Luke Bryan will team up with NFL player Peyton Manning as co-executive producer for the upcoming new documentary series, It’s All Country.
According to a Billboard report, the series, which doesn’t have a release date attached to it yet, will examine “the iconic songs and artists that changed the face of country music forever” and “highlight the cultural impact and memorable performers and performances that make country music an American and growing global sensation”.
It’s All Country is the newest documentary slated to feature on the American television streaming service Hulu. Before we learn more about the series, Bryan and Manning will return for the second year running as co-hosts at this year’s CMA Awards, which just announced some Australian and New Zealand award nominees.
2023 will mark Bryan’s third consecutive year as host of the CMA Awards, having tackled the job independently in 2021. With Manning at his side, he wowed the audience at last year’s event, where winners included Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Cole Swindell, Morgan Wallen, and Zac Brown Band.
As Taste Of Country reminded us, It’s All Country isn’t Bryan’s first venture into documentaries. In 2021, he outlined his epic road to stardom in the series Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary.
Last month, Luke Bryan told Australian Idol judge and radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands to “go country” after Sandilands made the public (untrue) statement that country music isn’t popular in Australia.
“I went to Australia, and I sold out everywhere I was at, and it blew my mind,” Bryan said.
Referencing his March 2018 Australian tour dates – he’s due for another visit – which saw the singer appear at CMC Rocks and sell-out arena shows in Sydney (Qudos Bank Arena) and Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena), Bryan continued, “It was a life-changing event. The arena where they have the Australian Open…
“I knew that we were going to play it; I knew it was going to be a good night, but going out there and there’s 18,000+ Australian country music fans told me that the market is ripe over there.”