This July 4, Luke Bryan is proud to be an American -- and he thinks you should be, too.

But the 'Roller Coaster' singer says that one of the most important things is to honor the men and women who fight for our country everyday, not just on a national holiday.

“I think the definition of an American is somebody who stands up during the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ and stands up when ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is being sung," the star explains, "and just appreciates what all the fallen heroes and soldiers have done to keep us living in a country that’s free where we have the right to do anything we want.”

This year, Bryan is using his freedom to travel the country on his That's My Kind of Night stadium tour.