Luke Bryan Quote:
Luke Bryan grew up in the small town of Leesburg, Georgia, where his father worked as a peanut farmer.
Country music was an instant obsession for him. After getting his first guitar at age 14, Bryan quickly began playing in public and writing his own songs.
Death of Brother:
After graduating from high school, Bryan planned to move to Nashville and try to make it in the music industry. But on the eve of moving day, his older brother Chris died in a car accident.
Luke decided that remaining with his family was more important than going to Music City. He went to college at nearby Georgia Southern University, but hadn't given up on music. He continued to hone his skills by playing in local venues with his band.
Succcess as a Recording Artist:
Luke Bryan's debut album I'll Stay Me appeared in 2007, and was in general well-received. He co-wrote all but one song, and the singles "All My Friends Say" and "Country Man" each broke into the country top 10.
He improved on that performance when he released his sophomore record Doin' My Thing in 2009. The single "Rain is a Good Thing" sailed to number one on the Billboard country charts, and the album sold over a half million copies.
Number One Country Hits:
- "Rain Is a Good Thing" (2010)
- "Someone Else Calling You Babe" (2010)
- "I Don't Want This Night to End" (2011)
- "Drunk on You" (2012)
- "That's My Kind of Night" (2013)