WATCH: Tearful Reunion Unfolds On Luke Bryan’s Concert Stage As Military Husband Surprises Wife

“Glad to be a part of this reunion,” the singer shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 20, 2023


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Luke Bryan; Photos via Instagram

Luke Bryan recently pulled off an incredible surprise when he reunited a military husband and his wife during the kick-off weekend of his Country On Tour

On Friday, June 16, the country star hit the stage in Darien Center, N.Y for what started off as a normal show. However, in the midst of his set, he began calling out to a fan in the crowd named Shannon. While looking out into the sea of people, he points to one woman in particular and calls her up on stage.

As the excited fan makes her way to Bryan’s side, he explained, “Shannon’s husband has been fighting overseas for a couple of years and I want to get her to help me.”


The pair shared a hug before Bryan went on to deliver the opening lines of his patriotic fan-favorite, “Country On.” With tears of joy in her eyes, Shannon was still unaware of the surprise that was about to unfold before her. Then suddenly, her husband made his way onto the stage wearing his Military uniform.

A Heartwarming Moment

The lovebirds embraced as Bryan strummed his guitar and the crowd cheered in excitement.

Sharing the video to social media, Bryan wrote, “Glad to be a part of this reunion. 🇺🇸 #CountryOn.”

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

“Country On” marks Luke’s 30th No. 1 single, which closed out the 2022 charts as the final No. 1 of the year. This was followed by the release of his new single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand,” a party anthem that raced its way up the charts, earning the Top 25 spot. 

Written by Chase McGill, Matt Dragstrem, and Geoff Warburton, and produced by Jeff Stevens and co-produced by Jody Stevens, the song gives fans a taste of a highly anticipated forthcoming album from Bryan.

From the moment the guitar riff intensifies and the drum beats grow louder in the chorus, the listener gets an earful of an upbeat, carefree sound that was made for a window’s down drive in the warm weather. 

He sings, “But I got a beer in my hand, and I got it raised up high / I ain’t got a give in my damn right, I can do this all night / Country done came to town, this town don’t stand a chance / I’ll holler at the ladies, dancing like crazy, new Luccheses, fresh up out the deer stand / Feeling this high, wasn’t part of my plan / Wasn’t even gonna try / But I got a beer in my hand.”


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On Tour Now

Named after his 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 2023. 

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. Special guests will be announced at a later time.

“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.

The next stop on Luke Bryan’s tour schedule is June 23 in Philadelphia, PA.

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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.