It goes without saying that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are buddies. Even away from the spotlight, these two have a bond that won’t ever go away.
But as much as they love each other, they also love the chance to throw some digs towards one other.
The latest digs occurred on March 6 as Luke made an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as part of a media blitz for the upcoming premiere of the new and revamped “American Idol,” on which Luke is serving as a judge alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
It started with a question posed by Seth about whether Luke had contacted Blake when he found out about the “American Idol” gig. “Sadly I did,” Luke told the talk show host. “I don’t know why I would recommend to ever reach out to him.”
After a distinctive Luke belly laugh, he admitted that it’s all good.
“Blake did call me,” Luke explained. “He was really excited for me. TV has its own little lane. He knew it was something I would enjoy, and I have. It’s fun.”
Of course, Luke did take another dig at Blake when Seth brought up the Oklahoman’s “People” magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” recognition. “We were quite perplexed, but we got over it,” Luke laughed about how the country music industry reacted to the magazine’s selection last year. “He is a beautiful man … from a distance.”
Oh Luke, you crack us up.
Besides being busy promoting the “American Idol” premiere and working to road on his current “What Makes You Country Tour,” Luke will also head to Australia to perform his first-ever shows down under March 16-20. This summer and fall, the four time Entertainer of the Year will also hit some of the biggest sports stadiums and other venues in the U.S. and Canada with his live concert flair, headlining shows in Toronto, New York, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Denver; St. Louis; Chicago, Vancouver and wrapping the tour in Detroit at Ford Field on Oct. 26.