The son of peanut farmer, Luke Bryan had plans to leave the farm and move to Nashville to pursue a music career after graduating high school. However, at the age of 19 Luke lost his brother in a car accident, keeping him home with family. In 2007 when Luke did make it to Nashville he tried his hand at songwriting, penning Billy Currington’s No. 1 hit “Good Directions” and signing a record deal for himself. He saw success with his first single “All My Friends Say,” when it reached the Top 5 on the charts. He followed that up with “Do I,” which hit the No. 2 spot and “Rain Is a Good Thing,” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” kicking off a slew of consecutive No. 1 hits, which continues today.
Full Name: Thomas Luther Bryan
Hometown: Leesburg, Georgia
Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Top Selling Songs: “Country Girl (Shake If For Me),” “Drunk On You,” “That’s My Kind of Night”
Luke Bryan knows that when you have an audience of millions watching you on “American Idol,” you use that time to your advantage. The Georgia native chose to drop his brand new single, “Sunrise, Sunset, Sunburn” during the finale.
We all know that Luke Bryan has a great sense of humor. That’s evident when he comes into our living rooms Sunday nights during his stint on “American Idol.” But what is not as well known, is that his wife Caroline Bryan, is equally as funny.
As CMAFest draws closer, the Country Music Association is announcing more acts to take the stage during the four-day festival. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini and Dustin Lynch were tapped to be a part of the Artist of the Day sessions.
Mother’s day is the time when we are supposed to surprise our mom’s with special gifts. However, Luke Bryan is the one who got a special surprise with his mom, LeClaire, showed up on the Mother’s Day special of “American Idol.”