Who is Luke Bryan?

I remember when I first saw Luke Bryan.  It was June 2012 and I had the CMT Music Awards on in the background while I was simultaneously typing on my laptop.  I heard this beautiful voice, randomly looked up, and there he was. HI, THERE.

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He’s very handsome. And when I found out he was married and had two little boys, I just loved him more.  Here’s a country superstar, a family man, and, from what I’ve read, an overall super duper nice and deserving guy.  How can you not love him?  And he’s come a long way from his small town of Leesburg, Georgia to the Academy of Country Music “Entertainer of the Year.”


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Okay, it does not hurt that HE’S REALLY CUTE.

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And for my friends who have said, “Who is Luke Bryan?” (I know, right?), here are five facts about this country cutie.

1. His full name is Thomas Luther Bryan.

2. Luke was planning to move to Nashville to follow his dream of becoming a country music star.  But the night before he was about to leave, his older brother Chris died in a car accident.  He then chose to stay close to his family and attend Georgia Southern.  After graduation, he worked on his Dad’s peanut farm until his family finally persuaded him to move to Nashville in 2001.

3. Luke’s first big hit song was the hip-hop-inspired “Country Girl (Shake It for Me).”

4. His fan club is called The Nut House.

5. He has his wife Caroline’s name tattooed on his butt.

Finally, here’s Luke performing his brand new hit, “Crash My Party” on The TODAY Show this morning. It really made my Friday.  If you weren’t already a big fan (like me!), hopefully I successfully converted you.  Enjoy!