After having written songs for youth groups in his church and played in “a little high school band,” Luke
Bryan was prepared to leave his native Georgia and head out for the emerald city of Nashville.
Then a family tragedy
intervened, and Bryan decided to stay at home and attend college. He’s glad he did.
Bryan was a featured guest Monday
(June 4) at the Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville, an annual event designed to shed light on how people make
money in the music industry.
Appearing with Bryan to help him explain how he got to where he is today were Kerri Edwards,
(his manager at Red Light Management), Dustin Eichten (director of marketing at Bryan’s label, Capitol Nashville) and Jay
Williams (his booking agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment).
Billboard‘s Ray Waddell hosted the session.
graduating from college, Bryan worked briefly for his dad. Then