I never knew that Luke had dealt with very terrible loss just as he was getting starting in the music industry. In 1996, just as he was planning to move to Nashville for the first time, his older brother Chris, who was 26, was killed in a car accident. The family was shattered.
Luke decided to stay home and work in the family business, but his heart just wasn't in it. So he moved to Nashville in 2001. Shortly after he got to Nashville, he landed a publishing deal and recorded his first album. Then he got the news that his 39-year-old sister had died at home. Luke says that nobody has ever figured out HOW she died. An autopsy was performed, but didn't indicate the cause of death.
So Luke has dealt with his share of loss. So sad! But he's a great example of faith and perseverance.