Luke Bryan lost a good friend to COVID yesterday (1/14). Larry Willoughby, who was instrumental in getting Luke his record deal, passed away at age 73.
Luke posted to Instagram along with a picture of he and Willoughby, “This guy believed in me and rolled the dice on a goofy boy from Georgia. He was very key and critical in getting me my record deal at Capitol Records. He passed away today due to COVID. He was a great artist, songwriter and a hell of an song guy. Thank you for believing in me Larry Willoughby. You will be missed. I love you buddy.”
Karen Fairchild responded to his post writing “Heartbreaking.” Randy Houser also commented saying, “Hate to hear this bud.”