Luke Bryan and Wife Caroline Send Nephew Off To College: ‘It’s Time For Til To Fly’

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline are feeling a bit emotional this week after sending their nephew Til off to…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 3, 2020


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Luke Bryan, Til, Caroline Bryan; Photos via Instagram

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline are feeling a bit emotional this week after sending their nephew Til off to college in Georgia.

Caroline bid farewell to Til with a touching Instagram post, wishing him the best during his first year away from home.

“I left a big piece of my heart today in Georgia. Been dreading this day for years, but I guess it’s time for Til to fly,” she wrote. “Still can’t handle it right now! Good luck in college my sweet boy.”

Bryan quickly chimed in, admitting that he was missing Til already.

“I keep looking to see if his truck is parked next to mine,” the superstar wrote along with a crying face emoji.

Til and his sisters, Jordan and Kris, joined Luke and Caroline’s immediate family after their father, Ben Lee Cheshire, who was married to Bryan’s late sister, Kelly, passed away in 2014.

Luke and Caroline “never thought twice” about taking their nieces and nephew in and since then, they’ve grown even closer.

In July, Till took to Instagram to wish Luke a Happy Birthday, sharing a sweet message to the “One Margarita” singer.

“Happy birthday to my hunting, fishing partner, and best friend! Hope today’s a good one 44’s just a number love you,” he wrote.

After dropping Til off at college, Luke Bryan is now gearing up for another pinnacle moment: the release of his new album.

Out Friday (Aug. 7), Born Here, Live Here, Die Here features 10 tracks including “One Margarita,” “Knockin’ Boots” and “What She Wants Tonight.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.