AOL: What's been one songwriting session that generated a lot of laughter?
LUKE: I'll never forget when me and Jason Matthews wrote the line, "Don't be a tape player hater," in 'Country Man,' I don't think I ever laughed harder. We didn't know where we were gonna put that in a song, but we knew we had to make it into a song. I just remember laughing and being so proud of such a goofy little line.
AOL: What can you tell us about the song you recently wrote with Darius Rucker?
LUKE: We had a great time writing. I remember sitting in the writing session, and I would say a line and then Darius would sing it in Darius' signature voice. It's amazing how he has a vocal style that's his own. We wrote a song called 'Rock 'N Roller,' and its about back in his rock 'n roll days ... It's a fun little song that says a lot of funny little lines in it, and we still get together and recite the lines from it and get a laugh.
AOL: Think back to that moment when you told your parents you were moving to Nashville to pursue your dreams. What was their reaction?
LUKE: They were honestly very excited. I've always had a real supportive family that's always been behind me in my musical endeavors. My dad, I was working for him at the time, and he essentially told me to get out of town and go chase my dreams. And my mother ? anytime a mother sends their baby boy off somewhere far away, she was really upset about it but very supportive. Every chance she can come to Nashville and see me, she does.
AOL: And now you're a dad yourself, with a toddler son and another baby on the way. What has surprised you the most about fatherhood?
LUKE: Being a musician, how much work it is and [wife Caroline] being by herself so much. Out here on the road, it's a job that never stops, and to watch your child go from this little child that is so depending on you to grow to where they're pulling the blinds back in the door and watching you walk up the steps when you've been gone for a long time ... Caroline calls me and she's like, "Please talk to Bo, he's been saying your name all day." That's the best part of fatherhood. It's so rewarding to watch him grow, watch him learn, show him tractors and airplanes on the computer and then go down the street and he's freaking out when he sees a tractor. It's fun making him like the little things that you want to make him like.