Broadway grew up in Marne, Michigan, a small town surrounded by farms. Perhaps it was the smell of cow manure that made him the eccentric character he is today.
Broadway’s introduction to Country music came through the 90’s hit, Boot Scootin' Boogie. He says, "I played the Boot Scootin' Boogie cassette single so many times that mom threw it away and said it was an accident."
He is a huge advocate for the American Cancer Society. His mother passed away from Lung cancer in 2008, and father has battled three different types of cancer.
When not in the studio, Broadway enjoys cartoons, Squidbillies on Adult Swim is his favorite. He also enjoys Stephen King books and spending time with his family consisting of his wife, two kids and dog.
"I draw inspiration from everywhere. So a lot of what I write is what's happened to me, but I get ideas from observing others, too. Lately, it's funny because I almost need to be depressed sometimes to get good material. So I'm like, 'Goddamn it, I'm in love right now.' It's hard to write when you're really happy, so I'll ask a co-writer, 'Please tell me about the terrible parts of your relationship.'"
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
Combine in small sauce pan. Bring to boil. Then reduce to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Rumor has it that Luke's new album (due out 8/13) will be titled Blue Moon Stampede, or possibly Starlight Stampede.
In a letter to Nashville newspaper The Tennesseean, country singer Naomi Judd took aim at last week’s CMT Music Awards, ripping the ceremony for not staying true to country music — and for short changing George Jones’ death with an undercooked tribute.
“George Jones is to country music what The Beatles are to pop, the Rolling Stones to rock, Elvis to rockabilly, Mozart to classical and Aretha to soul,” Judd wrote. “Yet, the ‘Country’ Music Television awards show allowed only a ‘by the way’ mention of Jones’ death and legacy.”
“Incongruously, [CMT] chose alternative music group the Mavericks to perform their short version of George’s ‘The Race Is On,’” Judd continued.
People often complain about the new country-rap trend, but wouldn't you consider what Johnny Cash did to be rap?