Luke Bryan’s Mom LeClaire Issues ‘Big Time’ Fishing Challenge To His Son Bo

LeClaire’s hilarious response came after Bo caught a 10 lb. bass.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 9, 2023


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Luke Bryan, Son Bo, Mom LeClaire; Photos via Instagram

Luke Bryan’s mom LeClaire challenged her 15-year-old grandson, Thomas Boyer “Bo” Bryan, to a fishing competition after he caught a 10-pound bass.

On Monday (May 8), the “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” singer took to social media to welcome his son to “the 10 pound club.” 

Luke shared a photo of himself alongside Bo, who is seen holding a massive 10 pound bass. The country hitmaker tagged 4x Bassmaster Classic Champion Kevin VanDam, hit songwriter Dallas Davidson and his property manager, Troy Goldsby, in the photo.

Luke’s mom LeClaire quickly took to the comments to provoke a friendly fishing duel.

“Way to go Bo. When I get there it will be on big time. Competition fishing and you ain’t taking my rig,” LeClaire wrote. 

Bo isn’t the first member of the Bryan family to join the “10 pound club,” as in February his son Tatum “Tate” Christopher Bryan scored a 12-pounder. 

“Took me 45 years to break 10 pounds. Tate did it in 12,” Luke captioned a photo at the time.

In June of 2022, Luke Bryan caught his first fish that weighed in over 10 pounds. 

“I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment. 11.6 baby,” Luke wrote alongside a video. 

LeClaire is an avid fisherman and often shares photos and videos of her fishing adventures in Florida. 

In March of 2021, LeClaire won a private fishing tournament, beating her longtime friend Doug.

“First fishing tournament of season. Me and Doug catching sand trout at canal. I won 8 to 7. Private tournament,” LeClaire said.

Bo celebrated another life milestone recently when he got his learner’s permit. Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, celebrated the moment on Instagram with a video fo Bo in the driver’s seat. 

“Bo Bryan just got his driver’s permit. Some of y’all might want to take the bus for a while! 🤡 🚘 Here we go!!,”” she wrote. 

LeClaire commented on the post with a key piece of advice for the new driver. 

“Just please watch the other drivers that’s the key. Proud of you,” she wrote.

Luke Bryan recently shared his brand-new single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” a tune co-written by Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem and Geoff Warburton. 

Co-produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” will serve as his new single and is set to impact Country radio on May 15.

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Additionally, the five-time Entertainer Of The Year will kick off his Country On Tour on June 15 in Syracuse, New York. The trek, which runs through October 28, will visit 36 cities across the United States with stops in Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte, 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.

Later this year, Luke Bryan will take to the road for his 14th annual Farm Tour, which is set to run from September 14 through September 23. The trek will find Bryan visiting five farms, including Mulberry Orchard (Shelbyville, KY), Miller Family Farm (Millersport, OH), Schnell Family Farms (Colfax, IA), Klondike Farms (Brooklyn, WI) and Gar-Lin Dairy LLC (Eyota, MN).

The Georgia native will add a special guest to The Farm Tour at a later date.

Luke Bryan; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Luke Bryan; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

“One of the reasons we created these Farm Tour shows – to bring the big-city tour to the people,” Bryan explained in a press release. “These nights are one-of-a-kind and we really enjoy getting to know the farmers and their families, love the whole atmosphere of playing on these incredible farms and watching entire communities come together and get excited about these shows.”

Additionally, Luke Bryan is currently serving as a judge on American Idol for the sixth consecutive season alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. 

See a full list of Luke Bryan’s upcoming tour dates below.

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

Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2023


14 – Shelbyville, KY – Mulberry Orchard

15 – Millersport, OH – Miller Family Farm

21 – Colfax, IA – Schnell Family Farms

22 – Brooklyn, WI – Klondike Farms

23 – Eyota, MN – Gar-Lin Dairy LLC

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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.