Grab the tissues because this new Luke Bryan song is bound to make you tear up.
The country superstar shared a brand new track with fans on Friday (Aug. 6) to coincide with the premiere of his brand new docuseries, Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary.
The track, dubbed “Songs You Never Heard,” is an sentimental tribute to Bryan’s late brother, Chris, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1996 when he was just 26 years old. Co-written by Bryan, Luke Laird and Josh Osborne, “Songs You Never Heard” was written in honor of Chris, who was one of Bryan’s biggest supporters as he pushed the Georgia native to pursue his musical dreams. They shared a love of country music and often listened to artists such as Clint Black, George Strait and Keith Whitley when they spent time together.
The heartfelt song finds Bryan reminiscing on his brother and the times they shared together listening to the radio. As he thinks back to happier times, he also imagines that Chris is there to enjoy songs like Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” and shares how he can picture Chris there next to him singing “a little off key.”
“Killing time singing “Killin’ Time”/ It was the soundtrack of our lives/ Chasing girls and growing up/ A lot about living, a little ’bout love/ Time marches on, there’s a lot of new/ Music and memories we’d be drinking to/ I think about it and I laugh until it hurts/ ‘Cause I can hear you singing along/ To songs you never heard,” Bryan emotionally sings on the chorus.
Though Bryan’s songwriting skills are often looked over, this is a good reminder of just how deep his talent runs.
Click above to listen to “Songs You Never Heard.”
Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary is streaming now on IMDB TV.
The five-part docuseries allows viewers to get up close and personal with a side of the “Crash My Party” singer that has never been shown before. In a compilation of original home videos, interviews and personal footage, the country singer shares the ups and downs that led to his unprecedented success.