Country superstar, Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, have a full house. The pair is currently raising their two sons, Thomas Boyer (“Bo”) Bryan, 15, and Tatum (“Tate”) Christopher Bryan, 12. Additionally, they adopted Bryan’s two nieces, Jordan, 27, and Kris, 24, and his nephew, Til, 21, after several family tragedies.
Between spending time with his family, being out on the road and working as judge on American Idol, finding a work-life balance can be a challenge for Bryan.
During a recent interview with ABC’s Kayna Whitorth, the Georgia native revealed that because he’s constantly being pulled in different directions, he’s learned to appreciate the small moments that come from being around his loved ones.
“I’ve always said I’m most happiest when I’m out on the road and my whole family’s out,” he shared. “It really feels good to be able to go play, and when you’re out there touring by yourself, you’re always kinda yearning for home a little bit. So whenever I can get the wife and my boys out, it’s really special.”
Growing up on his family’s peanut farm in South Georgia, Bryan learned to embrace the southern values that he’s carried with him into his career. In fact, he’s come to realize that being his most authentic self is what has drawn so many loyal country fans to him and his music over the years.
“I think it’s one of the most important elements of why I was able to become successful, when you look at manners and humility and being raised ‘yes sir,’ ‘yes, ma’am,’ ‘no, sir,’” he explained. “And I needed every angle I could get to get started in this business. But I think being raised, obviously, in Georgia, my parents just instilled being humble and a hard work ethic, you know?”
Now, he’s hoping to instill the same lessons of patience, kindness, and more in his own kids.
“I instill this in my children. I mean, we’re really on ’em about humility and manners and taking the high road and being polite and showing grace and forgiveness, and at the end of the day, trying to be one of the hardest workers out there.”
The “Knockin’ Boots” singer shared that along with being a role model to his kids, he strives to make a good impression on the fans he meets around the world. These experiences have taught him how to connect with his audience members on a deeper level, which is a lesson that is now being conveyed to the determined contestants that Bryan gets to mentor on Idol.
Season 21 of Idol premiered February 19, 2023, and marks the country star’s sixth season on the singing competition show. He is once again joined by fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
“It’s flown by,” Bryan revealed of his time on the show. “It’s been a real amazing journey.”
As the audition rounds come to an end, viewers are preparing to see even more from the talented artists who have graced the show this year in hopes of getting the chance to live out their dreams.
Once this season of Idol wraps up, Luke Bryan will return to the road for his headlining Country On Tour, which was named after his chart-topping single, “Country On.”
This 36-city trek will kick off on June 15 in Syracuse, New York, and continue across the U.S. with stops in Philadelphia, Denver, Nashville, Orlando, Charlotte, Raleigh, and more.
Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Conner Smith, Alana Springsteen, and Hailey Whitters will join Bryan in support alongside DJ Rock.
Before heading back on the road, he has a few more shows in Sin City for Luke Bryan: Vegas at Las Vegas Resorts World Theatre. This spring run will wrap up with performances on March 31 and April 1.
Luke Bryan Country On Tour
15 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
16 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
17- Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
23 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
13- Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
20 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
21- Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
22- Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
29- Denver, CO – Ball Arena
4- Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
5 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
10 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
13 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
17 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
25 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center
25 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
28 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
29 – Ft Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
30 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
5 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
6- Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena
7 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
13 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
26 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
27 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
28 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium