Bryan concludes Farm tour
Monday, October 4, 2010
– Luke Bryan wrapped a 4-city concert tour, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, in his home state of Georgia this past Friday. Bryan's "Farm Tour" performed for nearly 16,000 fans in Valdosta, Claxton, Carrollton and Macon.
Local schools in all four towns will receive a "Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship," which will be given to a student from a farming family who is in financial need. Those colleges include Valdosta State University, Georgia Southern University (Bryan's alma mater), the University of West Georgia and Mercer University in Macon.
The idea for the Farm Tour concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities. The tour was sponsored by chemical company Monsanto and NRA Country, which is sponsored by the National Rifle Association.
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