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When people hear the name, “Luke Bryan”, most think of the CMA 2021 Entertainer of The Year shaking it in his tight skinny jeans on stage to his hit, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” but his music career was all almost just a dream.

In his new docuseries, Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, the country superstar recounts the personal ups and downs that he struggled with during the early days of his career.

The singer admits, he struggled to leave his small Georgia hometown and family behind in order to chase his dreams of a career in music. But in a new episode with ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan, Luke credits his dad with giving him the push he needed to strike out on his own.

“I thought that my role was to take over the family business, and him kinda telling me, ‘Life is short, life is precious. You only get one go-around at this life. So go chase your dreams so that you can never regret [not doing that,]’” he remembers.

“I mean, we all have the friends and the people in our lives who never truly went out there and chased all their dreams, He really encouraged me to not be that person. So when he told me that, when I got his blessing, it took any of the pressure and any of the stress that I had to stay in my little hometown.”

“I picked a date, I moved to Nashville, and thank God, the rest is history,” Luke concludes.

Without the advice and encouragement of Luke’s father, we may have never watched the loveable singer turn into one of the biggest country music stars.

Luke Bryan on stage on his 2021 Proud to be right here tour with a guitar on in a white shirt and skinny jeans singing into his microphone while pointing to the crowd

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 30: Luke Bryan performs during the Proud To Be Right Here Tour at Bridgestone Arena on July 30, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

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