Luke Bryan: Singing George Strait Like Crazy

"The First Song That I Ever Knew"

Luke Bryan was only 7 years old when George Strait released “You Look So Good in Love.” And yet, when he looks back on it now, Bryan has a very mature appreciation for the ballad from 1983.

In a special video that Strait posted on Twitter, Bryan explains how that was the song that showed him the way.

“I would say the first song that I ever knew — or it registered to me that I could sing — was ’You Look So Good in Love.’ I mean, I was a young kid, and I was just singing that like crazy,” Bryan says.

The song, written by Glen Ballard, Rory Bourke and Kerry Chater, was on Strait’s Right or Wrong album.

Bryan adds that Strait and his music have had an amazing influence on his life.

“As far as my first memories of music,” he says, “he is involved in nearly every one of them.”

Strait himself is no stranger to celebrating music that has influenced him. At the recent MusiCares Person of the Year concert during Grammy weekend in Los Angeles, Strait joined the Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, the Bangles, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones and more to honor Tom Petty. Strait did his part by putting his signature Texas spin on Petty’s “You Wreck Me.”

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