|Net Worth:||$90 million|
|Full name:||Thomas Luther Bryan|
|Born:||July 17, 1976|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
Popular American country music singer and songwriter Thomas Luther “Luke” Bryan has worked tirelessly over the years to become established as a household name in the world of country music alongside a long trail of awards and achievements to top it all his increased net worth over the years up until 2018.
Bryan was born on the 17th of July 1976 in the rural town of Leesburg, Georgia to LeClaire (nee Watkins) and Tommy Bryan, a peanut farmer.
He had two siblings both of which died.
His brother Chris died in an auto-crash when Bryan was about 19 years and preparing to move to Nashville while his sister Kelly died in 2007 few days after organizing friends to attend Bryan’s debut album launching at the Grand Ole Opry.
The cause of her death couldn’t be explained even after an autopsy was carried out.
He graduated from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia and later attended the Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
His father always felt that Luke’s talent was big and that he should follow his dreams.
Luke Bryan’s Musical Career
Bryan was exposed to music at an early stage and got much of his musical influence from his parents.
He was raised on his parents’ record collection which included country artists like George Strait, Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard.
His parents bought him a guitar when he was 14 and before long, he was able to play the instrument quite well.
He also began hanging around the local musicians.
In high school, he performed musicals and wrote his own songs which he later sand with his band when he later started singing professionally.
He finally followed his dad’s advice and went to Nashville, Tennessee after graduation to pursue his dreams.
In 2006 he began his singing career which fortunately turned out successful.
He started out writing and co-writing songs for other music artists like Billy Currington and Travis Tritt.
He then got signed by Capitol Records Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd in 2007 and released his debut album “I’ll Stay With Me” in August 2007 under that record label.
Luke Bryan’s Songs
Bryan is mainly known as a country music singer, but he has also explored other genres of music like alternative rock with his cover of the song “Apologize” for instance.
He has been active since 2006 and has released about eight albums so far, fourteen of which turned out number one hits.
He is the only country music artist to release an album of six number one singles on both the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
His Albums Include:
- I’ll Stay Me (2007)
- Doin’ My Thing (2009)
- Tailgates & Tanlines (2011)
- Crash My Party (2013)
- Spring Break…Here to Party (2014)
- Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (2015)
- Kill the Lights (2015)
- Farm Tour… Here’s to the Farmer (2016)
- What Makes You Country (2017)
Some of his Number One Songs are:
- Rain is a Good Thing (2010)
- Someone Else Calling You Baby (2011)
- Drunk on You (2012)
- Crash My Party (2013)
- Drink A Beer (2014)
- This Is How We Roll (2014)
- I See You (2015)
- Home Alone Tonight (2016)
- Light It Up (2017)
- Most People Are Good (2018) among others.
Luke Bryan’s Home
Luke and his family live in Brentwood, Tennesse, the FountainBrooke subdivision.
The country singer bought the house for about $620,000 and the house is expected to have increased in worth as he has lived in it and done a lot of refurbishing and renovating.
It’s a six bedroom mansion with five bathrooms, a media room, an exercise room and a three-car garage.
Luke also owns a 150-acre farmhouse called Redbird named after his late sister. The house was designed by Chad James.
It’s a two-story house with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, front porch, a media room upstairs and a screened in porch on the side.
Luke Bryan’s Cars
Hardly any country singer who doesn’t own a truck and Luke is definitely not left out as he owns a couple of 4 wheel trucks.
Bryan partnered with Chevrolet to produce a 2017 model called “The Luke Bryan Suburban Concept”.
Talking about the partnership, Bryan said,
“Chevrolet has been a part of our family and a part of our work life on the farm for as long as I can remember.
If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy—and I’m a longtime Suburban owner.
This partnership is a natural fit for me and this unique Suburban represents everything I and my family want for our outdoor adventures”
He also owns a Bentley and a black Chevrolet Silverado.
Luke Bryan’s Wife
Luke got married to his Caroline Boyer, his college heartthrob on December 8th, 2006.
