Quote: "I think Gwen enjoys learning a little bit more about us country people! She totally fits in and has a blast." Luke Bryan is a big fan of pal Blake Shelton's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.
Fact: Country star Luke Bryan suffered a minor head injury on the eve of the 2016 CMT Music Awards after he was hit by a skeet thrower, a machine used to toss clay discs into the air for shooting practice. The singer showed off a small cut in the middle of his forehead on Twitter.com on Tuesday (08Jun16), and captioned it, "My head catches more stuff". However, he simply brushed off the incident and made use of make-up to cover the wound as he hit the red carpet at Wednesday's (08Jun16) prizegiving in Nashville, Tennessee, where he performed his track Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day.
Fact: Carrie Underwood and her country pals Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan teamed up on Monday (21Mar16) to honour her husband, Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, with a congratulatory video on his 1,000th game as a professional ice hockey player. The tribute also featured Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Rascal Flatts, who all gushed about the sportsman's achievement. The video montage aired before the Predators' game on Monday night. Fisher was also presented with a custom-engraved silver hockey stick as Carrie and their son, Isaiah, watched from the crowd.
Quote: "Typically we do a chili hot dog night. We make chili dogs on Christmas Eve and so yeah, we'll do that and we dress up in Christmas pyjamas and eat chili dogs. We're going to be doing Christmas here and we're very excited to spend some time with the boys for the holidays." Country star Luke Bryan is looking forward to spending the holidays at home in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, their two sons and his nephew.
Fact: Country star Luke Bryan is set to spend his Thanksgiving Day (26Nov15) in Dallas, Texas after signing up to hit the stage at halftime during the American football clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the visiting Carolina Panthers at AT&T stadium.
Fact: Country star Luke Bryan and R&B singer Jason Derulo teamed up for an unlikely virtual duet using a karaoke app called Sing! The duo covered Derulo's hit song Want You To Want Me, and each star posted the video of their performance on Instagram.com on Monday (10Aug15). Derulo and Bryan previously joined forces at the CMT Awards last year (14), singing a mashup of Derulo's Talk Dirty and This Is How We Roll, Bryan's collaboration with Florida Georgia Line.
Quote: "At the end of the day, I want people happy. In my life I've dealt with a lot of permanent loss where you know you can't get people back and I just always pray certainly in Blake and Miranda's case that they'll be happy... whatever shakes out, and anybody going through that, I mean, life is precious and short and you need to find that happy place and get there." Luke Bryan on pals Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's marriage split.
Quote: "That night we were, as a family, watching all of that on Tv and watching Lady A (Antebellum) and (Chris) Stapleton sing that. It was a big-time healing moment." Luke Bryan and his relatives drew strength from the sweet tribute his country peers staged for him at the CMT Artists of the Year gala in December (14). Bryan had to pull out of his appearance at the show to attend his brother-in-law's funeral.
Fact: Singer Luke Bryan has been named Country's Sexiest Man by People magazine editors. The star beat the likes of Tim MCGraw, Hunter Hayes and Dierks Bentley to claim the 2014 honour.
Fact: Hours before country singer Luke Bryan took the stage to co-host the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, he drew arrows against his fellow country music stars in a friendly archery contest. Unfortunately Bryan's team, which consisted of singers Lee Brice and Florida Georgia Line duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, lost to a team led by Justin Moore, featuring Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and Chuck Wicks.
Quote: "My wife and I laugh about it, because she always thought I had a flat (backside) until I started working out. Look, when you roll into a college bar bringing country music, you better have something else going on. I'll shake it all night long." Country music star Luke Bryan on his famous bottom wiggle.
Fact: Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and John Legend will compete with Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Luke Bryan for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The winner will decided by a fan vote and unveiled during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).
Fact: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are teaming up once again to co-host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards next spring (14). The country music superstars fronted the ceremony this year (13) and gave the show a big ratings boost. They have been asked to return for the prizegiving in Las Vegas in April (14). Both singers are four-time ACM Award winners, and Bryan took home the Entertainer of The Year trophy in April (13).
Fact: Country music's leading men Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan will headline the eighth annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival in California next spring (Apr14). The weekend event, which will take place in Indio from 25 April to 27 April, will also feature performances by Loretta Lynn, Hunter Hayes and Florida Georgia Line.
Fact: Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Ryan Tedder have been added to Blake Shelton's Oklahoma disaster relief benefit on Wednesday night (29May13). The trio will join Shelton, his wife Miranda Lambert, Usher, Reba MCEntire and Vince Gill at the sold out Chesapeake Energy Arena gig in Oklahoma City.
Fact: Music hunks Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton will team up to host the annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April (13). Shelton has co-hosted the ceremony for the past two years. The 2013 Acms will be Bryan's debut as an awards show host.
Tweet: "Hell yes. Thanks y'all. Amazing night. Thanks to all my fans. Love y'all." Luke Bryan celebrates his Favorite Country Male Artist win at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (18Nov12).