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By Len Kiese - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Lee County went country Tuesday night. A hometown music star sang his heart out for local fans who won the musical treat fair and square for simply being good fans. Leesburg native Luke Bryan is celebrating the release of his second CD "Doin' My Thing and that's exactly what he did for a crowd of screaming fans.

You could call him "Leesburg Luke" but his fans have other words to describe him. "Amazing, awesome," said Jalicia Floyd.

"He's hot," said Amber Pollock.

"He is fine and his music is good," said Rachel Knepp.

His music inspired hundreds to travel to Lee County High School. A packed crowd went wild when the country singer hit the stage for a huge celebration concert. "I like the music and the beat. It's really cool," said Carrie Herrington.

It was Luke Bryan frenzy all day long. Signs welcoming him back home littered Lee County and a crowd of his fans waited in line for hours at Wal-Mart for a glimpse of him. April Cooper was first in line.

"Because I want to get his autograph and I like him. I'm a big fan," said Cooper.

"It's always a surprising thing when you see the dedication of what fans go through to meet you," said Bryan.

As Bryan signs autographs of his new CD and takes pictures with fans, he's reminded of where he is--home. "To have my second album coming out and be in my hometown and be able to see so many family and friends, it's a really special time," said Bryan.

He only wishes he could come home more often, but the music calls. "It's a good thing and a bad thing.  It's good because of my career but bad because I don't get to get here as much," said Bryan.

It's that humble hometown attitude that friends turned fans knew would catapult him to the top of the music charts. "He's always been talented.  Everybody knew it.  We just didn't know when," said Calvin Cole.

That when is now and both Bryan and his fans are enjoying the now as they rock to the beat of hometown inspired songs.

Bryan's current single "Do I" is on Billboard's top 20 country singles chart.  

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