Luke Bryan’s credits success to doing things ‘the old fashioned-way’: ‘I worked my butt off’
10.08.2023 - 10:23
Luke Bryan says he achieved success “the old-fashioned way,” by putting in the hard work.A permanent fixture in the country music scene, Bryan is divulging how his career has flourished over the past two decades.“For most of my career I went up there going, I got to prove myself. So it’s really liberating and gratifying to just go, I am what I am,” Bryan shared with People magazine.“I earned it the old-fashioned way, working my butt off.
A lot of people have propped me up and helped me along the way, and I hope they can enjoy the ride too.”A two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, Bryan began his career in Nashville, Tennessee, a little later than he might have liked.“I look back and I’m proud about the whole climb to get here. I had plans to move to Nashville at 20 years old and my brother passed away and I think at 20, I would have processed it all a lot differently, with a lot less maturity.
And so I think when I moved to Nashville when I was 25, I could read people better, I could navigate the shady crowd,” he shared.“I’m able to take memories from college, from spring breaks to fraternity parties, football games, that I’m able to put that into my work,” he explained of having more life experiences before starting his career, admitting he has “a broad perspective of life from hard work to having tremendous loss.”“I don’t think you’re ever going to enter into the music business without making some immature mistakes … Especially when you drink a lot of beers,” he also joked.“It’s not an act,” Bryan clarified of his continued love for performing. “I’m not up there like, ‘Oh I got to ham it up or turn it on for these people.’ It’s just – I’m in the moment, I’m having fun and I’m feeding off their energy and the more they
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