Luke Bryan Brought To Tears Over Tate’s Birthday Surprise

“I’m literally crying,” Bryan says in the emotional video.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 11, 2020


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Luke Bryan Family; Photos via Instagram

Luke Bryan’s youngest son, Tatum “Tate” Christopher received the ultimate birthday surprise and it brought the country superstar to tears.

Bryan’s nephew, Til, returned home from college to surprise Tate for his 10th birthday. While his wife, Caroline, set up the surprise, telling Tate, “There is one little surprise for your birthday,” Til comes around the corner as Tate runs toward him. Til scoops the birthday boy up and hugs him tight as Tate tightens his grip around Til’s neck.

“Oh buddy, I missed you,” Til tells Tate as Bryan confesses, “I’m literally crying” as he watches on.

The “One Margarita” singer shared a video of the touching moment on Instagram, writing, “Omg. I’m crying. Tate just got his 10th birthday surprise. Til!!! Happy birthday buddy. 😭”

Caroline also shared a clip of the emotional moment on Instagram and went on to admit she needs “a bottle of rosé” to cope with all of the emotions she’s feeling.

Luke and Caroline bid farewell to Til earlier this month when he left their home to attend college in Georgia.

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.

Luke Bryan’s new album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE, is available now.

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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.