Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset

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"Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset"
Single by Luke Bryan
from the album What Makes You Country
ReleasedMay 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)
FormatDigital download
LabelCapitol Nashville
Luke Bryan singles chronology
"Most People Are Good"
"Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset"
"What Makes You Country"

"Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" is a song written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, and Chase McGill and recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan. It was released in May 2018 as the third single from Bryan's 2017 album What Makes You Country.

Content and history[edit]

The song recalls a summertime romance between two teenaged protagonists. The narrator falls in love with a girl after being hired to paint the girl's father's house.[1]

Bryan debuted the song on the May 2018 finale of American Idol, on which he serves as a judge.[2]

In July 2018, Bryan released a lyric video that includes pictures of his family.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset reached and number one on Country Airplay for chart dated September 15, 2018 where it stayed for two weeks.[4] It also reached number four on the Hot Country Songs for chart dated September 22, 2018.[5] As of October 2018, the song has sold 136,000 copies in the United States.[6] On March 5, 2019, the single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a 500,000 digital copies in the United States.[7]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Joe DeMaio and premiered on CMT, GAC and Vevo in 2018.



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Stefano, Angela. "Luke Bryan Selects Summer-Ready 'Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset' As Next Single [Listen]". The Boot. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Parton, Chris (May 22, 2018). "See Luke Bryan Sing 'Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset' on 'American Idol' Finale". Rolling Stone Country. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Konicki, Lisa (June 21, 2018). "Luke Bryan's Lyric Video for "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" Is Truly a Family Affair". One Country. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. September 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. September 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 16, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: October 16, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
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  8. ^ "Luke Bryan Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Luke Bryan Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Luke Bryan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Luke Bryan Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Luke Bryan Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Country Airplay – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Luke Bryan – Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.