Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean Detail “Tense” Situation After Plane Makes Emergency Landing

“Because our plane, we thought, was going to fall out of the sky…” Aldean admitted of the scary situation.

By

Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

Editorial Policy

|

Posted on January 14, 2024

Share on:

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Courtesy of Luke Bryan Instagram

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean were traveling home from St. Louis when they encountered a scary situation, as freezing temperatures and a bone-chilling wind chill caused instruments on the plane to fail in midair, resulting in an emergency landing.

Detailed How Plane Had To Make An Emergency Landing After Instruments Failed Midflight

On Friday evening (Jan. 12), the country superstars took to social media via an Instagram live on Luke Bryan‘s account to detail what happened while waiting for their food in Dairy Queen Grill & Chill drive through.

Bryan and Aldean revealed that their day kick off with duck hunting, a visit to the ATA Show (Archery Trade Association) with Buck Commander to promote an upcoming technology launch by the brand, and an “easy easy” 30-minute flight back home to their families. However, frigid temperatures took a toll on their aircraft and caused critical instruments on the plane to fail, turning a routine flight into a “tense” situation and a road trip in a rental car.

Plane Troubles Forced The Country Stars To Travel Home Via Road Trip

Making the best out of the unfortunate experience, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean rented a car and had a fun-filled road trip back home that included laughter and camaraderie, as well as a stop at Dairy Queen for some fast food.

“So y’all Jason and I… We were flying out of St. Louis, we had some issues with traveling with the plane, so we rented a car…” Bryan began as Aldean ordered their food, which included a “regular cheeseburger, with cheese and pickles only, fries and a coke to drink with that” as well as a six-piece chicken tender basket and “a number 1 with a coke” from Dairy Queen. Their meal totaled $29.78 and Bryan generously paid for their food order.

“Because our plane, we thought, was going to fall out of the sky…” Aldean added, while Bryan hysterically laughed, making light of the situation to the 11,000 followers tuned into their livestream. “It’s been an amazing day,” Aldean said sarcastically.

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Courtesy of Luke Bryan Instagram
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Courtesy of Luke Bryan Instagram

Attended ATA Show With Buck Commander, Duck Hunted And Then Planned To Head Home

Bryan then recounted their day, sharing, “we duck hunted this morning…. flew to St. Louis. We landed [and then] we did the ATA Show with Buck Commander.”

“Then we were supposed to get back on the plane, fly back, it was going to be a 30-minute flight… easy easy,” Aldean said, before Bryan added, “well we took off, and it was so cold in St. Louis, it was like 16 degrees, wind was blowing 40 miles an hour. Some of the instruments on the plane were not [working]… so we had to turn around and land and yeah… It was a little tense.”

“So, now, we’re on I-55 at a Dairy Queen,” Bryan continued while laughing. “We’re getting some chicken fingers. I just peed beside the road. And Jason’s the driver.”

“That’s ’cause I don’t trust you to drive, actually,” Aldean quickly chimed in before Bryan wrapped up the brief livestream by telling viewers, “Anyway, we got about an hour and a half. We’re out, stay tuned!”

Bryan and Aldean Longtime Friends And Collaborators

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean share a longstanding friendship that dates back to the early days of their careers. They collaborated on the track “The Only Way I Know,” featuring Eric Church, and later teamed up with Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley for “Straight To Hell” in 2018. Their camaraderie extends beyond music, as they embarked on joint tours like the Wide Open Tour in 2010 and the Night Train Tour in 2013. They’ve also graced the stage together at events like Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa festival.

The pair are also business partners. Together, they co-own a Nashville steakhouse called E3 Chophouse and also share ownership of the hunting company Buck Commander.

“There’s a bond there that I think is hard to describe,” Aldean previously told Rolling Stone of his friendship with Bryan. “We hunt together, own a company, and are looking at doing some other stuff too. It’s been a cool friendship.”

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Courtesy of Brittany Aldean Instagram
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Courtesy of Brittany Aldean Instagram

Additionally, Aldean surprised Bryan during his 30 No. 1 celebration at Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, where he performed a cover of Bryan’s chart-topping hit, “Kiss Somebody Goodbye.”

Share on:

Tagged with:

Written by

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

See more posts from Andrew Wendowski