Janson joins Bryan Farm Tour
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
– Chris Janson will join Luke Bryan for the second consecutive year on his eighth annual Farm Tour 2016.
Starting Oct. 5, Janson will join Granger Smith, Jon Langston and the Peach Pickers on select dates through Oct. 15.
"I'm so excited to join my buddy Luke Bryan again on this year's Farm Tour," said Janson of "Buy Me a Boat" fame. "It's such a wonderful thing that Luke does to help kids with their college tuition. And it's a big party on the farm, always a good time."
Janson's current single is "Holdin' Her." He also has two songs he co-wrote that other artists are releasing: Tim McGraw's "How I'll Always Be" and Jordan Rager's upcoming "Now That I Know Your Name."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 5 Gaston, South Carolina Culler Farms
Oct. 7 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Highland Farms
Oct. 12 Batesville, Mississippi FT Farms
Oct. 13 Prairie Grove, Arkansas Ogden Ranch
Oct. 14 Centralia, Missouri Stowers Farm
Oct. 15 Effingham, Illinois Mid America Motorworks
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