Luke Bryan Glad LGBTQ Fans Appreciate ‘Most People Are Good’, But Says Its Message Is Broader
While it didn't initially occur to Luke Bryan that his single "Most People Are Good" could serve as a message of support for the LGBTQ community, the country superstar says he's glad that fans are interpreting it that way. The song's chorus features the line "I believe you love who you love / Ain't nothing you should ever be ashamed of."
"The first time I heard the song, I was just so enamored with it as a body of work and everything it was saying that that line passed me by," Bryan shared backstage at the 2018 CMA Music Festival. "I just thought of it as a love line. I'll be truthful: I thought about it as maybe an interracially charged line, but even that was only after multiple listens to the song."
Bryan says he's glad the song's message of equality and hope has reached his LGBTQ listeners, and that the song is broad enough to offer something to a variety of different fan demographics.
"Going into recording it, if somebody had asked me if I would ever change that line, I would have been like, 'Are you crazy? Not in a million years,'" he says. "I think that song is about the world in general. That line, in particular, needs to be interpreted however the listener wants to interpret it."
He also explains that a lyric that can be unpacked in multiple ways, and reach multiple different kinds of listeners, is a sign of a well-written song: "I think it can help free up the Nashville community of songwriters to getting closer and closer to writing whatever they want," Bryan adds. "It takes one line and makes it into 20 lines. That's what good music's all about."
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