Luke Bryan Still Having A ‘Good Time’ On American Idol

Season six auditions for American Idol kick off Wednesday (August 3rd) with the return of “Idol Across America,” the live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar. Auditions take place across all 50 states plus Washington, D.C, and complete information is available online at Of course, many of those contestants will get to show off their skills for celebrity judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, who will all be returning for the upcoming season, it was announced late last week.

Luke says that being a part of the show continues to be nothing but fun, which is why he keeps returning. He tells us: [“We love the role – me and Katy and Lionel and Ryan – we’re having a great time doing this. If we weren’t having a good time, it would change the whole dynamic. To be able to facilitate these kids’ dreams is very special.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . is very special.)

Luke will be the guest co-host on Live! With Kelly & Ryan today (Monday, August 1st) alongside Ryan Seacrest. Check local listings.