Luke Bryan returns to the judge's table of American Idol for his fifth consecutive season on ABC. He will again be joined by fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest.  

Season five auditions will kick off Friday (Aug. 6th) in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina with the return of “Idol Across America,” the live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar, taking place across all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. 

For information on how to sign up for “Idol Across America” and a chance to virtually audition in front of an “American Idol” producer, visit 

Luke's My Dirt Road Diary docuseries begins streaming for free on on Friday.