Luke Bryan was presented with the Artist Humanitarian Award during Country Radio Seminar 2021.
Luke Bryan Speaks Out: ‘There’s Always More Work to Be Done’
Bryan was surprised with the award during CRS on Friday (February 19). He was speaking during a panel when the topic of charitable acts came up. The “One Margarita” singer is no stranger to charity and has done numerous humanitarian acts even during the pandemic.
“There’s always more work to be done,” he began. “I think you wake up at night and you hug on these healthy boys and beautiful families. You’re so thankful and gosh over the years when you talk about the Make-a-Wish kids and the St. Jude moments… but when you see these kids how do you say no? You just don’t say no. People are really good at luring me in with a bottle of wine,” he joked.
Over the years, Bryan has visited countless hospitals and granted Make-a-Wishes. He’s even invited some of those kids to sing with him on stage in concert.
Even after his eventual retirement, Bryan does not want to slow down from his acts of kindness. In fact, he wants to do the exact opposite. “My wife and I and everybody in our circle we just love doing that stuff,” Bryan continued. “We were talking about Vince Gill… he was an amazing person at retiring and staying retiring. When I really go to the next chapter of my life to be able to do more amazing stuff. Because you’re out of the house and you’re loving doing it.”
His Charitable Work
Luke Bryan is one of the most charitable celebrities out there. During the pandemic, he performed for Pay It Forward Live which helped financially aid small businesses. He will also be performing at a BMI benefit for songwriter relief. In fact, he was the first artist to sign on to the project.
Over the last few years, he has performed concerts for City of Hope, MusiCares, Heart of South Georgia Fund, Ryan Seacrest Studios, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Wounded Warrior Project.
Aside from his one-off shows, his Farm Tour is also a charitable effort. His annual tour has provided over 4 million meals to those less fortunate. He also donated college scholarships to farming families.
Bryan has donated to worthy causes including CMA Foundation, Make-a-Wish, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital, T.J. Martell, and Bayer’s Here’s to the Farmer campaign.
Bryan is a regular supporter of the Brett Boyer Foundation. The charity was created in memory of his niece who passed away from cognitive heart disease.