Earlier this year, country music star Luke Bryan’s brother-in-law died suddenly at the age of 46, leaving an entire family grief-stricken and a teenager without his father.
Still dealing with the loss himself, Bryan stepped up and decided to raise his teenage nephew. Bryan’s brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, was married to his sister, Kelly, who also passed away suddenly in 2007.
"It's every day on the phone all day trying to talk with the family and figure out what to do, but it's what you gotta do. … Tough stuff,” Bryan told ABC News.
The singer said he moved his 13-year-old nephew, Til, to Nashville to live with him, his wife and two sons. He also regularly flies Til’s two older sisters up to visit their brother.
Though the situation has been extremely difficult, Bryan said he's making a conscious effort to remember, “Well, this is God's plan.”
"I have to pray that people that have had similar situations can maybe look at my family and see me positively dealing with it. Maybe we'll be a positive inspiration for people that have had these things happen to 'em,” he added.
At 38 years old, Bryan has already seen his share of tragedy. Before losing his sister suddenly in 2007, his brother was killed in a car accident when he was only 19 years old.