Luke Bryan’s Ups and Downs Over the Years






Luke Bryan has seen unbelievable success within the highlight — whereas concurrently coping with unimaginable lows.

The nation star has suffered by means of a number of losses in his life: his brother, Chris Bryan, died in a automobile accident within the ‘90s; a number of years later, his sister, Kelly Bryan, handed away in 2007. Kelly’s husband, Ben Lee Cheshire, died in 2014. Luke and his spouse, Caroline Bryan — who’ve two kids of their very own — took in Kelly and Cheshire’s three youngsters after the devastating lack of their mother and father.

“We by no means thought twice about it,” Caroline shared on Good Morning America in 2017. “You understand, it was by no means one thing that he and I needed to sit down and discuss. ‘Ought to we take this on?’ We simply did that.”

Three years later, Luke sang his spouse’s praises, marveling at how she cares for his or her youngsters, nieces and nephew.

“Simply the duties of our youngsters and our household has actually prolonged with our nieces, [Jordan and Chris], and our nephew, [Til], the logistics of her having to speak to 5 kids a day, it’s superb. It’s one thing to behold,” he completely instructed Us Weekly.

Hold scrolling to see Luke’s ups and downs through the years:

Household Tragedies

The Bryan household has suffered the losses of Luke’s brother, sister and brother-in-law in addition to the demise of Caroline’s toddler niece in February 2017.

Luke Bryan-s Ups and Downs Over the Years

Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer attend the 56th Annual CMA Awards, 2022.
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Luke’s Marriage to Caroline — And the Household They Created

The school sweethearts tied the knot in 2006 and welcomed son Thomas two years later. Caroline gave beginning to son Tatum in 2010. (The couple additionally took in Luke’s nieces and nephew following the deaths of their mother and father.)

“She’s an incredible help as a result of we’ve earned it collectively,” Luke completely instructed Us in 2020 about his spouse. “Once we first bought married, she was the breadwinner for a lot of, a few years, so she was supporting me. Now we’re in an entire different part, thank God!”

5-Time Entertainer of the Yr

The “Knockin’ Boots” artist has nabbed the highest prize on the Academy of Nation Music Awards (ACMs) 3 times: in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He’s additionally obtained the respect twice on the Nation Music Affiliation Awards (CMAs), in 2015 and once more in 2021.

‘American Idol’ Choose

Luke joined American Idol as a decide in 2018 alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

Luke Bryan-s Ups and Downs Over the Years

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on ‘American Idol’.

Crash My Playa Brings the Dustin Lynch Drama

Luke kicked off his debut nation music pageant — Crash My Playa — in 2015. The annual occasion guarantees a number of days of performances from an array of nation artists on the seaside in Mexico.

Whereas the fan-filled vacay brings concertgoers again yr after yr, some followers took offense to Luke’s introduction of Dustin Lynch in January 2022.

“Nobody has drank extra liquor, nobody has vomited extra, nobody has taken extra medicine, nobody has taken extra IVs, nobody has handed extra STD assessments than this subsequent gentleman,” Luke mentioned on stage. He later addressed the backlash by way of social media.

“Dustin Lynch is one in all my dearest mates on the planet. Nobody respects him greater than I do, and that evening at Playa … my introduction of him was full sarcasm. These phrases that I used have been so absurd, I figured all people would take it as sarcasm. Clearly, some folks didn’t,” he mentioned by way of his Instagram Story. “I’ve spoke to Dustin, I really like him, he and I are all good, and I apologize to anyone that doesn’t perceive my humor and sarcasm.”

Luke Bryan-s Ups and Downs Over the Years

Luke Bryan performs at Bridgestone Area on August 12, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Ron DeSantis Controversy

Luke confronted main backlash after bringing controversial Florida governor Ron DeSantis on stage in 2022. The singer hit again by way of Twitter on the time, defending his reasoning for bringing the “polarizing” politician on stage.

“I sometimes don’t reply to stuff once I’m getting run down on a social platform however right here’s the deal. I perceive Governor Desantis is a really polarizing determine. However I grew up in a rustic the place if a governor asks you if they will come and lift consciousness to assist victims of a pure catastrophe you assist,” he wrote, referring to the destruction Hurricane Ian had on the southern state.

“I’ve usually stayed out of politics all through my profession,” Luke added. “I knew folks would chatter about this however for me the extra vital piece was If I’m going to return again there just a few weeks after a big portion of individuals have been affected by a pure catastrophe in a state the place folks have been good to me this felt proper.”

Canceled Live shows

Luke was pressured to cancel three exhibits in three days in August 2023, explaining to followers by way of Twitter that he might “hardly even discuss” after struggling a foul chilly. After struggling by means of his subsequent two performances, Luke needed to cancel one more live performance as a result of he was “setting my voice again” at each present.

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