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Luke Bryan is back in Las Vegas, and he and his crew spotted a truck with his likeness on it while driving on the Strip, and he posted a video of the encounter to his Insta stories. Luke says in the clip filming the truck from behind on his phone, “Holy s—, I’m on a truck, I’m on a truck, Mark, look.”

His buddy says, “There you are; you’re on a truck.” Bryan continues, “I’m on a truck. We’re here in Las Vegas. There I am, look at me holding my microphone and smiling,” he then references someone in the back seat and says, “You did that hair.”

Bryan returns to Resorts World Theatre for a show tonight (3/23), March 24, 25, 31, and April 1. “Luke Bryan: VEGAS” features only-in-Las Vegas production elements, including a shifting stage that seamlessly lifts him and his band to the rhythms of his hit songs and a catwalk that descends from the ceiling and elevates Bryan to eye level with the audience members in the mezzanine.

Luke recently closed out the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with the season’s highest attendance, with 74,779 fans in NRG Center. The concert marked Luke’s tenth appearance at the rodeo.

He said in a statement, “I can’t believe this is my 10th year to play the Houston Rodeo. Riding out to the center stage and feeling that energy from the fans makes this event one of my favorite places to play. It is an honor, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity.”

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Bryan recently told us about why he and his family always seem to be smiling and having fun. He said, “I grew up in a fun household with a lot of different friends and family and a lot of personalities coming in and out. A lot of laughs, a lot of jokes, a lot of love, a lot of forgiveness, and a lot of fights and arguments. We always knew when the parents were mad at each other. We lay it all out there as a family, and that’s the main thing.”

Luke has carried that straightforwardness to his own sons, “A lot of time when we’re having family dinner, we’ll sit down, and we’ll make the boys, and everybody will get a turn and say what’s the best part of your day, and what’s the worst part of your day. It’s a fun little thing we do at dinner. I think the boys see that, and children gravitate to their parents, and when they see the parents having fun, walking around smiling and happy, living life this certain way, I think that sets the tone for what they’re gonna be one day.”

Five Country Superstars Who Go By Their Middle Names

  • Kenneth Eric Church

    Eric Church

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    Can you image Kenny Church? Eric, born in n Granite Falls, North Carolina, was named after his father, Ken. Church worked with his dad at Clayton Marcus, a furniture upholstery company where his father was president.

  • Thomas Luther Bryan

    Luke Bryan

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    Luke was named after his father, Tommy, who was a peanut farmer in Leesburg, Georgia.

  • Troyal Garth Brooks

     

    Garth Brooks

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    Garth was named for his father, Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. He is the elder Troyal’s youngest child. His mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll (who passed away in 1999), was a 1950s-era country singer who recorded on Capitol Records, the same label that Garth recorded on.

  • Frederick Dierks Bentley

     

    Dierks Bentley

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    Dierks has used his middle name publically since his music career began. The name Dierks is his maternal great-grandmother’s surname. His parents’ names are Leon Fife Bentley (who passed away in 2012) and Catherine Childs.

  • Samuel Timothy Smith

     

    Tim McGraw

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    Tim McGraw was not born as a McGraw, and Timothy was his middle name. He changed his last name at age 11 when he learned the identity of his real father, major league baseball pitcher “Tug” McGraw, who passed away in 2004.