I’m not even a country music fan, but I may have to turn into one, after this.
Country singer, Luke Bryan, was performing in a Nashville, Tennessee concert on Wednesday night. He was a part of artist Charlie Daniels’ all-star Volunteer Jam, which benefits the families of veterans.
I’m certainly all for these benefit concerts that are intended to provide for our vets, and I would assume that most who attend them know what they’re attending and why.
Quite often, these military benefits are attended by members of the military and/or their families. This one was no different, and it’s great for them to go and be honored by performers from the stage.
However, one bad player can really screw up the mood for everybody, and Wednesday night’s show had that one bad player on the front row.
According to CNN, there was an incident during Bryan’s performance:
The country star was performing at the Charlie Daniels’ all-star Volunteer Jam when, according to the singer’s spokesperson, a man in the front row began “making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance.”
There’s always that one guy…
What happened next probably wasn’t what the jerk had in mind, however.
Luke Bryan stepped down within arm’s reach of the guy and gave him a well-deserved slap across his insolent face.
“It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of who were in the audience,” Bryan’s rep said in a statement. “The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.”
Bryan continued to sing his hit song “Move” after the incident.
It wasn’t a knockout blow or anything on the level of what the guy deserved for disrespecting not just the performer, but the military and their families who were there to enjoy a celebration of their service. It was, however, enough to get his attention.
Good work, Luke Bryan. I may have to try and listen to your music, now.