Luke Bryan is more than simply a popular country music artist and an American Idol judge. He is also a devoted uncle, husband, and parent. Luke took up the responsibility of raising his sister’s children in 2014 after tragedy struck the family.

“They never discovered what actually happened [to Kelly]. “No one could figure it out, not the autopsies, not the coroner,” Luke told in 2013. Ben also tragically passed away unexpectedly in 2014 after being in an automobile accident.

At the time, Jordan and Kris were both college-age, while Til was sixteen. Luke and Caroline made the decision to adopt all three of them right away.

In 2017, Caroline claimed, “We never gave it a second consideration.”

Til then immediately relocated to Nashville to live with the family.

Luke stated, “I woke up one day and I’m raising a teen.”

The family wouldn’t have it any other way despite the fact that the experience has been “difficult” given the circumstances.

Luke Bryan was raised in a small Georgia town with his brother and sister. The star’s family has sadly experienced numerous catastrophes during his childhood.

Luke’s brother Chris passed away in a vehicle accident in 2000 when Luke was a teenager. His sister Kelly sadly passed away from unidentified causes, leaving her husband Ben to look after their three children.

Luke married Caroline, his college love, after losing both of his siblings and beginning his musical career in Nashville. Thomas Boyer, also known as “Bo,” is 11 years old, and Tatum Christopher is 8 years old. The couple has been married for 11 years.

But in 2014, the family suffered yet another terrible loss. Ben, Luke’s brother-in-law, also passed away, leaving his two daughters and son without a parent.

Til Cheshire was 16 years old at the time. Jordan was 22 and Kris was 19.

The decision for Caroline and Luke to adopt the three children as their own, she claims, was never in doubt.

She stated in 2017 that “We never thought twice about it.  It was never a topic on which he and I had to have a conversation. Should we do this? We just did it.”

However, it required a significant amount of family adjustment. Til moved to Nashville to be with Luke, Caroline, and their two sons.

Luke previously said, “I woke up one day and I’m raising a teen. And it’s difficult because my primary concern with Til is simply providing the appropriate amount of guidance while keeping in mind that you’re speaking to a developing adult.”

He talked about the harmony between his strictness and friendship with Til.

He said, “I have to play the position of the father, where if she does something, she needs to be in trouble, but I want to be a friend to her too.”

“But now, we’re sort of friends,” Luke said. “Until he forces me to… At that point, I snap at him, saying, “All right, you’re forcing me to grow up; don’t force me to grow up!”

In fact, raising a teenager differs greatly from raising a younger child. One thing is that you can access social media.

According to Luke, “We’re having to watch grades, watch Instagram, and watch Snapchat to keep her from being on that all day long.”

Overall though, the blended family has managed to make the best of a terribly bad predicament.

Luke stated in 2015, “Obviously my nieces and nephews, they didn’t ask for this.”

“We’re honored to be doing what we thought was the right thing,” he continued, “but you don’t want to seem like you love having them so much that you’re glad it’s the case.”

Luke called him and Til “buddies.” He added that Til is someone his younger sons can look up to and learn from, and that includes all the hipster new viral dances.

“The Dab and everything else. The Nae Nae, too. She teaches them all in that, he said. “When they score a touchdown, they’re out there on the yard doing that.”

In addition to playing board games, the kids go fishing together. All three boys were featured in Luke’s “What Makes You Country” music video from the previous year.

With so many tragedies over the years, Luke acknowledged that occasionally he and his family “become upset at why everything has happened.” Who can blame them?

However, they make an effort to remain upbeat throughout it all, and they have created a strong family structure for these youngsters.

According to Luke, if they can just maintain their optimistic attitude throughout this, they might serve as an example for those who have experienced similar circumstances.

“You simply have to keep going and play the cards you are dealt.”