The country singer is redefining what it means to put family first by caring for his 13-year-old nephew, Til, who was suddenly orphaned last November.
Til is the son of Luke's sister, Kelly, who died in 2007. Til and his two older sisters lived with their father until he died last year.
"We feel like if we just stay positive through this, maybe we'll be a positive inspiration for people that had these things happen to 'em," Luke said in an interview with ABC News. "You just have to plow on and play the hand that's dealt."
And part of the way he's playing his hand is by having Til live with him, his wife and their two sons in Nashville. According to ABC, Luke also flies Til's sisters out to visit regularly, too.
"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," Luke said. "Tough stuff."
Luke also told ABC he's thankful he has the means to care for Til and pay for the boy's sisters to travel to visit, and that even though caring for another child is "exhausting" for him and his wife, they're staying positive and treating the situation as part of God's plan.
"You know, we just stay positive," he said. "I think people expect that from me."
He added, "I have to pray that people that have had similar situations can maybe look at my family and see me positively dealing with it. I'm not saying it's easy."
Knowing he's working so hard to support his family in light of so much tragedy is just one more reason to pick up Luke's new album, Spring Break…Checkin' Out, when it drops this spring.
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