Luke Bryan: 40 Isn’t as Bad as 30

His Attitude Is the Best Gift Of All

When Ellen DeGeneres had Luke Bryan on her show recently, she started out by asking him the one thing I know he doesn’t like to talk about. His 40th. But he immediately told DeGeneres that turning 40 wasn’t all that bad.

“Thirty was tough,” Bryan said. “It hit me pretty rough.”

But since turning 40 this summer, Bryan has a new take on aging. “You just kind of mentally give up at that point,” he joked.

He celebrated the big day up in Maine, on a lake he didn’t know the name of — Pushaw? Graham? Sebasticook? We may never know because he didn’t Instagram any pictures of the mini vacation/celebration.

“I had a show in Bangor, Maine on my 40th,” he said. “So Caroline and a bunch of friends flew in and we rented a log cabin up in some lake — they probably filmed Friday the 13th there. So we survived that.”

They also talked about his kids, and what kind of father he is now that his boys Bo, Tate, and Til are getting older.

“I want to put a lot of things around them: sports, music, and hopefully put some school around them every now and then, and then letting them chose their own path,” he said. “That’s how it worked at my house.”

“I don’t want to be that parent that’s making them play baseball 24/7,” he added.

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