Country singer Luke Bryan shared how he found comfort in God after three tragedies hit his family.
Luke has been known as a fan favorite in the country music world. He has been a two-time CMA winner of the Entertainer of the Year award. However, the road to his today’s success has never been an easy path, it was his faith in God that helped him through all the hurdles he has faced.
The 46-year-old artist is the youngest of three children. He started playing the guitar in his church, became a youth leader, and eventually started to write his own Christian songs.
“My first song was ‘The Day He Turned Me Around,’ and it was a Christian song,” he remembered. “It was just a simple Christian song, but I physically wrote it and performed it in front of my congregation when I was 15, maybe 16.”
When he was 19, he decided to pursue his music career and move to Nashville, however, a tragedy stopped him from doing so. His older brother Chris was killed in a car accident. He placed his dreams on hold until his father pushed him to pursue them.
In 2001, he moved to Nashville and started building his career. Six years after, he finally released his debut album, “All My Friends Say.” Just as he was starting to establish a name in the industry, another tragedy struck their family. His older sister Kelly suddenly passed away at the age of 39. In 2014, the third tragedy struck when his brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, died of a heart attack.
Though he has questions as to why he had been experiencing this pain, he still had faith in God’s plan. The pain of losing his family taught him about the importance of one’s life.
“The losses gave me such a deep perspective of life; how tough it can get at any second,” he told PEOPLE. “You question it every day, but you have to revert back to your faith in God’s plan.”
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