Bryan farm tour reaches 19K
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
– Luke Bryan performed the first three of six shows over the weekend on his third-annual "Farm Tour" playing in front of 19,000 fans.
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.
Remaining "Farm Tour" Shows: are:
Oct. 5 Statesboro, GA Longneedle Farm
Oct. 6 Valdosta, GA Coffee Weed Plantation
Oct. 7 Carrollton, GA VFW Fairgrounds
GAC: Great American Country and Storme Warren will be on hand in Statesboro filming for "Top 20" and "Headline Country." GAC Top 20 will air on Friday, Oct 14. Bryan will then resume his headline tour, CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines, on Friday, Oct 13 in Johnson City, Tenn.
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tailgates & tanlines
By now Luke Bryan has established his defining sound, and he chooses comfort over exploration on his third CD, "tailgates & tanlines." The only major change is his songwriting contributions. Bryan co-wrote most of the songs on his first two albums, but stepped back here with his name on 8 or the 13 songs. To be fair, this doesn't really have any effect on the overall sound.
The disc starts off with what may have been the worst song of 2011, Country Girl (Shake It for Me). »»»
Doin' My Thing
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Music City goes (Boston) Pop(s)
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