Bryan tours farm country
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
– Luke Bryan will bring his fourth-annual Farm Tour 2012 through several southern states, including his home state of Georgia, performing 8 concerts in October.
The shows will open with several friends, the "Peach Pickers," Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins, who both received much success as songwriters, plus singer/songwriters Chancie Neal and Cole Swindell.
Proceeds from the concerts help to create the scholarships. When the tour wraps on Oct. 13 in Macon, Ga., Bryan will have offered a total of 20 scholarships in its 4-year run to students of farming families within the communities the tour has played.
GAC will also be on hand for the fourth-consecutive year and will tape "Top 20" at the Sold-Out! Clemson, S.C. show to air on Friday, Oct. 12, which is sold out.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 3 Claxton (Statesboro), GA Longneedle Farm
Oct. 4 Clemson, SC Campus Beach @ Clemson University
Oct. 5 Auburn, AL Adams Farm
Oct. 6 Valdosta, GA Valdosta Wake Compound
Oct. 10 Villa Rica, GA V-Plex
Oct. 11 Colbert (Athens), GA Tucker Plantation
Oct. 12 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Oct. 13 Macon, GA Midway @ Central City Park
Tickets are available at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour or at your Harveys Supermarket.
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