Luke Bryan’s grief tears

Luke Bryan may be one of the most upbeat artists in country music today, but he has had his fair share of ups and downs.

Coming from a close-knit family, the singer and judge on American Idol was dealt a devastating blow when his brother Chris and sister Kelly died suddenly when they were still young.

Willie Geist, in 2021, in advance of the release of his docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, discussed his brothers and the emotional anxiety that came with talking about them at times.