Luke Bryan Talks Raising His Orphaned Nephew: 'We Love It'

The singer has been caring for his nephew after the death of his brother-in-law.

ByABC News
September 29, 2016, 3:19 PM

— -- Luke Bryan's home life may be a "social experiment," he said, but it's a happy one.

In an interview with People, the singer opened up about raising his 14-year-old nephew, Til, whom he and his wife took in after the death of Bryan's brother-in-law in 2014.

The singer's sister, Til's mother, died in 2007.

“We woke up and had a teenager in our midst, but we love it,” he told the magazine. “It’s nothing but positive. Til is having a blast and I think he’s finally settled in being in Nashville.”

In addition to raising Til, Bryan, 40, and his wife Caroline have two sons, Bo, 8, and Tate, 6. Bryan said that the three boys get along famously, and his nephew loves to teach his sons all the coolest new dances.

“What is it? The Dab and all that? And the Nae Nae? He teaches them all that," Bryan said. "They’re out there in the yard doing that when they score a touchdown.”

However, there are challenges to having a teenager, too. Bryan joked that Til is now "taller than me ... and he can chuck me around!" but grew more serious when discussing how he's been parenting an older child.

“We’re having to watch grades and watch Instagram and Snapchat and keep him from being on that all day long,” he said. “It’s interesting because he’ll be a boy one minute and he’ll act like a man the next, so you just try to help him make good decisions and study hard and be respectful and try to do your best to raise them right.”