Luke Bryan Jokes About His Mom’s Spending Habits, Says He’s ‘Blessed’ to Look After Her

The country superstar doesn’t mind it when his mom goes shopping on his dime.


Madeleine O’Connell

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February 10, 2023

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Luke Bryan, Mom LeClaire; Photo Courtesy Luke Bryan

It’s no secret that Luke Bryan and his mom, LeClaire, have a close relationship. She shows support for her son by attending his shows, appearing in his music videos, and helping spend his hard-earned money.

During a previous interview with ET Canada, Bryan shared that she spends “a lot,” but he doesn’t mind because it’s his way of saying thanks for all she’s done for him over the years. He joked that chances are, she won’t be getting cut off from his accounts anytime soon.

“You know what, I can attempt, but she has a lot of external sources to, you know, get around,” he said. “She knows my business manager’s number, she knows my manager’s number, my booking agent, my wife’s, assistants – she gets credit cards no matter what.”

LeClaire’s purchases usually include “nick-nacks, collectibles, Starbursts, cigarettes,” according to Bryan, back in March of 2022, she took things a bit further with a big shopping spree to Publix.  She took to Instagram to share what happens when she’s given her son’s credit card. In the video, she showed off all the various flowers she bought and said, “I got off track, I got big off track.”

“She got my credit card and went and loaded up – yeah, she spent a lot,” Bryan joked. “She has fun and as long as she can be out in the yard, whatever, you know how you do. As a son, I’ve been really blessed to be able to look after my momma like she looked after me.”

Reminiscing on his childhood, Bryan described the admiration and respect he had for his momma. He would watch her read the bible in her designated TV room and take note of the small things like how she was “underlining little letters and passages.” Although she seems like a fun, carefree mom now, Bryan explained that growing up he was definitely taught the difference between right and wrong.

“I just learned love from her, I mean I learned tough love. When I did something wrong, I got dealt with and when I do something right, I got loved on. I knew my mother wasn’t my friend, I knew she was my mother. So, she’s kind of taught me how to be nursing and loving and scratch the backs and all that.”

Now the “Praying’ In A Deer Stand” singer carries on some of the same traditions and lessons that his mom instilled in him with his own family.

“When I was sick, she always got me banana popsicles, so now I try to get my kids banana popsicles when they have a stomach bug.”

Luke Bryan and Family; Photo via Instagram
Luke Bryan and Family; Photo via Instagram

Although he can’t be with his mom all the time, he still keeps her in his thoughts, especially on Mother’s Day. On this day dedicated to moms everywhere, Bryan previously shared a message to his mom that was both hilarious and heartfelt.

“Mother’s Day is always a special day and hopefully wherever you’re at momma, you’re spending some of my money.”

The country star is currently enjoying an extended run in Las Vegas for Luke Bryan: Vegas at Resorts World Theatre. He will continue to show off his impressive stage presence in Vegas for two more nights in February, and then return for several more dates in March and April.

Once he wraps up his Las Vegas residency, Luke Bryan will hit the road for his summer headlining trek. The Country On Tour is set to kick off on June 15 in Syracuse, New York, and will visit 36 cities across the U.S. with stops in major markets like 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 on the run alongside DJ Rock. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.