Luke Bryan Scores 20th Career #1 With ‘Most People Are Good’

Four-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan garner’s his 20th career #1 single today as “Most People Are Good” hits the top spot on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts. This is Luke’s 12th straight Billboard No. 1, the longest current streak among all artists. “Most People Are Good,” which was written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear, is the second consecutive No. 1 from Luke’s What Makes You Country album.

“I think that ‘Most People Are Good’ might be one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded,” shared Luke in a press release. “I think it’s a song that truly helps people believe in people again. We seem to get reminded every day of all the negativity of what humans are, and truly it’s only .001 percent of people causing all the negativity. I mean, I truly believe that. This song preaches the innocence of children, the beauty of mothers, the beauty of relationships, the beauty of what life truly could be and should be and really is. I think that most people lay their heads down at night and try to be better and try to be good to other people. And this song captures those emotions perfectly.”

The Georgia native was overwhelmed when he was recently told he would most likely have his 20th chart-topper soon. “I tried to really relish every time you have a song at the top of the charts, ‘cause I tell people whether you write ‘em, you find ‘em, it’s still a series of miracles having a No. 1 song,” he says. “You’ve got to have somebody do the miracle of writing a No. 1 song and then you’ve got to go record it right, put it on an album, the label’s got to pick the right one and the people got to get it. I mean, it’s so many series of miracles, and the fact that I’ve had 20 of all those miracles is pretty special.”

Luke, who is nominated at this year’s ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year, has just returned from his first-ever concerts in Hawaii and also Australia, where he performed sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney and played the CMC Rocks Festival.

Luke can be seen as one of three judges on this season’s American IdolSunday and Monday evenings on ABC.