This one got to us, guys.
Luke Bryan’s current single, “Most People Are Good,” is the song the world needs right now. Regardless of where you stand, the song is for everyone, and a much-needed reminder that we are all in this thing called life together. And the most important things are loving each other and having each other’s backs.
Luke’s tour stopped in Evansville, Indiana, on Feb. 17 and a fan, Justin Newton, captured and posted this video of Luke singing the poignant tune to a packed crowd.
This moment is so special on his new tour. We’re used to Luke jumping off of trucks with pyrotechnics in the background and shakin’ his tush like it ain’t no thing, but that’s not what this song is about.
This song is reverent in its own way. Despite its gentle groove and melody, the lyrics are serious, honest and earnest. Listen to them, take them in and take them to heart, because this is the most heartfelt song we’ve heard in a long time.
And Luke takes it seriously in the show by strapping on his guitar and standing center stage to sing it from his heart to yours.
Lyrics like “I believe we gotta forgive and make amends / ‘Cause nobody gets a second chance to make new old friends” and “I believe you love who you love / Ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of” cut right to the heart of the issues we are facing as a society and culture right now. Issues that can be solved with one thing: more love.
We won’t lie, we get choked up on other lines, too like, “I believe that most mamas oughta qualify for sainthood” and “Kids oughta stay kids as long as they can / Turn off the screen, go climb a tree get dirt on their hands.”
Goodness gracious, the memories these lines bring back!
And the final lines drive the point home: “I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks / I believe most people are good.”
We couldn’t agree more, Luke. Thank you for giving this song to the world.
Of course, there are loads of rump-shakin’, earth-quakin’ moments in the show too. It is Luke, after all. But he has a tender soul and such a heart for people that makes it extra special when he delivers this particular tune to his audiences.
Luke’s “What Makes You Country Tour” rolls on this weekend in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.