10 Things You Might Not Know About Luke Bryan

July 13, 2016

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More often than not, celebrities tend to talk about the importance of hard work and perseverance as the primary tools for success. But only a very few of them talk about luck and the impact it can have on a person’s life. Because many a times you can have all the talent in the world and might even be willing to work harder than you have ever done in life to achieve your goals, but still end with nothing to show for it. For country music star Luke Bryan, much of his early attempts at forging a successful career in music, seemed to follow a similar path. It wasn’t until his big break in 2006, that his luck finally changed and he was able to achieve his dream of becoming a world famous artist.

Event Name & Location Date Tickets
CMA Music Festival: Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini & Luke Bryan - Friday, Nissan Stadium - Nashville, tickets for 06/07 19:00:00.000 at Nissan Stadium - Nashville, Nashville, TN Fri Jun 7 2024
Luke Bryan, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, tickets for 06/13 19:00:00.000 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL Thu Jun 13 2024
Luke Bryan, Chayce Beckham & Lily Rose, The Wharf Amphitheatre, tickets for 06/14 19:00:00.000 at The Wharf Amphitheatre, Orange Beach, AL Fri Jun 14 2024
Luke Bryan, Chayce Beckham & Lily Rose, The Wharf Amphitheatre, tickets for 06/15 19:00:00.000 at The Wharf Amphitheatre, Orange Beach, AL Sat Jun 15 2024
Barefoot Country Music Fest: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown & Old Dominion - 4 Day Pass, Barefoot Country Music Fest, tickets for 06/20 TBA at Barefoot Country Music Fest, Wildwood, NJ Thu Jun 20 2024
Luke Bryan, Enjoie Golf Course, tickets for 06/21 21:00:00.000 at Enjoie Golf Course, Endicott, NY Fri Jun 21 2024
Luke Bryan, Jiffy Lube Live, tickets for 06/22 19:00:00.000 at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA Sat Jun 22 2024
Luke Bryan, Van Andel Arena, tickets for 06/27 19:00:00.000 at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI Thu Jun 27 2024
Luke Bryan, Alana Springsteen & Chase Matthew, Pine Knob Music Theatre, tickets for 06/28 15:00:00.000 at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Fri Jun 28 2024
Luke Bryan, Ella Langley & Chase Matthew, Pine Knob Music Theatre, tickets for 06/29 15:00:00.000 at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Sat Jun 29 2024
Luke Bryan, Dillon Carmichael & Larry Fleet, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, tickets for 07/11 19:00:00.000 at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, NY Thu Jul 11 2024
Luke Bryan, Dillon Carmichael, Larry Fleet & Alana Springsteen, Blossom Music Center, tickets for 07/12 19:00:00.000 at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Fri Jul 12 2024
Luke Bryan, Dillon Carmichael, Larry Fleet & Alana Springsteen, Riverbend Music Center, tickets for 07/13 19:00:00.000 at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH Sat Jul 13 2024
Luke Bryan, King Calaway, Huntergirl & Lily Rose, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, tickets for 07/18 19:00:00.000 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH Thu Jul 18 2024
Luke Bryan, King Calaway, Huntergirl & Lily Rose, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, tickets for 07/19 19:00:00.000 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH Fri Jul 19 2024
Luke Bryan, Huntergirl & Lily Rose, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, tickets for 07/20 19:00:00.000 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH Sat Jul 20 2024
Luke Bryan, Dillon Carmichael, Larry Fleet & Alana Springsteen, CHI Health Center Omaha, tickets for 07/26 19:00:00.000 at CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, NE Fri Jul 26 2024
Luke Bryan, Alana Springsteen, Chase Matthew & Larry Fleet, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, tickets for 07/27 19:00:00.000 at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, Ridgedale, MO Sat Jul 27 2024
Luke Bryan, Alana Springsteen, Chase Matthew & Larry Fleet, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - MO, tickets for 07/28 19:00:00.000 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - MO, Maryland Heights, MO Sun Jul 28 2024
Luke Bryan, Alana Springsteen, Huntergirl & Larry Fleet, Hero Arena At Mountain America Center, tickets for 08/01 19:00:00.000 at Hero Arena At Mountain America Center, Idaho Falls, ID Thu Aug 1 2024

 

Since his early childhood Bryan has gone through a lot and there were times when he felt his dream slipping away. But with a lot of hard work, perseverance and, yes, some luck, he has now managed to release five chart topping albums, which have combined managed to sell over seven million copies around the world. For his dedicated group of fans he is the best singer country music has seen in decades and here is their chance to find out a little bit more about their favorite artist. Here are 10 things you might not know about Luke Bryan.

1. The Rock of Ages connection

Luke Bryan was born in 1976 and he was an underweight and sickly child, according to his mother. It caused him a lot of trouble when trying to fall asleep and to aid the process his mother would keep rocking him all night, all the while singing the popular Christian hymn “Rock of Ages.” After a little while, his mother realized that even though Luke hadn’t learnt to talk, he could still hum the tune of the song himself and she took it as a sign that her son was always meant to be a musician.

