Luke Bryan may be one of the most bouncy and cheery artists in country music today, but he has unquestionably been through more than his share of difficult times.
Coming from a close-knit family, the singer and judge on American Idol suffered a blow that was extremely difficult to bear when his brother Chris and sister Kelly passed away suddenly when they were still young.
In an interview that took place in 2021 with Today’s Willie Geist in anticipation of the release of his docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, he discussed his brothers and the emotional anxiety that was induced by talking about them at times.
When asked about the demise of his older brother, he replied, “When Chris went away, it was tragic because no one was more fired up about me moving to Nashville than he was.” He was referring to the fact that he had moved to Nashville.
Willie questioned Luke on whether there was any reluctance involved in talking through everything, and Luke responded as follows: “When you start talking about the deaths of your siblings, you almost get an anxious feeling about having to tell people about the awful parts of your life.
The country artist continued by saying, “But then, I remember that there are individuals out there that have gone through same experiences that I have,” and he became upset while he was doing so.
“And in the end, what we’re trying to do is convey the narrative, or as we like to call it, my dirt road diary,”
Luke and his wife Caroline took up their three nieces and nephews as their own after the death of Luke’s brother-in-law from a heart attack seven years after the death of Luke’s sister.
The Crash My Party singer was asked about his state of mind in an interview with Billboard in 2018, and he discussed his reaction to the awful occurrences.
He said, “I’m generally a really happy person.” “Because of the tragedy that our family has experienced, I now have a deeper understanding for the value and precarious nature of life.
“And you can bet that I bring that frame of mind to my performances, and even to the way that I interact with people on a daily basis. When I meet new people, I want them to walk away thinking, “That person doesn’t have a bad day.” I want them to be impressed by me.”