Unforgettable Moment: Luke Bryan Enlists 9-Year-Old Fan To Sing With Him At Toronto Concert

“That was my time to shine,” the young fan shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 27, 2023


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Luke Bryan, Jax; Photos Courtesy Nicole Underwood

Luke Bryan orchestrated the surprise of a lifetime for one of his youngest fans during a recent show in Toronto, Canada.

On Saturday, 17, Bryan made a stop at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage as part of his Country On Tour. During his set, he took note of one particular fan in the crowd who had been singing along all night long. 9-year-old Jax was attending his first-ever concert with his mom, dad, aunt and sister when suddenly, Bryan called him up on stage to help deliver the final song of the set, “That’s My Kind Of Night.”

A video shared on social media captured the heartfelt moment when Jax stood in front of 17,000 fans and effortlessly belted out the lyrics to the party anthem as the country star took him under his arm. 

“You could tell, he kind of like looked at him right away, and then I noticed every song he sang. He was kind of checking in,” his mom, Nicole, told CTV News.

While further recapping the events that unfolded, Jax explained, “he pointed at me and then got a security guard to come down and put me on stage.”

“And I was like, Oh my God. This is happening. This is happening,” Nicole said before Jax added, “that was my time to shine.”

Following the big night, Jax admitted to CTV News that since this was his first experience being in the audience of a major performance, he was under the impression that Bryan would only be singing one song. 

To his surprise, his favorite country singer delivered a full set. “I was singing to every song,” Jax said. 

Jax with Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy Nicole Underwood
Jax with Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy Nicole Underwood

While reporting on the story, the news outlet also shared a clip from a home video that revealed just how long Jax has been waiting to experience something like thing. The snippet showed him singing along with Bryan’s songs through a computer screen and trying to mimic the artist’s moves at just three years old. 

“He noticed Luke doing this in one part of the video,” Nicole said as she held up the “rock on” simple with her hands. “So he had to practice getting his fingers down and the proper ones up.”

Jax not only walked away with incredible bragging rights, but also an autographed Luke Bryan hat to commemorate the unforgettable night. 

Luke Bryan; Photo by Eder Acevedo
Luke Bryan; Photo by Eder Acevedo

Country On Tour

Named after Luke Bryan’s popular single, the 36-city Country On Tour launched with all sold-out shows in Syracuse, New York, Darien Center, New York and Toronto, Canada. Guest artists included Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Alana Springsteen and DJ Rock.

Throughout the remainder of the Country On tour, the “Prayin’ In A Deer Stand” singer has given opening guest slots to a select group of country’s rising stars including Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Conner Smith and Hailey Whitters.

Along with this run, Luke Bryan will also hit the road for his 14th annual Farm Tour

From September 14-23, the “One Margarita” singer will set up stages in the fields of farms in Shelbyville, KY, Millersport, OH, Colfax, IA, Brooklyn, WI, Eyota, MN. 

“One of the reasons we created these Farm Tour shows – to bring the big-city tour to the people,” Luke 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.”

Since it began in 2009, Bryan’s goal for this special tour has been to give back to various farm communities that reflect the one that raised him in Leesburg, G.A.

Luke Bryan is next scheduled to perform on July 6 in Wantagh, NY.

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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.