I Don't Want This Night To End

Album: Tailgates and Tanlines (2011)
Charted: 22
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from Country music singer Luke Bryan's third album, Tailgates and Tanlines. Bryan penned the song with Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip.
  • Bryan told The Boot: "It's about a guy meeting a girl, and it's the first night that they're hanging out. It's a magical night and he doesn't want it to end. It's got a big fun chorus in it."
  • The Shaun Silva directed music video finds Bryan portraying a Country music star who falls for a new girl in town, while he is home from the road. "I pulled out some old theater skills from back in the high school days," the singer said about his role.

    Actress and model Cameron Richardson plays Bryan's love interest. You might know her from her role as Chloe Carter on the CBS murder mystery television series Harper's Island.
  • The song was Bryan's third Country #1 single. So what were his previous two chart-toppers? They were "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby."
  • Said Bryan regarding this song in a radio interview: "I love the melody. I mean, all that melody is just really kind of cool there. A buddy of mine kind of said it best. He said, 'Luke, it sounds, you know, a track, it's like The Cure or something.' It's probably the furthest I've went from a country-sounding track ever. It's really not a country track. But then you got my old country voice on it and that'll simmer down the most craziest of tracks. So it's fun to have that kind of music behind it."
  • Luke Bryan didn't want the American Country Awards ceremony to end in 2012 as he took home seven honors, including Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for this song.

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