For most of 2016, Luke Bryan was out on the road, bringing his music and his booty shakes to hundreds of thousands of fans all across the country.
But come December, Luke finds himself at home with his family.
This transition from tour bus life and home life can be quite tough for many artists, including Luke.
“My biggest hurdle is the sleep schedule,” Luke told Rare Country minutes before his performance at the recent Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam. “”When I’m on the road, you go to bed at 1 a.m. and you sleep – don’t tell anybody – till like 10 a.m. So then I come home and have to be kinda the dad guy and I try to wake up as early as I can. It’s pretty tough.”
God knows that Luke’s wife Caroline has the system down pat at home. “I marvel at [Caroline’s] ability to get up at 5:30 [a.m.] and help get the boys out to school,” says Luke, who is up for male artist of the year and tour of the year at the inaugural Rare Country Awards. “I enjoy waking up early and getting a cup of coffee and seeing (the kids) off to school. So right now I’m getting into bed earlier and kinda getting on a home life schedule.”
Sounds good to us Luke.