Luke Bryan is a lot of things — Entertainer of the Year, a Number 1 selling artist, a top billing tour headliner, and a darn good man. One thing he admits he is not, however, is an outlaw.
In a recent interview, Luke allegedly told Hits Daily Double that his definition of “outlaw” is one that eliminates him from being classified as such.
I’m not an outlaw country singer. I don’t do cocaine and run around. So I’m not going to sing outlaw country. I like to hunt, fish, ride around on my farm, build a big bonfire and drink some beers—and that’s what I sing about. It’s what I know. I don’t know about laying in the gutter, strung out on drugs. I don’t really want to do that.
In context of the discussion, Luke was explaining how he is focused on the future of music, not the past, and he is keeping his sights set on what is yet to come. It appears what’s not to come is outlaw country, but he does admit to finding influences in many genres, including hip hop and rock.
Cheers to Luke Bryan for keeping it clean as he kicks the dust up all over the country!
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