Luke Bryan opened up about his life, family and career during an ABC pre-CMA Awards special, hosted by Robin Roberts.
During last night’s “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” the singer gave Roberts a tour of his Nashville farm, and talked about losing his brother, who died in a car crash just as Luke was about to move to Nashville, as well as the unexpected death of his sister Kelly in 2007, as well as her husband, Ben Lee Cheshire, in 2014.
“I’ve watched my family go through ebbs and flows where we get mad at God and we get mad at why this has happened,” Luke shares. “Well, you keep going and you try to be as positive as you can, and you try to appreciate every day.” He adds, “You’ll never get back to 100 percent. You’ll always be working to get back to 75 percent.”
Luke and his wife Caroline also talked about the decision to raise Kelly and Ben’s children Til, Kris and Jordan, with Caroline noting, “we never thought twice about it…it was never something that he and I had to sit down and talk about.”
Luke admits that “music has certainly helped us through this old, crazy ride of life,” and he often thinks of the family who are no longer with him when good things happen to him. He explains, “It certainly makes it special when we’re all together and we know that people are smiling down, and they’re with us, celebrating these amazing moments.”
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