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Luke, His Family, His Music and His Politics

Luke, His Family, His Music and His Politics

Luke Bryan’s family has gone through lots of tragedies in the past several years he has lost both of his siblings and recently has just lost his brother-in-law. His three teenagers were without a home so Luke and his wife took them. The teenager’s father, Ben Lee Cheshire had died last November and recently Luke has been more open to talking about these changes in his life.

Luke told Billboard that “You don’t want to sound like you love having them so much that you’re glad it’s the situation, but we’re honored to be doing what we feel was the right thing,”

Bryan and Caroline Boyer, his wife, have two children already who are much younger then there cousins, but considered having more children in the house a blessing. Bryan and his wife keep trying to stay positive on the situation, given the success Luke has already seen and also that he has the ability to take in more children.

“So many people get record deals in Nashville, and they don’t ever get an album,” he explained to Billboard. “So I just hang on to the positive and wake up every day grinding.”

The 39-year old also talked about his music career and how he has been criticized for writing and performing too simple of songs.

“I’ve heard people say I do ‘frat-boy music,'” he confesses. “At some point, me singing about frat party themes is just not going to be realistic. But if I look like a weird old dude up onstage, I’ll be the first one to come to that realization.”

As someone that has grown up in the south in on a family farm and living the country boy life he also explained his opinion on the confederate flag controversy and what it has meant to him.

“Where I grew up, I never understood the Confederate flag to be a negative thing. But if the Ku Klux Klan is going to walk around and turn the Confederate flag into their deal… It’s become a symbol of racism to a majority of people. And we live in a country where we have to listen to people’s opinions and work it out.”

Since all of the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag has amplified because of its relation to the tragic shootings at a church in Charleston South Carolina other starts our coming out with their own options. Charlie Daniels explained his frustrations with the situation.

“I was born in 1936, a mere 71 years after the Civil War ended, when the South was looked upon by what seemed to be a majority of the Northern states as an inbred, backward, uneducated, slow-talking and slower-thinking people, with low morals and a propensity for incest,” Daniels says. “… The Confederate battle flag was a sign of defiance, a sign of pride, a declaration of a geographical area that you were proud to be from. That’s all it is to me and all it ever has ever been to me.”

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