Luke Bryan gives fellow Leesburg native Phillip Phillips words of encouragement

Phillip Phillips rocking out at his Hometown Hero celebration that took place May 12th, 2012. / From file

Successful country music artist Luke Bryan shared a few words of encouragement for fellow Leesburg native Phillip Phillips via YouTube.

In a video uploaded to YouTube by Bryan and posted to his Facebook page, Bryan said that he watched every episode of Idol and that it was amazing to see him climb. He ended the video by saying that he was pulling for him.

Luke Bryan is a Leesburg native that has released three studio albums spawning several top ten hits since his debut in 2007 according to CMT.

(Video from Luke Bryan's YouTube channel)