We’ve heard LUKE BRYAN talk about working on his father’s farm. But did you know his dad also owned a fertilizer company and a peanut mill? He talked about it in an interview on Apple Music Country.
“In the fall, during harvest, we would work at the peanut mill. It was 15-hour days, breathing dust. It’s crazy because I was 24, 25 years old, and I remember physically feeling like I had been in a gang fight, [or] played a football game.
“That’s how hard we were working. It was 24/7 and just working constantly during peanut season.” But he still found time to chase his dream. He adds, “But I was still gigging. I was still playing concerts Fridays and Saturday nights.
“I’d be in the damn peanut mill on a Thursday, and I’d have to go drive through the night and sing college shows with peanut dust all in my lungs. It was a wonder. I probably sounded pretty awful back then.”