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Luke Bryan promotes new CD

Monday, September 28, 2009 – Luke Bryan is set to release his second album, "Doin' My Thing," on Oct. 6 and will embark on a special promotional tour visiting nine cities in nine days to promote the new album. The album launch will kick-off Oct. 5 in Statesboro, Ga., where Bryan will host his previously announced first-ever Farm Tour show, and the promo tour will wrap in Minneapolis on Oct. 14.

On album release date, Bryan will head to Leesburg, Ga. for an exclusive concert that was won by his hometown through an online contest with. Bryan will perform on his high school football field. Bryan said, "The last time I sang on that field, I had written a song for graduation. It will be nostalgic to go back and now play a full show."

During the promotional tour, Bryan will visit the local radio station in each city, meet and greet fans one-on-one and perform live.
Oct. 5 Statesboro, GA Hurricane Plantation GAC Top 20 will be on site
Oct. 6 Leesburg, GA Lee County High School Football Field
Oct. 7 Charlotte Coyote Joe's
Oct. 8 Greenville, SC Blind Horse
Oct. 9 Tampa Dallas Bull
Oct. 10 Atlanta, GA Wild Bills
Oct. 12 Augusta Country Club
Oct. 13 Chicago Joe's Bar
Oct. 14 Minneapolis Fine Line

After wrapping his album launch, Bryan will prepare for his first headline tour, "Doin' My Thing Tour," on Oct. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla.

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