They met at the Georgia Southern University when he was a senior and she a freshman and they currently have two sons.
Thomas nicknamed “Bo” Boyer Bryan born in 2008 and Tatum nicknamed “Tate” Christopher Bryan born in 2010.
In an interview with HuffPost, Luke told how they met,
“We met in college (Georgia Southern) back in fall 1998.
At a little bar called Dingus Magee’s in Statesboro, Georgia.
We dated in college and then we broke up for like five and a half years and got back together…and we’ve been depending on each other ever since”
He also later stated during the interview that he was three years older than Caroline while they were in college and he had to head on to Nashville to start off his career while she stayed back to finish her degree.
Fate eventually brought them together again as they bought ended up in the same town again.
“I was playing a little bar in Statesboro and she just happened to kinda be in town.
We kinda saw each other and talked a little bit and then started emailing back and forth a little bit.
And she was like, ‘Hey, you want to come to my family’s Christmas party? I went to the party and the rest is history”
Bryan proposed to Caroline in front of Nashville Parthenon.
He also revealed in an interview that he had blindfolded her and taken her there by surprise.
“We kind of been talking about houses and stuff and I told her I had a house I wanted her to see.
So that’s what she thought she’s gonna do. When she took the blindfold off, I was down on one knee”
Luke Bryan’s Marriage Experience
The couple got married in 2006 in Turks and Caicos and spent their honeymoon in the Colorado Mountains.
They celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2016 where Bryan gave his wife a very special romantic gift, a new engagement ring.
Asides their two sons, they also adopted his two nieces Jordan and Kris and his nephew Til after his brother-in-law Ben Lee Cheshire died in 2014.
Bryan has revealed that his marriage has its usual ups and downs but they always come back together in the end.
The couple are very much in love and hope that their marriage is a good example for their kids to look up to.
Luke Bryan’s Net Worth 2018
As at 2015, Forbes estimated Luke Bryan’s net worth at $42.5 million. However, that was just a tip of the iceberg.
Subsequently, he has been estimated to have a net worth of a whopping $90 million in 2018.
He is currently ranked third highest earning country singer and 19th most expensive musician in the whole world.
How Does Luke Bryan Makes His Money
The 42 year old singer has won dozens of music awards in the past years.
Some of which include Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, American Country Awards.
He also received the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award.
In 2010, he participated in a TV competition “Celebrity Apprentice”. Asides these awards, his tours have also managed to bring in income for him.
His Kick Up The Dust Tour in 2018 was said to have brought in an amazing sum of over $70 million.
The tour started at Missouri in February and is said to end October in Detroit, Michigan.
With a very impressive earning capacity, Bryan’s income is predictably set to increase at a fast rate.
He also generates income from album sales, singles, EP’s, song writing, co-producing and his live performances.
He has sold over seven million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.
Subsequently, he has also appeared as a judge in The American Idols alongside music artists like Katy Perry and veteran Lionel Richie.
Bryan is also the co-owner of Buck Commander, the sister company of Duck Commander.
He has earned a lot from the reality show Buck Commander, named after the company he co-owns with Willie Robertson.
In addition, he has also supported many charitable causes including The Red Cross.
Bryan supports causes like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, health and human rights and so on.
He also has raised funds for his hometown in honor of his late brother and sister. Bryan has a website that sells hats, apparels, accessories and music.
In 2016, word got out that he had become the brand ambassador for Chevrolet.
Luke Bryan appears to be the typical family man with a large heart at that.
So lovable his local people are proud of his success and even went ahead to put a welcome sign so everyone who visits his hometown or drives by Leesburg would know it’s the hometown of a very talented singer.
He has had a successful music career and still has a lot going on for him ranging from the opening of his new venue in Nashville to carrying out his judge duties on The American Idol show and even down to family life.
His ability to double up his net worth within a short time frame shows that artiste is not in the game for mere play.
He is well on his way to being ranked alongside highest paid musicians in the nearest future.
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