Luke Bryan always looks happy, but few people know that he lost both his siblings

Jun 15, 2018
07:23 A.M.

Luke Bryan, who may be known for his fun personality on stage, had suffered two tragedies in his family.


In 2013, ABC News did a cover story about Bryan’s life where he opened up about losing both of his siblings.

Bryan was only 20 years old when he made the decision to move to Nashville and pursue a career in country music.

Five days before he was about to live, his older brother, Chris, was killed in a car accident.

His brother’s death made him change his plans. Bryan enrolled himself at the Georgia Southern University to be close to his mother LeClaire, his father Tommy, and older sister Kelly.


Bryan successfully graduated college and worked for his father’s fertilizer company for some time.

The singer was not making any progress to pursue his real dream, which was to become a musician. Eventually, his father threatened to fire him if he didn’t move to Nashville.

Finally, Bryan packed his bags and traveled on his own in September 2001.

It took a few years before Bryan had his big debut. He worked as a songwriter before he was able to release his big hit, All My Friends Say, in 2007.

Just months later, he had his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

For the big day, his sister Kelly planned to get 129 of their closest family and friends to be flown in from Georgia just to watch her brother perform.


Little did Bryan know that it was going to be the last time he would lay eyes on his sister.

Just a few days had passed and Kelly suddenly died due to unknown reasons.

Even though Bryan had been open about having dealt with his grief over their deaths, he never mentioned anything about his mother and how she had been coping with losing two children.


In a recent interview with Billboard, Bryan shared that he would receive random calls from his mother from time to time during her bad days.

He said, “One day, she’s missing my brother, and one day, she’s missing my sister, and one day, she wants to be around me more, because I’m all she’s got left.”

Bryan has acknowledged that his mother had gone through so much pain. He expressed that he will always be there for her.

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