Most People Are Good has been very good to Luke Bryan. Third week at #1 on American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and Luke’s 20th #1 song. Most People Are Good is from Luke’s LP What Makes You Country and was co-written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear. ACC with Kix Brooks is heard Saturday’s 8am-Noon on CISN Country 103.9.
The lyrics to Most People Are Good caught Luke’s Mom LeClaire by surprise. When I hear ‘Most mamas ought to qualify for sainthood,’ it’s one of the best lines I’ve ever heard in a song,” Bryan says. “I’ll play Mama my new album before it comes out and half the time she’s scrambling, doing the dishes or something and she won’t listen, but I caught her in the truck.
I kinda had her attention and I played her Most People Are Good and the picture of her with a big ol’ paper towel over her face crying. “The line really hit her, hit her like it should hit you,” he continues. “‘Most mothers ought to qualify for sainthood’ I know my wife should definitely be a saint, putting up with me and my crazy boys.” For Bryan, the message in Most People Are Good is one that he felt compelled to share with the world.
“I think it’s a song that truly helps people believe in people again,” says Bryan. “We seem to get reminded every day of all the negativity of what humans are, and truly it’s only .001 percent of people causing all the negativity. I truly believe that.
“This song preaches the innocence of children, the beauty of mothers, the beauty of relationships, the beauty of what life truly could be and should be and really is,” he continues. “I think that most people lay their heads down at night and try to be better and try to be good to other people. And this song captures those emotions perfectly.”
The Georgia native says Most People Are Good has also inspired him to live his own life looking out for others as well. “I’m going to open the door for anybody and so many other people believe that way,” he says. “I’m going to say ‘Hey’ to a stranger. I’m going to help somebody out in need, and that’s what this song really, really preaches.”
Luke Bryan is nominated for an ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year, in a category that includes Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban. Bryan, who has already won the Entertainer trophy twice, has been nominated every year for the past six years, but insists it never gets old.
“I’m so honored to have another Entertainer of the Year nomination. I always think about winning my first Entertainer of the Year Award at the ACMs,” he says. “To go to the ACMs knowing that you’re one of those lucky people that have that nomination, it just tells me that I’m doing all I can and doing the right things out on the road and hopefully, the fans are still loving what I’m trying to give to them every night.”
Luke Bryan will perform at the 2018 ACM Awards. Bryan will take the stage along with Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. The ceremony will air live with host Reba McEntire from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday April 15th on CBS.
Luke is serving as a judge on Season 16 of American Idol. “This does feel like maybe the busiest I’ve ever been.” “But, it’s a different kind of busy. There are phases of your career, getting your career started, where exhaustion isn’t even the proper word to describe it when you’re taking red-eye flights, and trying to sleep in the middle seat, on a commercial flight. It’s a different kind of busy, but it’s fun. I’m having fun with it.”
Luke Bryan will be on the road for much of 2018 on his What Makes You Country Tour, which is set to launch on May 31 in Toronto. Sam Hunt, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen and Jon Pardi are all joining Bryan for the tour.
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