Luke Bryan has released “Love Me in a Field,” a track off his new Farm Tour…Here’s to the Farmer EP – and, no, we did not make that song title up. It’s actually a fitting anthem for Bryan’s annual concert tour of agricultural communities, an upbeat if cheeky track about the joy of getting down on the farm. “Let’s get tangled in the tassels of some ten foot corn / Tear our t-shirts in the cotton patch behind the barn … Baby, love me in a field,” Bryan sings.
While the boisterous guitar licks wail, the aggressive drums hint at what’s to come in that idyllic pasture, with Bryan swaggering his way through the verses. A new lyric video for the song, which Bryan co-write with Rodney Clawson and Matt Dragstrem, features golden-hued scenes of farms and fields, a setting in which the singer – and son of a peanut farmer – is entirely comfortable.
“Back when I started music, it wasn’t uncommon to get a flatbed trailer and have a band party somewhere in a field or a tractor shed,” Bryan says of his early musical roots, which helped inspire the vibe of his Farm Tour. Above all, though, Bryan wants this latest installment of the tour and its first-ever accompanying EP to raise a glass to those underappreciated stewards of the land. Says Bryan: “I hope when a farmer hears [the EP], he’s really inspired by that. I think growing up in a farming family and community, Here’s to the Farmer says a lot of what I would love to say to all the farmers out there that do work so hard.”
The 2016 Farm Tour was to kick off tonight in Gaston, South Carolina, but the approaching Hurricane Matthew necessitated the show’s cancellation. Bryan will now launch the tour October 6th in Greenback, Tennessee.