- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $120 000 000
- Salary: $42 500 000
- Ethnicity: English, Irish
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Tommy Bryan
- Mothers name: LeClaire Bryan
- Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Eye color: Brown
- Lucky number: 6
- Lucky stone: Moonstone
- Lucky color: Silver
- Match marriage: married
Luke Bryan: biography
Luke Bryan is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is one of the most popular singers of the current generation who achieved much of his fame with his sensational music. Luke's career path was not easy due to the loss of two close people. But despite the difficulties, he managed to achieve overwhelming success in his music career.
Childhood and youth
Luke Bryan (full name Thomas Luther Bryan) was born as in Leesburg, Georgia. His mother's name is LeClaire. His father, Tommy Bryan, was a peanut farmer.
Luke wasn't the only child in the family: he had an elder brother Chris and an elder sister Kelly. Unfortunately, Chris died in a car accident when Luke was 19 years old. Another tragedy occurred in 2007; his sister, Kelly, suddenly died at home. The cause of her death wasn't revealed.
As a kid, Luke was an adorable little boy who was raised in the countryside. He was planning to go to Nashville and get an education there. However, after the tragedy struck his family, Luke decided to stay close to his relatives. He began his studies at the Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
In 1999, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Before his music career, Bryan worked at his father's farm, but his father didn't want Luke's talent to go to waste. He told his son to pack up all his belongings and to take up his career. Luke moved to Nashville in 2007, following the advice of his father. From tragedy to triumph, Bryan made his success in a worldwide music scene.
Upon arrival in Nashville, Luke joined a publishing house. His first song was the title track of Travis Tritt's 2004 album My Honky Tonk History.
After that Bryan started to work with the Capitol Nashville, a major United States-based record label. Luke became a co-writer of Billy Currington’s single Good Directions. The track went big and peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2007.
Along with producer Jeff Stevens, Bryan wrote All My Friends Say, his debut single, that immediately conquered the hearts of the listeners.
In August 2007, Bryan released his debut studio album I'll Stay Me, which also gained many good reviews.
On March 10, 2009, an EP titled Spring Break with All My Friends came out. After the album, the singer presented his fourth single Do I in May 2009. The song became extremely popular and was placed on the second position on the Hot Country Songs Chart.
In October 2009, Bryan came up with his second album Doin’ My Thing. The album comprised of his single Do I and a cover of OneRepublic's Apologize.
On February 26, 2010, Bryan released his second EP Spring Break 2...Hangover Edition with three new songs.
On February 25, 2011, a year after his second EP, Luke released his third EP called Spring Break 3...It's a Shore Thing.
On March 14, 2011, Bryan followed his third EP with his seventh single Country Girl (Shake It For Me), which became one of the top songs in the country music charts.
The third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines was put out in August, 2011. All of its three new singles I Don't Want This Night to End, Drunk on You, and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye entered top 10 hits.
In January 2013, Bryan announced his first compilation album, Spring Break...Here to Party, which included 14 songs.
In August 2013, Bryan came up with his fourth studio album Crash My Party, the title track of which took the first position in music charts. The most popular tracks of this album are: That's My Kind of Night, Drink A Beer, and Play It Again. On July 14, 2014, the song Roller Coaster, the album's fifth single, reached number one on the Country Airplay chart.
In May 2015, Bryan came up with his fifth studio album Kill the Lights. This work was a huge success because all the six singles from the album became hits.
In 2016, during the 50 years celebration of the CMA Awards, the singer was one of the 30 artists to sing such smash hits as Forever Country, Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You. The same year the singer was offered to appear in the music show American Idol as a judge, and although it was a new experience for him, Luke coped well with his new role.
In February 2017, Luke Bryan was invited to sing off the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston.
In December, 2017, after the release of his new single Light It Up, Luke dropped his fourth album, What Makes You Country.
In September, 2018, the singer performed at Wrigley Field Saturday, along with special guests Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and DJ Rock.
In May, 2019, Bryan and country music star Blake Shelton has joined the team of directors of the new Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. The singers performed in support of the state’s wildlife conservation. Luke and Blake have a lot in common professionally and are known to be good friends.
In June, 2019, Luke Bryan hit the road on the Sunset Repeat Tour. This tour started on May 31 in Philadelphia and included a stop in Cincinnati, at Riverbend Music Center.
The country singer had an incredible performance at Hersheypark Stadium on June 6, 2019, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The upcoming shows include the concert Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, the U.S., which will be held on 13 July 2019. Luke Bryan is also coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. The singer will appear there on August 2 together with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston.
Among upcoming events, there is the 2019 Farm Tour. The country superstar will perform in rural areas in late September and early October, in between his other 2019 tour stops.
In addition to his 2019 Farm Tour shows, Luke will go for his 2019 Sunset Repeat Tour.
In 1998, Luke Bryan met his future wife, Caroline Boyer, when he was a student. In December, 2006, Luke and Caroline married. They are parents of two sons, Thomas and Tatum Bryan.
In 2007, the couple faced real difficulties. Bryan's older sister Kelly died at home for an unknown reason. In 2014, Kelly's husband Ben Lee Cheshire died, so Luke and his wife began taking care of their nephew Brooks and their nieces Kris and Jordan. The singer felt a big responsibility and tried to be a good parent role for the kids.
Luke is keen on hunting and outdoors. He also is a co-owner of the brand Buck Commander, sister company of Duck Commander, which specializes in hunting merchandise.
The singer is sometimes compared with 90s MTV cartoon heavy metal fan Butthead from Beavis and Butthead. When he retweeted this side by side photo of himself and Butthead, it immediately spread on the Internet and became a hilarious meme.
The musician is an active user of Instagram, where he has over 5 million of followers, and Twitter with over 9,5 millions of readers.
According to the 2019 information, the singer has a net worth estimated at approximately $120 million.
The musician is a supporter of numerous charities: the City of Hope and the Red Cross. Bryan supports such causes as AIDS and HIV, cancer, children's disaster relief, health, and human rights. The singer had many difficulties in his life, but he was able to cope with them. Luke believes that love and support can save many lives.
- 2007: I'll Stay Me
- 2009: Doin' My Thing
- 2011: Tailgates & Tanlines
- 2013: Crash My Party
- 2015: Kill the Lights
Awards and nominations
- Academy of Country Music Awards, 2010
- CMT Music Awards, 2010
- Country Music Association Awards, 2011
- Teen Choice Awards, 2011
- CMT Music Awards, 2012
- American Music Awards, 2012
- American Country Awards, 2012
- CMT Music Awards, 2013
- American Music Awards, 2013
- American Music Awards, 2014
- American Country Countdown Awards, 2014
- CMA Awards, 2015
- Canadian Country Music Association, 2015
- iHeartRadio Music Awards, 2016
- Billboard Music Awards, 2016
- CMT Music Awards, 2017