Why Luke Bryan's Journey From School Plays to Stadium Tours Is the 'American Dream' - E! Online

Why Luke Bryan's Journey From School Plays to Stadium Tours Is the 'American Dream'

7/29/2021 8:44:00 AM

Why Luke Bryan's Journey From School Plays to Stadium Tours Is the 'American Dream'

As part of E!’s Backstage Pass, Luke Bryan looked back on his career that began in drama class and continued all the way through his Proud to Be Right Here tour.

Caroline Boyer Bryan. InMy Dirt Road Diary, the couple's love story is put on display as they navigate the unpredictable music industry.Watch:Luke Bryan Recalls Theater Beginnings in New DocumentaryUltimately, the pair never lost their footing as Luke's career began to skyrocket. As she explained in the docu-series, "It's been awesome seeing him go from doing a couple of shows a week to all of a sudden, he's gone for 230 days out of the year easily. You just have to ride the ride and hang on."

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To this day, Luke still fondly remembers when his sisterKelly Bryanbought 126 tickets for his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry in 2007. In recent years, it became normal for 51,000 people to pack NFL or MLB stadiums for Luke's shows.But when performing his hits for thousands of people, two of Luke's favorite audience members include his sons

ThomasTatum, 10."When your boys can watch me do the things that I do, it inspires them to follow their dreams," Luke shared with E! News. "They're like, ‘That's my dad out there acting like a kid.' I want to encourage my children to never lose that boyhood, that fun. I want my boys to see, ‘My dad, he has a good time and when I'm his age, I want to have as much fun as him.'" headtopics.com

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesWhether viewers watch Luke's journey to stardom on his docu-series or rock out to his No. 1 hits at their local venue, the country singer hopes to leave people feeling both entertained and inspired."I just want people to see my life and be inspired and I want to try to represent country music in a really, really great light," he shared in

My Dirt Road Diary. "I lived it and breathed it and I gave it my all. I want to be known for if you come to one of my shows, I'm going to sound like the record that you've got in your car. I'm going to be better than the last time you saw me and I'm going to be having more fun than anybody else in the room."

And even if you're not a country music fan, Luke made a case that his story is so much more than that. As he explained, "This docu-series is certainly the American dream unfolding. It shows the ups and the downs and the challenges and I hope that people can watch the roller coaster of my life and they can go, ‘You know my life's been a roller coaster too. I've got to still keep fighting and working and digging.'"

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