Luke Bryan To Be Featured on ACM Album

Published On April 1, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years, the milestone anniversary collaboration between the Academy of Country Music and NOW That’s What I Call Music!, is at retail this week.

The collection of recordings celebrate the ACM Awards’ 50-year history and will feature two discs as well as a digital collection of ACM award-winning songs. The first disc will feature recent contemporary hits while the second will include timeless classics.

Luke Bryan says the song that he contributes, his chart-topping hit “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” is pure fun.

“What I love about the song the most is the verses. I really like how the verses came together. It seems like around every little corner there’s a fun, you know, with the little break-down dance – ‘like a dandelion’ and all that. All that stuff is like ear candy to me. I just felt like it was important, I felt like it was a young, fun song, and I felt like it said right away what we were going after and it’s certainly it’s kind of paced faster than anything I’ve ever had and that’s always rewarding. I think it makes everybody’s hard work, everybody can go, ‘Yeah, it’s worth all the sleepless nights and all the tiresome work.’”

All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19th at 8 pm.

The complete track listing for NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years includes:

DISC ONE (1990-2015)
1.Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan & Eric Church) The Only Way I Know 2012
2.Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck 2012
3.Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me) 2011
4.Blake Shelton Honey Bee 2011
5.Taylor Swift Mean 2010
6.Lady Antebellum Need You Now 2010
7.Miranda Lambert The House That Built Me 2009
8.Brad Paisley & Keith Urban Start A Band 2008
9.Reba & Kelly Clarkson Because of You 2007
10.George Strait Give It Away 2006
11.Carrie Underwood Jesus, Take the Wheel 2005
12.Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying 2004
13.Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff 2002
14.Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance 2000
15.Faith Hill This Kiss 1998
16.Alan Jackson Chattahoochee 1993
17.Brooks & Dunn Boot Scootin’ Boogie 1991

DISC TWO (1965-1989)
1.Clint Black Better Man 1989
2.Hank Williams Jr. There’s a Tear in My Beer 1989
3.Randy Travis Forever and Ever Amen 1987
4.The Highwaymen Highwayman 1985
5.The Judds Why Not Me 1984
6.Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Islands in the Stream 1983
7.Willie Nelson Always on My Mind 1982
8.Alabama Love in the First Degree 1981
9.The Oak Ridge Boys Elvira 1981
10.David Frizzell & Shelly West You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma 1980
11.George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today 1980
12.Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Bros. All the Gold in California 1979
13.Don Williams Tulsa Time 1978
14.Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 1975
15.Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors 1973
16.Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty Lead Me On 1971
17.Merle Haggard Okie From Muskogee 1969

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