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Bryan axes farm tour

Monday, July 27, 2020 – Luke Bryan's annual rite of fall - his farm tour - is not happening this year due to COVID-19.

""To all my farm tour fans out there, I'm sad to announce the 2020 Farm Tour shows will not happen due to COVID-19. We've been going strong for the past 11 consecutive years so this one really hurts. We have looked at all kinds of ways to continue with the shows this year, but couldn't come up with a solution to give y'all the full Farm Tour experience while keeping everyone safe. Until next year! Love y'all."

Bryan started the tour in Claxton, Ga. with a bit more than 2,000 fans in attendance. The intent of the tour is to hit small towns that don't tend to have concerts.

Bryan is releasing a new album, "Born Here Live Here Die Here," on Aug. 7. The 10-song release, which includes "Knockin' Boots,"was supposed to have been release April 24, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

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