19 Things You Didn't Know About Luke Bryan

1. Luke loves his snacks.

1. Luke loves his snacks.

In an interview with Yahoo!, Luke said he chows down on a big bag of plain potato chips before every show. His guilty pleasure, though, is movie popcorn.
2. He still gets anxious before his performances.

2. He still gets anxious before his performances.

Even though this country crooner is a total pro, he isn't above getting butterflies before taking the stage. Sure, it's not the best feeling, but Luke likes the rush, saying, "I've had panic attacks, you know, before big moments, and that's kinda fun."
3. Luke isn't his real name.

3. Luke isn't his real name.

If you were to check his driver's license, you'd see the name "Thomas Luther Bryan." However, when he was a youngin, kids would tease him with the nickname "Lex Luther," so, somewhere along the way, this 40-year-old country crooner dropped the Thomas Luther in favor of just plain Luke.

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4. His kids' nicknames are too cute for words.

4. His kids' nicknames are too cute for words.

Unlike Luke, who hated his nickname growing up, the singer has established more adorable pet names for his two sons, Thomas (aka "Bo-Bo") and Tatum (also known as "Tater Bug"). 

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5. Sorry, ladies, but Luke is the opposite of single.

5. Sorry, ladies, but Luke is the opposite of single.

Not only does the singer have his wife Caroline's initial tattooed under his wedding ring, but he also admitted to having an additional set of his lady's initials inked on his backside. Looks like this Southern gentleman is branded—and loving it!

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6. His favorite childhood dance move was out of this world.

6. His favorite childhood dance move was out of this world.

As a child, Bryan's first cassette tape was Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which he loved so much, he admitted to taking any—and all—opportunities to moonwalk, even if it was to the pencil sharpener and back.

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7. His fan club is called The Nut House.

7. His fan club is called The Nut House.

Maybe it's because his father was a peanut farmer—or maybe it's because all his fans are absolutely nuts for him. Either way, we couldn't think of a better name for his admirers.

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8. This country boy is also a loyal frat boy.

8. This country boy is also a loyal frat boy.

While attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. Not only did Bryan graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration, but he also left with a band of lifelong brothers.

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9. Since he was a teen, Luke was bitten by the performance bug.

9. Since he was a teen, Luke was bitten by the performance bug.

In high school, Bryan played the lead role of Frank Butler in his school's performance of Annie Get Your Gun. Could Broadway be somewhere in this singer's future? We'd "Drink A Beer" to that!

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10. If music doesn't work out, he could get into the grocery business.

10. If music doesn't work out, he could get into the grocery business.

When Luke was just 12 years old, he already had a job where he stocked and cleaned up at the local grocery store in his hometown of Leesburg, Georgia.

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11. Luke's hit

11. Luke's hit "Drink A Beer" has a much deeper meaning.

The fun-loving name of this Bryan song doesn't exactly represent the ballad's depth, seeing that he recorded the mournful song for his brother and sister, both of whom died tragically and far too young.

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12. He's a co-owner of Buck Commander.

12. He's a co-owner of Buck Commander.

Sound familiar? If so, that's because Buck Commander—who Bryan co-owns with fellow deer-hunting enthusiast, Jason Aldean—is the sister company to Duck Commander, makers of the best-selling duck call and other duck-hunting merchandise.

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13. Luke loves to give back.

13. Luke loves to give back.

In 2009, Bryan (pictured here with Florida Georgia Line), who happens to be the son of a farmer, started performing an annual concert series as a way to raise money for the farming industry and a portion of the proceeds goes towards funding the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship.

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14. Luke believes life is like a box of chocolates.

14. Luke believes life is like a box of chocolates.

In an interview with The Boot, Luke compared himself to the lovable lead character in Forrest Gump because "the whole Southern aspect of his character and for some reason [he] always wind[s] up on the better end of all deals… [he's] just got the old silly boy luck!"

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15. He was the only country singer named on Billboard's 2007

15. He was the only country singer named on Billboard's 2007 "New Faces To Watch."

And he hasn't stopped topping the Billboard charts or snagging impressive headlines ever since!

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16. His name is featured on the welcome sign for his hometown.

16. His name is featured on the welcome sign for his hometown.

Despite only having a population of around 3,000 people, the little town of Leesburg, Georgia, has popped out some greats, including singer Phillip Phillips and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who are both on the welcome sign, too! 

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17. Luke's hometown always goes above and beyond to show him support.

17. Luke's hometown always goes above and beyond to show him support.

In 2007, when Luke made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, half the population of Leesburg turned out to see him play.

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18. His family adopted an adorable puppy named Pappy.

18. His family adopted an adorable puppy named Pappy.

This cute little furball is actually named after Pappy Van Winkle's Whiskey, but in Luke's family, the pup often goes by Pap.

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19. Luke can play piano by ear!

19. Luke can play piano by ear!

In case you ever doubted his musical ability, we just thought you should know this singer/songwriter can also play piano by ear, which involves extensive knowledge of piano theory and fierce keyboard familiarity.

NDB.

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