Our eyes still well up over Luke Bryan’s sentimental ode to his lost loved ones YouTube

When Luke Bryan hits the stage, that’s when you know it’s going to be a party.

So, it comes as no surprise that the megastar’s been including the No.1 hit “Drink A Beer” into all of his set lists.

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But like any Luke fan, they know that the song isn’t just a good-time anthem, it’s much more meaningful to Luke. It’s a tribute to the unforeseen deaths of his late brother, Chris, who died in 1996, and his sister, Kelly, who died in 2007.

On May 12, the country crooner saluted his lost but not forgotten loved ones with the Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton-penned tune in Omaha, Nebraska as part of his 2016 Kill The Lights Tour.

Taking a seat at the Century Link Center stage and armed with an acoustic guitar, Luke poured his whole heart and soul out on the ballad.But, it’s mid-tune when we get an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.

Popping the top off of a beer can in front of his roaring fans, Luke holds his drink up to the heavens.

“If you’ve lost somebody that you used to drink a beer with. I’d like for you to take a sip of your beer and think about them, and we’ll sing this one more time,” he says.

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That’s when the fans light up their cell phones to hold a candle to the heart-crushing ballad’s poignant lyrics. And, together, they sing the song a cappella.

And, yes. We got chills!

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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