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.
According to my friend Becca, Luke Bryan broke down after hearing his name announced for ACM Entertainer of the Year because the people he’s lost in his life were on his mind.
“My family has dealt with a lot of tragedy in our life with me losing my older brother and sister,” he explained, “and that’s the first thing you go to. You know that they’re in heaven smiling down on moments like this. That’s what’s amazing, that we can rejoice in the good things in life as a family and all our friends in our circle. I just think about that and know that I have people in heaven smiling down.”
Luke's older brother, Chris died in 1996 in a car accdident the day that Luke was going to move to Nashville to pursue his music career. Luke's older sister Kelly, died in 2007 from a brain tumor at the age of 39. Luke is the only child left.