As the Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 22nd year together in April, we came up with the idea to write each Boy a letter from the fans. We will post a letter to each Boy every week in April, going in age order, from oldest to youngest, and we’ll be asking you every week to contribute ideas so that it truly is from the fans to them. Follow us on Twitter @WHOTheBckstreet or find us on Facebook so that you can tell us your thoughts as well. 🙂
To the boy who wasn’t expected to survive to become the man, husband, father, entertainer, musician you are today, we want you to know how much you are loved and appreciated. Your kind spirit and your incredible faith have touched the hearts of so many of us that you can’t even begin to fathom how lucky we are to have you in our lives.
When we posted asking why people loved you, there were multiple tweets/comments in response and they all said “Where do I start?” and “I need more than 140 characters”. There is not a way to describe the immense love and respect that we have for you, not only as fans, but as human beings. You bring a certain light to any room and have, at times, made us realize things we didn’t know about ourselves. You bring things out of people, for the better. You’ve showed us that you can be a celebrity and still remain a good person. You’ve restored our faith in humanity on multiple occasions and for that, we thank you.
Many of us were also touched by your solo career as a Christian artist (including myself personally). There were events that we have attended for you, only to leave with a deeper spiritual hunger and an overwhelming sense of wanting a closer relationship with God. Your unshakable faith is inspiring shows in everything you do. Thank you for never compromising your beliefs for the sake of the industry. We may not be famous, but we face hardships everyday that ask us to compromise who we are and because of you, we know that it’s possible to be successful without giving in.
Thank you for never throwing in the towel. We know that the sacrifices you have made are tremendous and that you’re a small town guy who loves being home and loves being a husband and a father and you don’t know how much we appreciate you always coming back. You have a gift for entertaining and we are so blessed that you have chosen to share it with us, whether it be on a small or large scale. The Backstreet Boys wouldn’t be the Backstreet Boys without you. Whether you’re upside down, flippiing across and/or jumping off the stage, or laying down to take selfies with a few of us, we love who you are and you’ll never know how much it means to us. Your talent goes beyond your vocal ability – it takes a special person to do what you do.
Thank you, also, so sharing your struggles with us. We know that it’s not easy to open up about anything personally affecting you and that we don’t necessarily have the right to know, but you chose to share with us anyway. Thank you for having the courage to be open and honest about what you’re going through and pushing through. You are a fighter and you are unstoppable – we’ve seen it for 22 years. We will forever be in your corner rooting for you on a daily basis.
We appreciate your humor and your comedic relief as well as your kind heart and your good soul. If your goal is to make millions of people happy all across the world, you have succeeded. You are one-of-a-kind and an all-in-one package. Your heart shines through in everything you do and every interaction with fans. We couldn’t have asked for a better 5th member of the Backstreet Boys and in 22 years, you have proved to be so much more than just a member of a band that we love. Never change, Brian Littrell. We love you just the way you are.
Love, Fans All Over The World
A Few Fan Tweets:
“The man makes me downright speechless… He has one of the biggest hearts and he touched mine in a way I never imagined.” – @LoveinLeighBri
“Oh man too many reasons. Where to begin? He is one of the most giving, paitent, down to earth men I have been blessed to meet.” – @Yahtzee27
“I love how he’s not afraid to show his faith in God and how he keeps his sense of humor, even during hard times. He’s truly an angel. 140 characters weren’t enough.” –
“I don’t know where to start! I just can’t imagine my life without his voice, his music, his way of being, I love everything about him, he’s a blessing!” – @BrokCrew
“He loves God, his family, he is so humble and grounded and amazingly talented and strong.” – @Toni4Kaos
“Always makes me smile in interviews & the little waves & winks he gives to fans in concerts.” – @sharksfin3
“He has a huge heart and is one of the most inspiring, humble & talented men I’ve ever seen!” – @NeerathaJ
“Where should I start? His voice is the most perfect I’ve ever heard, he’s very handsome, sexy, funny, cute, down to earth. I love how he always stays true to himself and his family & put them above everything ” – @
“I love how he sticks to his faith no matter what circumstance he is in. Family man.” – @Starrbaby1982
“The strongest man: the most inspirational man in my life; angelic voice; the smile that makes other happy.” – @_SouffleGirl_
“Personality, voice, funny, handsome, down to earth, sweet, has faith, family man, smart.” – @btl2345
“His eyes, his voice, him as a person, so sweet, kind and caring. Can’t wait to one day meet him. Oh and one more – how he has been fighting with his voice issues and opened up about it, that was so brave of him” – @Isabella90bsb
“He’s funny, sweet, kind, amazing father & husband, has the voice of an angel, always willing to talk to fans & take pics, hasn’t had to compromise his faith for BSB. He’s just a beautiful person inside and out.” – @Noora_S
“He was the first BSB I ever laid my eyes on. He always have a special place in my heart because he’s just like his cousin Kevin. He’s a humble country boy who loves to sing and bringing happiness to people with music and his song. His strong Christian faith is one of his best features ever. I mean, he was already a superstar, he was the Brian from BSB and what did he do for a solo? Not an ordinary love song pop album but a Christian one. Not many people do that even tho they claimed themselves as a Christian. His love for God is probably the one that makes me love him so much, despite of how goofy he is. And oh, his nostrils. Those are amazing.” – @SasaRichardson
“Ηe is a really inspiring artist and an amazing human being! I adore him!<3” – @georgiavmj
“My second fave BSB. The funniest guy in the group. He makes me laugh.” –
“I love him because not only is he an amazing talent, he’s a great example of a man that I desire to be like.” – @rgl211
“He has a heart of gold. one if my inspiration. his faith. his family. his talent. his music.” – @Jhie0730
“I think @brian_littrell has a really good heart and a really cool personality amazing sense of humor. My fave.” – @brokfan2