This year’s leg of the annual tour was originally scheduled to launch October 5th in Gaston, South Carolina, within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Ocean. With Hurricane Matthew approaching the South Carolina coast, however, the concert was cancelled, upgrading last night’s show in Greenback – a small Tennessee town just south of Knoxville – to the Farm Tour’s first stop. Bryan, who tweeted out an X-ray of the damage to his clavicle after the show, gave a quick explanation of his injuries during the gig, admitting, “I had a little mishap today, Tennessee. I was riding a bike and I broke my damn collarbone. Not good. I got me a souvenir Blount Memorial Hospital bracelet.” Before his drummer counted off another song, Bryan added, “You know what the best thing for a broken bone is? Whiskey. Ain’t that right? Or some East Tennessee moonshine.”
The remaining six shows on the 2016 Farm Tour, which visits farms, ranches and speedways across the Southeast and Midwest, will continue as planned. Meanwhile, Bryan – who slipped off the stage during a January 2016 gig in Burlington, Iowa, ratcheting up his ever-growing number of onstage spills – has added another injury to the mix.