Luke Bryan proved just how country he is in a recent interview when he showed off his pet turkey. He and his fellow American Idol judges appeared on Live With Kelly and Ryan this week via video chat.
Luke’s choice of pet is a bit awkward, not only because of his hunting habits, but also because he actually joked about cooking the turkey in his backyard. Let’s hope he doesn’t get too hungry during quarantine.
Luke Bryan Shows Off His Pet Turkey
During the interview, Luke went out to the back of his house, where his turkey was waiting for him. He opened the door, and the big bird waddled inside. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and hosts Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa were gobsmacked.
“Luke, is that a smoker in the background of the pet turkey? Is that a grill?” Ryan wondered. Luke responded by saying, “Yeah, that’s where he’ll eventually wind up … I’m just playing!”
Everyone got a kick out of that. “Hey, Luke?” Katy said. “That’s what makes you country.” Lionel said Luke sent him a photo of the turkey the other day, and he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
Luke Has Been Known To Go Turkey Hunting
Luke’s joke about cooking his pet turkey might seem harmless, but it gets awkward when you realize the singer has actually been known to hunt turkeys. In an episode of “Buck Commander,” Luke tries and fails to shoot one of the birds.
Luke calls turkey hunting “frustrating as hell,” adding, “The day you think you’re gonna kill them, you can’t get anything out of them.” However, he still loves to hunt turkeys, explaining, “It’s something that’s really fun to do in the spring, and it’s amazing, at the end of it all you can have some turkey nuggets.”
Fingers crossed that Luke doesn’t decide to turn his backyard turkey into turkey nuggets. Lionel and Katy might need to keep tabs on him during quarantine.