Luke Bryan, Family Don’t Hide From Fame
Luke Bryan is quickly becoming one of the most recognized names in country music. The country superstar, who earned his first Top 5 hit with "All My Friends Say" in 2007, has gained millions of fans since then, thanks to chart-topping tunes including his multi-platinum hit, "(Country Girl) Shake It for Me." And although the married father of two boys, 4-year-old Bo and 2-year-old Tate, may be enjoying his celebrity status, it doesn't change how he spends his free time.
"[Bo's] in that age where he's kind of trying to understand it and I think he's starting to," Luke told The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "There's two trains of thought. You can sit in your house and never get out, but me and my wife, we go out with friends. It's 10 times harder to ward off trying to take a picture [than] spending a moment with a fan or somebody that really wants to meet you."
Luke insists he continues to love living in Nashville and tries to make time with his family as normal as possible. "I enjoy going out and being out on the town. I don't ever want to be sitting in the house and go, 'I just don't want anyone to take any pictures tonight.' We don't even think about that. We just go out with the boys and let them eat pizza. If fans come up, that's what it is. I spent a lot of years wondering if that would ever happen, so I'm not going to start not wanting that to happen. It's flattering and fun. We were in a little Mexican place the other night. We kind of disrupted the restaurant there for a little bit but the owners appreciated us coming in. We're going to go back there and have fun and enjoy living here. This is a great place to live and enjoy the whole atmosphere of it all."
Luke will take a break from his Dirt Road Diaries tour next month to head to Las Vegas, where he'll share hosting duties at the 48th Annual ACM Awards with Blake Shelton. The show will air live April 7 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
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