WATCH: Luke Bryan and Vince Gill Share Full-Circle Moment During Jam Session At The Brett Boyer Foundation Event

Luke Bryan shared a full circle with Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill during The Brett Boyer Foundation Invitational…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 16, 2022

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Vince Gill, Luke Bryan; Photo via Instagram

Luke Bryan shared a full circle with Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill during The Brett Boyer Foundation Invitational charity golf tournament on Monday (Aug. 15). 

The superstars performed together on Monday evening following the day’s festivities on the golf course. In the midst of a jam session that included a cover of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy,” Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” Vince Gill’s “Liza Jane” and “Whenever You Come Around,” Jason Aldean’s “Night Train,” and more, Bryan shared the story of when he first met Gill. 

“Somebody said this man was sitting in that boutique in there and we walked in there and I shook his hand and he was the first country music celebrity I ever met,” Bryan said from the stage. “You know what he did? He stood up, shook my hand and then so many years later we get to sit on a stage like this and have fun in a true musician organic, not playing fashion, which is what music ought to be. Badass shit right there and that does not happen in hip hop!”

See the fifth slide in the below post to Bryan’s recollection of first meeting Gill.

Bryan and Gill were joined by Neil Thrasher, Mitch Rossell, Shane Minor, among others, for the performance. 

Bryan also performed Billy Currington’s “Good Directions,” a song that he co-wrote with Rachel Thibodeau that is the third and final single from Currington’s 2005 album, Doin’ Somethin’ Right.

Caroline Bryan, HARDY, social media influencers Mallory Ervin and Ivey Childers, Tennessee Titans PA Announcer Matt Rogers, and more were also in attendance. 

The event, which took place at The Grove Golf Course in College Grove, Tennessee, was in support of The Brett Boyer Foundation. The foundation was created in honor of Sadie Brett Boyer, who was the daughter of Ellen and Bo Boyer and niece of Luke and Caroline Bryan. Brett had down syndrome and battled a congenital heart defect (CHD) for seven months before she sadly passed away. 

“Brett’s heart disease diagnosis was a bit different, it’s hard to find a positive light on hearing your baby will have to have open heart surgery to survive. Fortunately for most, an AVSD (atrioventricular septal defect) is repairable 97% of the time. Unfortunately, we were in the 3%,” Ellen and Bo shared on the official Brett Boyer Foundation website. “But our strong baby girl fought hard, and so did the incredible team at Vanderbilt who loved her dearly.” 

After losing Brett, the couple made it their mission to support CHD research while spreading the love of down syndrome.  

“What we witnessed in our 100-day stay in the hospital were doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, social workers, transplant teams, sonographers, phlebotomists, and many more fighting to give our girl more options. We believe in these people and their mission. We believe they can revolutionize the world of cardiac surgery, and plan to help them fulfill their God-given talents to our utmost ability.”

Donations to the Brett Boyer Foundation can be made by clicking HERE.

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