Luke Bryan

About Luke Bryan

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the entertainment industry with a more infectious smile than Luke Bryan. That mega-watt grin and charismatic stage presence, combined with an engaging voice and a gift for writing memorable songs, has made Luke one of the most successful artists in country music today.

Born and raised in Leesville, Georgia, his father was a peanut farmer and Luke helped out on the farm, learning the value of hard work at an early age. Just as he set his sights on Nashville to pursue a music career, tragedy struck as Luke’s older brother, Chris, was killed in a car accident. He postponed his dreams to remain with his family in Georgia, but with their encouragement finally made the move to Music City.

Luke first found success in Nashville as a songwriter, penning tunes for other artists, among them Billy Currington’s chart-topping 2007 hit “Good Directions.” Luke landed a deal with Capitol Records Nashville and co-wrote his first single, “All My Friends Say,” with producer Jeff Stevens. The song climbed to No. 5 on “Billboard’s” Hot Country Songs chart, and Luke’s debut album, “I’ll Stay Me,” bowed in August of 2007. Since then, he has populated country radio with such memorable hits as: “Rain Is a Good Thing,” “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “Drunk on You,” “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer,” “Kick the Dust Up,” “Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day” and “Most People Are Good.”

Luke has earned numerous accolades, including CMA Entertainer of the Year and the American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist, as well as honors from CMT and the Academy of Country Music. In 2018, he added a new skill set to his resume when he debuted as a judge on ABC’s reboot of “American Idol.”

Though he’s one of the industry’s most successful superstars, Luke has known more than his share of tragedy. In addition to losing his older brother, Luke’s sister, Kelly, passed away in 2007, and her husband, Ben, died in 2014. Luke and his wife Caroline, are now raising Kelly and Ben’s youngest child, Til, in addition to their two sons, Thomas “Bo” Boyer and Tatum “Tate” Christopher. The Bryan family lives on a large farm outside Nashville where the outdoor enthusiast spends his time away from the spotlight living out one of his biggest hits—“Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day.”

Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit News Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit , Senior Country Correspondent 9:41am, March 29
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Luke Bryan releases a hopeful new video for "Most People Are Good" Videos Luke Bryan releases a hopeful new video for "Most People Are Good" , Rare Country Contributor 4:12pm, March 13
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Luke Bryan dishes on his new role as a judge on “American Idol” Performances Luke Bryan dishes on his new role as a judge on “American Idol” , Rare Country Contributor 9:38am, March 8
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Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, shares a heartbreaking message of hope News Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, shares a heartbreaking message of hope , Rare Country Contributor 3:28pm, March 2
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Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, remembers their late niece, Brett News Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, remembers their late niece, Brett , Rare Country Contributor 2:18pm, February 21
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Luke Bryan grabs his guitar for a stirring performance of his new hit Performances Luke Bryan grabs his guitar for a stirring performance of his new hit , Rare Country Contributor 3:15pm, February 20
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Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, takes fans on a Brett’s Barn tour News Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, takes fans on a Brett’s Barn tour , Rare Country Contributor 7:02pm, February 19
Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage News Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, January 19
Luke Bryan tells us why smelling Keith Urban is always the highlight of his CMA Awards Awards Luke Bryan tells us why smelling Keith Urban is always the highlight of his CMA Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 9:38pm, November 6
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani party down with Luke Bryan and his wife News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani party down with Luke Bryan and his wife , Rare Country Contributor 6:26am, January 21
Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, shares a heartbreaking message of hope News Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, shares a heartbreaking message of hope , Rare Country Contributor 3:28pm, March 2
Teenage country singer gets a second chance at fame on “American Idol” Performances Teenage country singer gets a second chance at fame on “American Idol” , Rare Country Contributor 9:24am, March 12
This picture of Luke Bryan’s family has everyone talking about one thing News This picture of Luke Bryan’s family has everyone talking about one thing , Rare Country Contributor 10:23am, July 31
Luke Bryan releases a hopeful new video for "Most People Are Good" Videos Luke Bryan releases a hopeful new video for "Most People Are Good" , Rare Country Contributor 4:12pm, March 13
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Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit News Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit , Senior Country Correspondent 9:41am, March 29
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan trade shots at each other just hours before the Grammys News Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan trade shots at each other just hours before the Grammys , Senior Country Correspondent 10:57am, February 15
Luke Bryan’s sexy dance moves are making our day Performances Luke Bryan’s sexy dance moves are making our day , Senior Country Correspondent 1:48pm, February 20
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Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans News Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, February 9
Luke Bryan is bringing the whole family along on his Australian tour News Luke Bryan is bringing the whole family along on his Australian tour , Rare Country Contributor 2:28pm, March 12
Luke Bryan’s mother gets in on the action in this hilarious video News Luke Bryan’s mother gets in on the action in this hilarious video , Rare Country Contributor 4:23pm, October 5
“American Idol” judge Lionel Richie coaching Luke Bryan at the piano is absolutely everything News “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie coaching Luke Bryan at the piano is absolutely everything , Rare Country Contributor 6:46pm, October 23
Luke Bryan says he's trying to avoid being rude on “American Idol” Features Luke Bryan says he's trying to avoid being rude on “American Idol” , Senior Country Correspondent 4:20pm, February 14
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