The title for Luke Bryan’s 2011 track, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” pretty much sums up his life at the moment as his schedule continues to pile up. The country music artist has always been busy as a public figure, but now that his boys are growing up, he’s finding it a tad more difficult to stay on track when juggling both the professional and personal sides of his life.
Bryan, who shares sons, 12-year-old Tatum Christopher and 14-year-old Thomas “Bo” Boyer with wife Caroline Boyer Bryan, and is also guardian to his nephew, Til Cheshire, and two nieces, Jordan and Kris, recently opened up about his home-life with E! News.
The “Country On” singer told the outlet that focusing on his music career will become more challenging once his kids enter high school. So much so that he might even have to pull back from the public eye to focus on being the best father he can be.
“Yesterday, I left the house. We were having an event at my house, and I ran to see three-quarters of Bo’s game, two-quarters of Tate’s game and ran back into the house to finish the event,” Bryan shared, noting how he is already seeing a change of pace in his family life. “If it’s a busy day, we’re moving and trying to get through each week, but I’ll probably slow it down a little bit as the boys get into high school and want to play even more sports.”
Finding a balance between his career and family time is nothing new to Bryan. In the past, he has managed to make space for both areas of his life. The 46-year-old singer is often seen fishing and hunting with his kids and celebrating special occasions with his wife of more than 14 years. But, as he finds himself losing out on some of his kids’ important moments, he’s beginning to rethink the future.
“It’s a tremendous challenge navigating this career and everything that goes with it,” Bryan admitted. “You just have to make personal goals to get home and move. There are a lot of nights that I travel through the night just to try to be there one day to hang with the boys.”
Despite all that, Bryan says his children understand their father’s role as a country star, and they consider themselves “blessed” to be able to enjoy the perks that come along with it.
“The boys and our family understand that it’s a pretty amazing life we get to live because of our blessings and getting to do country music as a form of work,” Bryan shared. “The boys appreciate it.”
Rest assured, Bryan doesn’t intend on stepping back from his career entirely. In 2023, he will return as a judge on Season 21 of American Idol, alongside fellow castmates Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. He is also currently playing dates for his 2022 Raise Up Right Tour, which wraps on Nov. 5.
Later this year, Bryan will also return to Las Vegas for his residency at the Resorts World Theatre.