Luke Bryan goes back to the farm
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
– Luke Bryan will stage his inaugural Farm Tour show on Oct. 5 in Statesboro, Ga. The idea came from Bryan as a way to give back to a charity or organization in local farming communities. These special one-off shows will continue throughout Bryan's career with additional dates already planned for 2010. Further details on these Farm Tour shows will be announced at a later time. GAC's Top 20 will film their show on site in Statesboro.
"Being from a rural farming community, the Farm Tour is something I have envisioned for a very long time," said Bryan. "I love the thought of setting up on a farm and building our own little world, starting small and growing it each time. We can never do enough to bring awareness to the hard working farmers of this country."
The Oct. 5 Farm Tour event will be staged at Hurricane Plantation in Claxton, Ga., a suburb of Statesboro, with monies raised going to a scholarship fund for students at Georgia Southern University, Bryan's alma mater. Tickets are available online Thursday, Sept. 10 at lukebryan.com and also hard tickets available Sept. 12 at Harry's BBQ & Seafood in Hagan, Ga. Great American Country will film the Top 20 Countdown Show from the show.
The show kicks off Bryan's "Doin' My Thing" album launch where he plans to head to multiple cities in a two week timeframe to meet his fans and play new music. The CD drops Oct. 6.
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