Luke Bryan’s “Songs You Never Heard” Was Inspired By His Late Brother

Luke Bryan’s “Songs You Never Heard” Was Inspired By His Late Brother

Luke Bryan‘s new 5-part docuseries, My Dirt Road Diary – which follows the singer’s life through both his successes and tragedies, while pulling back the curtain on some of the most impactful moments in his career and life is streaming now for free on Amazon’s IMDb TV.

The 5-time Entertainer of the Year just released “Songs You Never Heard” – which was inspired his late brother Chris, who was one of Luke’s biggest supporters early on in his journey to country superstardom. The new track honors the brothers’ mutual love of Country music, and the fact that Chris never had the chance to hear any of Luke’s hit songs.

Luke shares, “It’s very tied into the documentary. When we wrote it, we didn’t know it was going to be, but the actual docuseries, documentary actually kind of made the song be born because Luke Laird and Josh Osborne were on the road with me – I guess three years ago – and (Michael) Monaco was going through some editing of the documentary. And Luke and Josh were watching it, and they were educating themselves on my past. And so, we sat down and started working on the song.”

He adds, “I had the idea that gosh, has anybody ever written something about losing someone…and since my brother passed away, there’s been all these life-changing songs that I knew my brother would have loved, and would’ve loved every second of.  So, that was the main thing, and so we wrote it with that [idea]. And then, as it really started working in conjunction with the documentary, we decided to really feature the song and love how it turned out.”

While “Songs You Never Heard” came from his own very personal experience, Luke thinks a lot of people share that same story, “It’s just such a special song that I think people can relate to, because there’s somebody out there that lost somebody, that their connection was an Atlanta Braves game and when the Braves hit a home run, they’re like ‘I wish my brother were here to watch that home run.’ Well, with me, I’m like, ‘I wish my brother was here to hear that George Strait song.’”

You can watch the trailer for Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary docuseries here:

Luke is on the road this summer with Dylan Scott and Caylee Hammack on the Proud To Be Right Here tour, plus his annual Farm Tour returns this September.

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Luke is also climbing the airplay chart with his current single “Waves” – which is knocking on the door to the number-one spot in country music.

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