2. The dream is put on hold

When Bryan was just nineteen years old, he decided to move to Nashville in order to fulfill his dream of being a musician. However, only a few days before he was going to leave, he and his family received the shock of their lives when they heard that their eldest child, Chris, had passed away in a car accident. The move to Nashville was put on hold as a result and it would be another few years before he would get the opportunity once again.

3. The dream is put on hold

Bryan’s dedicated fan club is known as “The Nut House.” The name is based on his father’s peanut farm, where Luke had grown up, and even worked at during his time in college.

4. Honored by his city

After he became a world famous musician, Bryan’s local community in Leesburg, Ga. wanted to express their satisfaction at watching a local kid make it big in the world of music. So, they decided to honor him by putting his name on the welcome sign for the city for everyone to see.

5. The tattoo

Bryan married his college sweetheart, Caroline Boyer, in 2006 and they have two sons together. Over the years, he has been quite vocal about the affection he feels for his wife and in 2014 his close friend Jason Aldean revealed that the singer had even gotten the initials of her name tattooed on his backside. Now that’s true love!

6. The Buck Commander

In 2006, Willie Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, decided to start a hunting company specifically focused on catching Deer. He decided to involve other likeminded individuals who would also be interested in the hunting experience. One of the first people he called was Luke Bryan, an avid hunter, who came on board at once. They added country music star Jason Aldean, as well as professional baseball players Ryan Langerhans, Adam Laroche and Tombo Martin to start their new business, which they dubbed “Buck Commander.” Since its start, it has kept on growing at a steady rate and today the Outdoor Channel even features a television show featuring all the owners, called “Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour”.

7. Bryan helps others

Bryan had to fight for most of the things in his life and has been faced with insurmountable challenges in the past, but, a mixture of good luck and hard work has made him the man he is today. However, he does not wish for anyone else to go through what he did. In order to help others, he started the “Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship,” a limited concert tour to provide scholarships to students belonging to farming communities, just like him. Additionally he has also worked on several other charities, including the Red Cross, the Give with Target campaign, etc.

8. Looking after his sister’s children

One of Bryan’s biggest supporters was his older sister, Kelly, who once gathered over a hundred people for his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry. However, tragically, she passed away only a few days after the performance, due to still unknown reasons. A few years later her husband died unexpectedly as well, leaving their three children behind. However, Bryan swooped in and took the children home with him, and is now raising them as his own. A true gentleman at heart.

9. Bryan’s success story

Bryan has released a total of five studio albums to date, starting with his debut album “I’ll Stay Me” back in 2007. Except for only this album, which could only record gold level sales in the US, all the rest of his albums have been certified platinum or multiplatinum in the US, while his last three albums have also made it to the top of the US Country music charts.

10. Nervousness before concerts

Bryan has been on countless concert tours around the world, and has performed for millions of people over the years. However, to this day he still feels the same kind of butterflies in his stomach that he did on his first day performing in front of crowds. He even has panic attacks before going out on stage or giving interviews.

 

10 Comments

  • Rhonda Wolfe says:

    You inspire me so much. Like me your life has not been easy but you still manage to keep a positive attitude everyday. I lost my son 5 yrs ago to an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 6. You care so much for your family like I do. My family is my inspiration and what I truely live for. Thank you for all that you do.

  • kimberly says:

    Luke you are A good man you got be big heart ❤

  • Terrie Fletcher says:

    I love Luke’s music and always excited to hear new music of his. I have had the honor to attend only one Luke Bryan concert. It was Kill the Lights in Durant Okla. can’t wait for him to come back to Oklahoma so I can go to another concert.

  • christina alexander says:

    I LOVE LUKE BRYAN <3

  • Shirley Kellis says:

    I wish Luke the best in every thing he does he deserve it . He has worked hard for ever thing God Bless him and his Family he has a beautiful family love u Luke keep making music I love all ur songs

  • Pauline Schuyler says:

    I am so happy for all the stuff luke is doing for his family and friends! I know how it is to loose a family member. My husband and i lost our oldest son Michael in a bad car accendent Feb.11, 2008. he was only 19 years old. Everytime i hear the song drink a beer i think of our son. We have a younger son who is 24. Luke keep up the great work you are doing! I seen you in concert at Hershery Park Statium what a great concert. I wish i could meet you in person !

  • Brenda Thomas says:

    Luke you are the best star in country music, keep doing what’s you’re doing.. you have a big heart and we love and your beautiful family so ao much. My dream is to personal meet you someday and hopefully meet Caroline too she is ao stunning. You and Caroline werw meant to be forever.. i listen to your music all the time and love all of your songs.i will always love you Thomas Luther Bryan. You and your family atre part of our family.. you’re the best in our hearts forever..from Brenda and Austin Thomas at 209 Harper Dr. Orange. Virginis. 22960

  • Melissa Pankey says:

    I go c Luke Bryan in concert in September and I was just diagnosed with cancer. My only wish was to meet him but I ran out of mny due to kemo! I love Luke Bryan and Caroline so much they r the hottest couple in country music ever!

  • Shanna Long says:

    Wow, he is a great guy. He seems to always put his family first, just like a man should. He is a hero and a life saver. Luke Bryan keep up the great work. You are the best. Love you.

  • Aubrey says:

    I am your biggest fan!

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