Luke Bryan Shakes It, Swigs Tequila with Lee Brice at Hollywood Bowl
By Sophie Schillaci
Los Angeles broke out its cowboy hats and boots on Saturday night, descending on the Hollywood Bowl for Luke Bryan's latest sold-out stop on his That's My Kinda Night tour.
Donning a tight black tee and his signature booty-hugging jeans, Luke shook his way through hit after hit, including "Do I," "Country Girl (Shake it For Me)," "Crash My Party," "Roller Coaster" and his Florida Georgia Line collab "This Is How We Roll," joined onstage by the song's co-writer Cole Swindell.
And while Bryan has made a career out of having a blast up on (and sometimes falling off of) the stage, things got real about midway through his set. Luke called up "one of the greatest singers and songwriters" he knows, Lee Brice, to perform the Eli Young Band hit "Crazy Girl" (which Lee penned) and swig tequila straight out of the bottle.
"Me and Lee need some tequila!" Luke hollered at the backstage crew when, just like that, a bottle of Patron appeared. As Luke went bottoms up with the bottle, the Bowl joined in on a collective cheers.
That tequila may have actually served a greater purpose: prior to showtime, Luke told us backstage that he was feeling under the weather and battling some serious California allergies. But even though he wasn't feeling 100 percent, the audience certainly couldn't tell. Luke brought 110 percent come showtime, delivering the full Luke Bryan experience to perfection (and, thankfully, keeping both feet firmly planted on stage all night).