Luke Bryan opened up about the tragic loss of his brother in a new emotional interview before his hosting gig at the ACM Awards on Apr. 2nd that you have to see.
Luke Bryan shared some personal stories in an interview with TODAY’s Willie Geist on Apr. 2. The 40 year-old host for the Apr. 2nd Academy of Country Music awards opened up about the losing his older brother Chris when he was just 19 year-old. “It just totally rocked our family’s world, rocked my world,” he said.
Luke explained that it continues to make him grateful and want follow his passions. “It makes you appreciate chasing dreams, you know. You’re like, ‘Hey you get one go-round at this thing called life and it’s very fragile, so you better go after your dreams,'” he told Willie. Luke later suffered the death of his sister Kelly and then her husband also passed away in 2014. Luke and his wife Caroline took in their three kids. “It’s an amazingly emotionally tough moment,” Luke said, “watching these children navigating life without parents. We just want to be positive for them.”
Luke said he’s grateful to grow old as his wife has reminded him, “growing older is a privilege,” but joked “I love the wisdom of 40, but I’m not sure I love the sore knees at the end of show.” He still acknowledged how lucky he has been despite the tragedies he has faced. “With all the stiff that’s happened to me and my family, I think it’s important for me to inspire people that ‘you’ve had some bumps in the road, but you still try to walk through your daily life pretty optimistic and having a blast with.'”
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