Never a dull moment at the Bryan household. Luke Bryan has his hands full with trying to balance a successful country music career while caring for his two sons Bo and Tate, his college sweetheart wife Caroline Boyer…and all the animals that live on his Tennessee farm.
The Bryan family lives on plenty of land near Nashville and no country family is complete without its share of furry friends to care for. They all live at Brett’s Barn, an animal rescue which was started in honor of the Bryan’s late infant niece Sadie Brett Boyer, who died when she was just a baby from health complications. The Brett Boyer foundation was also set up in her name to raise awareness for congenital heart disease and Down syndrome.
And even though Luke Bryan and his family have suffered some awful tragedies, they still have room in their hearts to care for animals who need their help.
You can bet there are chickens on their farm.
Of course the family has a loving Labrador Retriever.
And a funny cat.
But there are also llamas, Pekka and Mister.
And there’s always room for donkeys!
Margo and Todd are two baby kangaroos that the Bryans welcomed to Brett’s Barn Christmas morning.
And a few miniature horses live there too, including Kilo, since Brett would have wanted a white pony.
Sweet Brett, here's your pony! Her name is Kilo and she's perfectly perfect. Playful, gentle, and has the cutest little gallop! Little heavy in the rear, but she owns it…has some sass in her step! Kilo is loving life in your barn. Thank you @redemption_road_rescue for introducing Kilo and many other animals to our family. We always knew we would find (for Brett) the perfect pony, but never thought she wouldn't be here to love it. If Brett were still with us, I imagine she and Ellen would braid and put little bows in her mane. My brother would drive all over Tennessee to find the perfect unicorn horn for Kilo…because we all know Brett would've wanted a unicorn! We love you Queen Bee 👑🐝 #brightforbrett #brettsbarn
Two Great Pyrenees puppies protect all the animals…
Including the resident pig.
Brett’s Barn is really a special place.
Anyone need some good ole feel good news today🙋🏼🙋🏼🙋🏼Remember cutie pie Caleb who I was asking prayers for in late September?? Well Caleb got his new heart, was energetic as ever and he and his wonderful mama @ashleydanielfam met me out at #brettsbarn to love on some mini animals in the beautiful sunshine☀️ keep shining bright sweet boy! You absolutely made my day and you and your mom are super heroes!!! #hlhswarrior #zipperclub #brightforbrett 🐱🐔🐣🦄🐴🐐🐓🐷
And the rescue animals that go to live there get a second lease on life and a new home, like Goober Goldsby.
Meet Goober Goldsby (GG)…the first goat to join the happy crew at #BrettsBarn. This is truly a place that shines bright for so many children and their families. Learn more about #BrettsBarn and join @chadjamesgroup — one of @traditionalhome ‘s newest Rising Stars of Design — this Wednesday evening in our Nashville location as we all #ShineBrightforBrett! The goats won't make it, but we promise we’ll surprise you! See Bio for more details. 👆🏻 #shopforacause #meetthedesigner #exclusivebedding #newtrads2017 #giveback #peacockalleynashville #interiordesign #nashvilledesign
There have been so many country music stars who have helped to make this world a better place for animals. Miranda Lambert has her well-known MuttNation Foundation which helped save 70 dogs from Hurricane Harvey. Then there’s Brett Eldredge who loves his dog more than life itself. Christina Taylor rescued two dogs from Alabama, and Michael Ray has some rescue pets and a foundation of his own.
Country music is defined by its geography and lifestyle, and that includes animals too, as Luke Bryan and his family remind us.
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