Tonight I’ll be heading to Waynesville, N.C., to see Luke Bryan perform at the Haywood County Fair. Tomorrow evening, I’ll be putting up photos from that show. Before I do that, I wanted to share a little information with you all that came from Luke himself.
With the help of his management team at Capitol Records in Nashville, I was able to do a little e-mail interview with Luke. We all know that the Internet has made it very easy for us to keep up with things like tour dates, new releases, and how current CDs are doing on the charts. So I thought it would be fun to ask Luke a little about being a new dad. So here we go.
Q. Now that Bo is six months old, do you think you will alter your schedule in any way, or slow down a bit – so you can spend more time at home?
A. I am going to do my best to spend as much time with him and Caroline as I can. When I am off and at home I do my best to keep my days free, so I can truly be off and for the time being that seems to be working pretty well. One of the things I have found out while being at home is that Bo loves it when I play the piano. He sits and stares almost like he’s in a trance. He absolutely loves it.
Q. Have you, or would you consider taking Caroline and Bo out on the road with you?
A. They have come out to a few shows. The one that was most memorable was in June, when I brought him to my first fan club party. It was his first show and a huge day in my life, because to have a family, friends, and fans there to celebrate my music and what we have accomplished was a point of fruition. I saw one of my dreams come true there in that moment. It was surreal.
Q. Are you planning any more little Bryans in the future?
A. We will just have to see what the future holds, who knows at this point.
Q. Do you have a favorite city that you got to visit during concert tours?
A. Home in Leesburg, Ga. I don’t get to go back there enough, so when we have an opportunity to play there and spent some time there it really refreshes me. Also, it gives me a chance, normally, to go fishing, which is always a bonus.
Q. Is there anywhere you would not want to go again?
A. Not really. I love playing for my fans, and converting people who have never heard me before into fans. That being said, I will go wherever to get that done and come back if I need to keep my fans happy. It is all about the fans, and I learned that early in my career.
Q. Since you got into country music, is there any one thing that happened that you remember most?
A. My first time to play the Opry. That first time to walk out on that stage and stand on the center circle where artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and many other greats have stood is an unreal experience. I have played the Opry several times since, and those experiences still have not topped that first show. It was one of the highlights of my career.
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