?

American Idol begins its new season on its new home, ABC, on Sunday, March 11.

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NASHVILLE RISING – A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FLOOD RECOVERY

04/18/2010 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV, USA  - Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

04/18/2010 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

The Nashville Rising concert benefiting flood recovery in that region has sold out and only a limited number of VIP packages still available for purchase.

The Nashville music community, headed up by superstar married couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, has come together to raise funds to help the victims of that devastating flood last month.

Joining McGraw and Hill are: Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Amy Grant, Montgomery Gentry, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, ZZ Top, Michael S. Smith, Blake Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Julie Roberts, Leann Rimes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Martina McBride.

Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery kicks off 7:00 p.m. local time tonight at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The performers are hoping to raise $2 million and fans can also contribute via the web at www.nashvillerising.org.