Check out the songs that inspired Luke Bryan to be the person he is today
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Luke Bryan is a true country boy at heart.

Need proof? Just check out his social media pages.

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Heck, if he’s not singing onstage, he’s probably fishing!


But despite Luke’s motto to “Hunt” “Fish” and “Love Every Day,” he actually has an eclectic taste in music. And, it all stems back to the days when he was just a tyke.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Luke shared both the songs, and the artists that inspired him throughout his lifetime. To our surprise, when asked what the first CD he ever bought was he said, “It was a cassette tape with ‘Thriller.’ I had five bucks. It was a used tape. One of my dad’s friends had it and I bought it from them for $5. I had to have been 8 or 9.”

Luke went on to say that Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” and “Stuck On You” were also two of his go-to songs of choice.

But aside from the rock stars and pop artists, it’s country music that left an imprint on Luke’s heart.

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“That whole early ’90s [period], from Allen Jackson to Clint Black ‘Killing Time’ to Brooks & Dunn. A lot of the big names in country during that time period, I would say got me going,” said Luke, “George Strait and Alabama, I learned a lot of their songs on guitar. It was a lot of influences of that time frame in music that really left a mark on me.”

And of course, that mark paid off for Luke as he is one of the biggest names in country music today.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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