Luke Bryan Reflects on Hard-Earned Success and Late Career Start in Candid Interview
Luke Bryan Reflects on Hard-Earned Success and Late Career Start in Candid Interview

Luke Bryan has been candid about his strong work ethic.

While in an interview with People magazine, the country singer explained how he’s worked hard to get where he is now.

“For most of my career I went up there going, I got to prove myself. So it’s liberating and gratifying to just go, I am what I am,” the 47-year-old told the publication. “I earned it the old-fashioned way, working my butt off. A lot of people have propped me up and helped me along the way, and I hope they can enjoy the ride too.”

Brian’s road to the top hasn’t been an easy one, which explains his strong commitment to sharing positivity in light of his achievements.

The artist, who began her musical journey as a teenager, initially intended to relocate to Nashville in her early 20s to pursue a music career. However, his plans were derailed when his older brother Chris tragically died in a car accident at the age of 26.

“When I was younger, I wouldn’t have really known who I was as an artist. Back then I was just singing other people’s songs and trying to figure out what I want to be,” Luke Bryan says.

“Now I know the main thing is to do your best to tell your story in the most authentic and relatable way,” Bryan added. “I can’t go back and question any of the stars or fate at how it all shaped out. I look back, and I’m proud of my climb to get here.”

The American Idol judge also shared that he believes starting his career later than expected was ultimately a positive thing.

“I look back and I’m proud about the whole climb to get here. I had plans to move to Nashville at 20 years old and my brother passed away and I think at 20, I would have processed it all a lot differently, with a lot less maturity,” Luke Bryan explained. “And so I think when I moved to Nashville when I was 25, I could read people better, I could navigate the shady crowd.”

Luke Bryan shared “I’m able to take memories from college, from spring breaks to fraternity parties, football games, that I’m able to put that into my work,” Luke Bryan explained having more life experiences before starting his career, admitting he has “a broad perspective of life from hard work to having tremendous loss.”

The Play It Again star is currently on a nationwide US tour which will end in Las Vegas on January 6, 2024.

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