Luke Bryan Thanks Veterans for Letting Us ‘Live Out Our American Dream’

by Madison Miller

Luke Bryan is honoring Veterans Day today with a post on Twitter.

“Today we honor those who keep us safe and allow us to live out our American Dream. Thank you to the men and women who serve and protect our beautiful country. Happy #VeteransDay!”

Bryan also has written songs that deal with veterans. Specifically his song “Build Me a Daddy.”

The song is about a little kid whose father was a soldier and passed away.

“Through the years I’ve met several Navy SEAL buddies, and I just happened to be around one of these buddies when I got the mix of that song in. Navy SEALS, these guys are programmed to not show emotion. And I played him this song and it truly broke up him up. I think about that,” Bryan said in an interview with the LA Times.

Bryan also stated in the same interview that he has a different relationship with how he views country artists.

“But the stereotype where everybody’s like, ‘Oh, write a song about guns and America and the troops and veterans, and it’ll be a hit’ — I don’t view the country audience like that,” he said.

Bryan has played several shows that give proceeds to veterans and also often has discounts for veterans for concert tickets.

Luke Bryan Slaps an Attendee at Military Veteran Charity Event

Back in 2016, Bryan slapped a fan who made crude hand gestures during a charity performance for Journey Home Project. The proceeds went to help U.S. military veterans.

“It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of who were in the audience,” according to a statement from Bryan’s team.