Luke Bryan On Balancing Work And Family: ‘I’ll Probably Slow It Down’
Luke Bryan recently revealed that he may be spreading himself too thin between his professional career which keeps him busy…
Luke Bryan and Family; Photo via Instagram
Luke Bryan recently revealed that he may be spreading himself too thin between his professional career which keeps him busy out on the road, and his personal life which draws him back home.
Finding a balance between these two sides of his life is turning out to be even more of a challenge for the country star now that the kids in his household are getting older and have their own slew of activities to keep up with.
Bryan shares his two sons, 12-year-old Tatum Christopher and 14-year-old Thomas “Bo” Boyer with wife Caroline Boyer Bryan, and acts as a guardian to his nephew, Til Cheshire, and two nieces, Jordan and Kris.
“Yesterday, I left the house. We were having an event at my house, and I ran to see three-quarters of Bo’s game, two-quarters of Tate’s game and ran back into the house to finish the event,” Bryan exclusively told E! News.
As the bustling pace continues at home, the “Country On” singer explained that he may have to take a step back about from life as a public figure to be there for his family, especially as the kids enter the next phase of their education.
“If it’s a busy day, we’re moving and trying to get through each week, but I’ll probably slow it down a little bit as the boys get into high school and want to play even more sports.”
While maintaining his successful music career is important for Bryan, being there for his family is also a strong focal point of his. Even if it’s only for one day, he often tries to go the extra mile to spend some quality time out in nature with his kids and celebrate any special occasions that come their way.
“It’s a tremendous challenge navigating this career and everything that goes with it,” Bryan told the outlet honestly. “You just have to make personal goals to get home and move. There are a lot of nights that I travel through the night just to try to be there one day to hang with the boys.”
While it might be difficult to spend that time apart, Bryan explained that his family understands that his busy schedule is a big part of what it takes to be a country superstar, and they “appreciate it.”
“The boys and our family understand that it’s a pretty amazing life we get to live because of our blessings and getting to do country music as a form of work,” Bryan shared. “The boys appreciate it.”
Have no fear, the Georgia native won’t be completely abandoning the career anytime soon. He has plenty on his calendar for the remainder of the year, including serving as a co-host with former NFL star Peyton Manning at the 2022 CMA Awards.
After “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” Luke Bryan will head back to Sin City to continue his Las Vegas Residency at the Resorts World Theatre.
In 2023, he’ll return to his judging seat for Season 21 of American Idol, alongside fellow castmates Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
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.