Know about Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan or Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is Georgia born country music singer and songwriter. He initially came to limelight as a songwriter.
How was Luke Bryan's early life?
Luke was born on 17th July 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia, the United States as Thomas Luther Bryan.
He was raised in the family of LeClaire and Tommy Bryan who were peanut farmers by occupation.
At the age of 14, he got his first guitar which encouraged him to perform in high school musicals by writing his songs with a school band.
But following his brother's death, he decided to continue his education and help out the family on the peanut farm.
Luke also started performing at night in local bars and campuses. His father saw the potential in him and ordered him to pack his truck and leave for Nashville.
In 2001, he decided to pursue his musical career in Nashville as a songwriter. He quickly grabbed the opportunity and signed a songwriting contract with a local publishing house in Nashville.
Luke completed his education from Georgia Southern University
in Statesboro, Georgia getting graduated with a degree in business administration in 1999. This was also the time when he started dating his future wife Caroline.
Luke's family went through the tragic loss of his two siblings. The older brother Chris lost his life in a car accident when Luke was just 19 and on the urge of making a move to Nashville to pursue his career.
His sister Kelly died off unexpectedly after twelve years while she was at her home with her young son.
Even Kelly's husband passed away unexpectedly in 2014 leaving behind three surviving children who are now cared for by Luke and his wife as their guardians.
Luke Bryan's career in music
Luke Bryan started his musical journey being a songwriter in a local publishing house in Nashville in 2001. He received writing credits for some top artists like Travis Tritt and soon caught the attention of A&R man from Capitol Records in a local club.
He got signed under the label and went for his debut album, I"ll Stay Me, in the summer of 2007. In 2009, he came up with Doin' My Thing that peaked at number two on the country charts and number six on Billboard 200.
Luke came up with the third album, Tailgates & Tanlines, in 2011 giving some top country singles like "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You" and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
In 2013, he released his fourth album, Crash My Party that got charted at number one position on the pop and country charts.
Luke next made it to his fifth album, Kill the Lights, in 2015 which also became the number one hit on Billboard 200. He even received writing credits for almost half of the album songs.
He continued touring and released out his EP Farm Tour: Here's to the Farmer in 2016 by further getting announced as the judge of American Idol. His sixth album What Makes You Country, came up in December 2017.
In 2019, he appeared as a judge of American Idol with Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
Further, he released out his album 'Knockin' Boots.' Currently, he has sold over 27 million singles and over 7 million albums worldwide.
Is Luke married or dating?
Yes, Luke Bryan is in marital status with Caroline Boyer. Both got married in December 2006 and are parents of two sons; Thomas Boyer Bryan and Tatum Christopher Bryan.
Bryan and his wife Caroline are also raising his sister Kelly's children; Brooks, Kris, and Jordan after her tragic death.
Fun facts about Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan got tattooed his wife's name on his butt with her initial tattooed under his wedding ring. Luke also has a Buck Commander tattoo on his right arm.
Achievement and awards of Luke in the field of music
Luke as a remarkable artist has earned nine wins at the 2012 American Country Awards and has also received the honor of being the Entertainer of the Year from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association.
Recently, his album, Crash My Party, released in 2013 received the first Album of the Decade award from the Academy of County Music in 2019.
Luke's net worth
The estimated net worth of this country star Luke Bryan is around $90 million.