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Bryan visits the farms (again)

Friday, August 12, 2011 – Luke Bryan released his new CD "tailgates & tanlines" this week, and that means the Farm Tour is back. He announced today today that his Farm Tour will continue for a third consecutive year with six shows in late September and early October.

The shows start in Clemson, S.C. on Sept. 29 and wrap Oct. 7 in Carrollton, Ga. Farm Tour tickets will be available starting today at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour and through the local areas retail outlets soon. DEKALB is the presenting sponsor.

"We have such a blast at these shows," said Bryan. "We look forward to bringing music into some of these areas where concert tours can't get to. There's nothing like building a tour set in the middle of a crop field."

The idea for the Farm Tour concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American Farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Proceeds from the concerts will be made available as a scholarship for a student from a farming family attending a local college in each community where the shows are taking place.

Bryan is currently on Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic Tour" and will headline CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan- Tailgates & Tanlines kicking off Sept. 14.

Farm Tour Shows:

Sept. 29 Clemson, SC Clemson University

Sept. 30 Athens, GA Tucker Plantation

Oct. 1 Macon, GA Luther Williams Field

Oct. 5 Statesboro, GA Longneedle Farm

Oct. 6 Valdosta, GA Coffee Weed Plantation

Oct. 7 Carrollton, GA VFW Fairgrounds

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