Luke Bryan took time out this week to record a song with the campers at the annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp for people with Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to intense musical ability or musical interest. You may remember seeing the campers perform with Darius Rucker on the ACM Awards a few years ago, but Luke says actually being with the campers is a really heartwarming experience.
"I've seen the Lifting Lives program on the award show and stuff," Luke explains, "but you never really truly get the emotion of walking in the room and seeing how much they really know my music and how much music is really such a positive thing for them."
The campers also got to karaoke with Lauren Alaina and write a song with country newcomer Brett Eldredge. They'll also perform on the Grand Ole Opry Friday night with Big & Rich.
In other Luke Bryan news, he's performing with Joe Walsh on Joe's CMT Crossroads special Saturday night at 11 ET. The two team up for Joe's hit "Life's Been Good," and Luke admits he was nervous singing in front of Joe at first. The show taped a few weeks ago, and Luke was floored to perform with the rock legend.
He says, "Just hearing him play the guitar and hearing the way he’s able to make the sounds come out of that guitar was pretty amazing, and it was definitely a highlight of my career."
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons also perform with Joe Walsh on Saturday night's special.
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