Luke Bryan is a modern household name in country music. He often captures headlines with his chart-topping music and fun and energetic personality. Bryan has been successful as an entertainer, artist, and songwriter. But as far as family life goes, it hasn’t always been easy for the “Waves” singer. Courtesy of Amazon’s premium free streaming service, IMDb TV, Bryan shares with fans the tragedy and grief following the loss of a number of family members in his upcoming docuseries.
The “American Idol” judge lost his brother, Chris, sister, Kelly, and brother-in-law, Lee, over a period of fewer than two decades. Kelly and Lee died 7 years apart. Lee passed away in 2014, a year after Bryan’s hit album, Crash My Party dropped. In an interview with People Magazine, Bryan shared, “It’s almost like you don’t want to tell the story because you don’t want to feel like you’re out there craving sympathy.”
The five-part docuseries features Bryan’s growth as a country music artist. However, more importantly he hopes to demonstrate how music helped him cope with the tragedies that occurred throughout his life. “If I can inspire people to move on from tragedy, hopefully by my behavior,” he told People, “that’s what life’s all about for me.” Bryan’s album Crash My Party features his song, “Drink A Beer,” and while the artist didn’t write the song, nor was it written for any of Bryan’s family members in particular, it debuted at a pivotal point in the artist’s musical career after the third family tragedy struck.
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As Bryan fans will see in the five-part docuseries, the country music star came from humble roots. He has a supportive family who loved him and encouraged him from the get-go. In the trailer shared by FoxNews, Bryan states that “[His] father told [him], ‘please get out of here and go follow your dream.'” FoxNews writes that Bryan believes brother and sister, Chris and Kelly, might be looking out for the artist and entertainer from above. “You never truly get over [their deaths],” Bryan shared. His siblings’ memory is ever-present in his mind. Bryan claims that you eventually just accept what happened and continue on despite it.
Bryan and his wife, Caroline, took in Kelly and Lee’s three children following their father’s death. The couple is also raising two children of their own and Bryan’s docuseries looks to highlight some of the family life that is so important to him. In this way and with his passion and talent for country music, the artist’s series aims to highlight how music helped him overcome those tragedies and work through grief.
The five-part docuseries, aptly named “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary,” premieres on Amazon’s IMDb TV on August 6. Take a peek at the upcoming series in the trailer below.