You may judge me for this statement, but I just wanna make this clear…
I’m not a complete Luke Bryan hater. Although the guy kinda went the whole “spring break twerking frat boy” route around 2011, I fully believe that the man can put out some decent mainstream country music… on occasion.
With his first couple albums, like his 2007 debut studio album I’ll Stay Me, and his 2009 Doin’ My Thing album, you have some decent, easy listening kind of radio friendly country tunes that don’t make you want to rip your ears off.
His 2020 Born Here Live Here Die Here album gave us a little hope that he just might be returning to his roots… a little hope.
Not to mention, for being such a big star, he seems like an all-around good guy and good family man.
I really just want to believe he got unbelievably caught up in the Nashville Machine for so long, which explains travesties like “M-O-V-E,” “One Margarita,” and “That’s My Kind Of Night.”
However, what I simply cannot defend, is his pure cringe at his concerts, where he flips that hat on backwards over his eyebrows, and starts shakin’ his ass.
With that being said, he did have a sweet moment at one of his concerts in Bristow, Virginia last Thursday.
He saw a sign in the crowd that read, “Luke, Strip it down for Grandma’s 85th Birthday.”
Well thank God he didn’t start peeling clothes off… instead, he sang his 2015 hit “Strip It Down” (also one of my least favorite songs from the guy).
Sure, it looked like the grandma was having the time of her life singing the song with him, but I guess there’s just something about singing a song like “Strip It Down” with an 85-year-old woman that doesn’t sit right with me. Getting some Magic Mike vibes…
Nevertheless, I hope the grandma had the time of her life, because boy don’t we all wish we could be in that kind of health by that age.