It's no shock that Luke Bryan is a huge star. He is the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year and has sold over seven million albums and 27 million singles.
He sat down with Katie Couric recently before one of his sold out shows on his Kick The Dust Up Tour, and talked about family, his breakout on the music scene, and his injuries. During the interview you can tell tell just how humble Luke is through all the stardom.
"I have pinch me moments every day. Heck, even sitting here with you is a pinch me moment," he says. Couric asked him what age he was when he realized he was talented. Luke, who is 39, joked, "55 maybe?"
"When I was a little kid, I remember singing a long to the radio. My mom, she'd make me sing some George Strait songs. And I was singing them in pitch, and I sounded pretty good doing it. But I would say about that high school age, late teens, I start feelin' like 'Hey, you know, people are enjoying me singing and hey, when you're gettin' called to sing at people's weddings, what more do you need?"
Luke says he dreams big, but never expected his career to turn out as big as it is.
He has always been very open about his family struggles and the pain of losing his brother, sister, brother-in-law, and taking in his nephew. Couric asked him if he thinks his audience and fans feel closer to him because he's been through tragedy.
Fans come up to him all the time telling him that they've lost family members and how seeing him talk about his losses, helps them deal with their own pain.
"He looked up at me and he had just lost his sister. He goes, 'Mr. Luke, do you have any advice on how to get over me losing my little sister?' And I started, I mean, I can't. It was one of the most powerful moments I've ever had as a human being. And my legacy could be somebody who plowed on, just took what you're given and try to just make life a really pretty thing. That's kind of how I approach it."
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