Luke Bryan certainly has his priorities in order. He may love singing, “Drunk on You” but the bottom line is he’s “drunk” on his family.
Luke’s wife Caroline and their boys Bo, 4, and Tate, 2, are the most important part of this singer’s career, and he takes being a father and husband very seriously.
He even knew early on he was destined to marry Caroline.
“It took me eight seconds to figure it out and it took her about eight years to figure it out,” said Luke to The Boot at a recent event. “I had to drink a lot before I could go talk to her, but I did. Somehow I managed to ease over there and somewhat be charming. It was one of those situations for me, it was like, ‘Who is that and how do I go talk to her? And, yep, I’m going to marry that girl.’ It all happened right there at Dingus Magees, in Statesboro, Ga.”
That was back in 2006, and now, fast forward, Luke’s still in love with his wife and his family priorities amplified after having children.
“[Fatherhood] grows you up really, really quick,” said Luke. “Your life suddenly doesn’t necessarily become about you. That love as a parent, that connection and love you have as a father, and that love and respect that you get from watching your wife and the work she puts into it is something that’s pretty amazing. When I get off the road and I walk in the door and I know that the boys have just been tearing the house down, and my wife’s able to still smile at me and ask how it was on the road is pretty amazing.”
Even though Luke’s career keeps him away from his family at times, his boys are following his every move, even mimicking the star when they are all together.
“To watch your boys pick up a guitar and walk around the house and try to sing like Daddy, it’s just so many levels of changing,” said Luke. “But I think the main thing is, my actions reflect my family, and that’s enough for me to make my actions a lot more careful. Am I going to make mistakes and do stupid stuff? Certainly. But I will always try to put my family first and their wishes first.”
Luke will be here in Sacramento on August 8 as part of his Dirt Road Dairies Tour. To see where he’s headed next, click here.
-Ashley Quadros, CBS Local