Luke Bryan Reveals What Makes Him Country
-Last time we were here, you helped me out and we did a bit called, "I don't know how to pronounce --" or "I don't know how to say 'gyro.'" -Gy-ro, "yearo." -Gyro. Now I know. -You still, even after we did that -- -We still don't know how to say it. -You still second-guess it. -You do. 'cause it's spelled G-Y-R-O. -It just -- -No. -It throws your brain. -It really does -- It's... -And our brains really aren't capable of anything. - Yeah. But yeah -- but anyways, if you want to see it on -- look for it on YouTube.
It's how to pronounce "gyro," and it's really funny. But I think of you all the time. -- -Every time I see the cart, I'm like, "Jimmy." -Good, I'm glad. ♪ Somewhere out there ♪ -Yeah, I'm a little -- I'm Fievel. -I'm Fievel as well. Two Fievels. -They don't know who Fievel is. -No, no, no, that's all right. We'll have to re-release that. Let's talk about the record, man. I want to talk about this. Congrats on this. It's out today. And "What Makes You Country."
What does that mean? -Oh. -What
country? -Well, you know, um, can we start with you or me? Me first. Listen to me talk. I mean, it's pretty much -- -Yeah, that
makes-- that makes you
country. -That's the stamp right there. Right there on the forehead, boom, he's country. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're definitely country, yeah. -Especially when I'm walking around New York City, and I'm like, oh, yeah, I'll have the sketti, not spaghetti. You know, Mama called it, "get on in the house. the sketti's ready."
Sketti. -Is that right? The sketti. -Didn't have enough time to say "spaghetti." -Yeah. I don't know. I might have a little country in me. -Yeah, see, I mean, every time I -- so I got a -- every time I'm around Jimmy, he has to brag on his pickup truck. -That's right. I love my truck. -It's like your favorite thing in the world. -It really is awesome, yeah. I mean... -So
whatpercent country would you say that makes you, based on your love for your pickup truck? Is it 5 -- do you get 5%? -Oh, I get more than 5%.
Yeah. -Oh. -0 mean, some of the best songs in country music are written about trucks. -I know. I've written -- I've written 90% of them. -I'm talking to the man! Oh, man. I love my truck so much. -What Jimmy is to fishing, catching a fish, you know... -What are you doing for the holidays? Anything fun? -Oh, gosh, it's just -- it's Christmas mayhem around -- -It's happening. -We get all the family in. -Yeah? -We get all the fights out, you know, all the fighting. -Out of the way. Just get it out of the way. -Right off, try the first day. -First five minutes. -All the fights.
Clear all the air. - -Look, you go through it, too. -I'm Irish. Absolutely, yeah. -Whoo, yeah. -Yeah, we -- we're going to -- we're just kind of settling in to our house. This will be our second Christmas in our house. And we get the family in, but yeah, we have a good time. We do, you know, after all the -- after all the turkey and all that -- -Thanksgiving. -So I started a few years back, my mother and I, we kinda said, let's do chili dogs on Christmas Eve. And my mother, like, it's a thing, because she wants to go shop -- like she's turning into an all-day event because it used to be, well, it's always been, "Luke, it's 11 now.
We've got to go do our chili dog shopping." She takes me to the grocery store and it's literally -- it's her time to have with me and we buy all of the -- She has this chili recipe that she spends so much time on it and I think, you know -- -So that's a special, beautiful thing. -Some of her cigarette ashes land in it. Sorry, Mama. -That's the secret ingredient. You gave it away! -She's in there, and the cigarette, and she's like... "Oh, oh!" She's like, "Did anybody see that?" -Yeah, yeah, no. -Stir it up. -Keep stirring.
No one will even know. -But the buns have to be the buns that -- they're not the buns that -- they're the buns that are split -- -Split in the middle? -...on the middle. -Yeah, yes, of course. And then
whatwe do is we take the chili -- we put the chili in a bowl, and you cover the chili dog up completely. You cover the hot dog completely up with chili. -Yeah. -And you take oyster crackers. -Wow. -Yeah, the little saltines. -Oh, yeah, I'm in. I'm in. -Oh, they're called scramble dogs. -Yeah.
I'm in! -It's silly. -See, I would love that stuff. -Now, the next morning, Christmas morning, around the tree, you're not happy about what happened. -No, no, no, of course not. Yeah, of course not. -I can't believe I just said that. -I know. There's so much I have to -- I don't have enough time to talk to you but I want to say congrats on "American Idol." -Oh, it's... -You're one of the new judges on "American Idol." -Thank you. Thank you. -I'll be watching. -You know, it's really, you know, when you -- when you take on something like that, you don't know -- you got to -- you got to do contracts and stuff, and they're like, they're serious about it. -Oh, it's major. -Yeah, and you're like, you may get there and be like, "oh, my God, this is miserable." -Yeah. -But it's truly like watching these kids and this young talent come in and watching them start singing, and you're like, "how have you not been discovered yet?"
That's what always is amazing for me. It's like... -Yeah. -With all the, you know, YouTubes and socials and stuff, these kids come out of... -Nowhere. -...these places and you're like...and, um... -That's great. -It's amazing. And getting to work with Lionel and Katy, I mean, Lionel -- -I love Lionel Richie, man. Oh, my God. We love -- -It doesn't get any better. -Yeah, and Katy, too. It's fun. -And Katy, everybody -- you know, Katy, I tell you what's interesting about it is we all dissect the talent pretty similarly, and Katy's like, I mean, Katy's on -- I mean, we're -- we're trying to find an American idol.
It's pretty daunting. -Yeah, good. -Because if we don't find one, then it was our fault, right? - No, yeah. You'll find one, you'll find one. And you'll help them, too. 'cause we love when you perform. We do. We love you so much. And I actually have a clip of one of your performances. -Oh, goodness. -Recently. Do you know what I'm talking about? -No. I have no idea. -Yeah, you do. Yeah, you do. Watch this. This is good. This is what happens when you go see Luke Bryan in concert. -♪ I've been a little crazy seeing you ♪ -My fly was down! ♪♪ - Dude, what happened?
Buddy, I love the dance moves. -Yeah. The dance move, you're doing the dance move -- -Yeah, I'm doing the shake and the fly is spreading out. And I look at the front row, and all the girls are like... And one girl's like... and I'm like... -What does that mean? Check, please? Yeah -- -Well, she's -- Whatever it meant, I knew the fly was down. -X-y-z, man. -I was like -- and all my years, never -- I've fallen off stages. Forgot words. Said the wrong city. -But never did that. -First time, fly down. -I've said the wrong city before, but that was -- -And it was like -- I had a shirt, like, this jacket, like you perform, and you -- I looked down at my jacket or something that I had on was taking all of the paint off my guitar.
Like, I'm like, "oh, my God, my jacket's destroying my guitar." So I ran off, did a wardrobe change and through that, just forgot one -- one small de-- not small. You know what I mean. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. -You said it. -One minor -- -One giant detail. - -One better than average detail. - -You Googled it, too. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. Luke Bryan, "What Makes You Country" is available now. Today it's out. You know, I thought we'd have a little fun. Just a toast. -Nice! -Just a toast for you. -Oh, yeah. -And Mom.
This is from Crif Dog here in New York City. It's one of the best chili dogs I ever had. -Hey, that is -- It looks -- -It's delicious. -It's ready to rock. -Yep. Luke Bryan, everybody.