When Colby Swift, a country music hopeful who is just 19 years old, entered the stage on American Idol, it was a very unique event in the show’s history. Colby had never performed in front of a large crowd before, nor had he ever taken a single vocal lesson in his life.
In point of fact, he claimed that he had never even left the state of Texas, where he was born and raised! In spite of this, the judges were completely blown away by his performance of “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” by Freddy Fender.
Following the young cowboy’s performance, judge and country music artist Luke Bryan had a sense of connection with him. He made a statement along the lines of, “Well, I don’t know if a child has ever come in here and been more me at 19.”
Then an occurrence that nobody could have predicted took place. Luke requested that Colby elevate his feet so that he could examine the bottoms of Colby’s shoes. They had holes, tears, and looked completely worn out…
Those holes went all the way down to the bottom! His question to Colby was, “What size shoe are you, exactly?”
It is well knowledge that Luke is a morally upstanding individual. Kelly, Luke’s sister, passed away in 2007 from circumstances that are still a mystery. At the time of her passing, she was at home with her little boy.
Ben, her husband, was the primary caregiver for the couple’s three children.
Ben, too, passed away unexpectedly in the year 2014. The moment Luke and Caroline saw the children, they made the prompt decision to adopt all three of them and raise them as their own.
Therefore, it did not come as much of a surprise when Luke carried out an act of kindness for Colby that brought tears to the eyes of the audience members.
He took off his own booths and offered them to Colby, adding that those boots are designed for walking to the following round in the competition. Colby was left speechless, and the crowd erupted with applause as he walked off stage.