Jay Williams, Bryan’s agent at WME Entertainment, said, “He’s ready to step out and do 2,000 to 3,000 seats on his own next year.” Williams – who also reps Dierks Bentley and Eric Church among others – made clear options for 2011 are still being weighed.
And he left the door open for the independent promoters – especially those who have supported Bryan these past years. Headlining or supporting an arena act in ’11 comes down to timing Bryan’s next album – which he’s currently writing.
“Earlier this year I saw [Bryan] play to close to 7,000 people in Memphis at a radio show where he was the headliner,” Williams said. “But they were his fans; they knew every word to every one of his songs.”
Luke Bryan is hitting the fair circuit through Sept. 13 and traveling with Jason Aldean until mid-November.
ACM Award’s Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist
Has two No. 1 singles in “Do I” (co-written with two-thirds of Lady Antebellum) and, at press time, “Rain Is A Good Thing.” Co-wrote Billy Currington’s No. 1 hit “Good Directions.”