Luke Bryan, the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, revisits his family’s farming roots again as the country superstar has announced his seventh annual Luke Bryan Farm Tour, kicking off in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 30th.
Like last year’s trek, this year’s itinerary includes eight stops, four of which, including the Fort Wayne date, are staged in cities the tour has never visited since it began in 2009. Also new to the tour are Lexington, Kentucky; Starkville, Mississippi; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As he’s done in the past, Bryan will set aside a portion of ticket proceeds for local college scholarships. The Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarships are granted to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. Last year’s tour drew more than 110,000 fans.
By the time the Farm Tour gets underway in the fall, Bryan’s fifth studio album will be in stores. The “Kick the Dust Up” singer recently told Rolling Stone Country that Kill the Lights, set for release on August 7th, will be “country-er” than the two-million-selling Crash My Party, released two years ago.
“‘Kick the Dust Up’ is a big ol’ fun stadium, uptempo [song],” he says. “But after that we have some neat stuff, with a lot of depth. Are there songs that show more maturity? Certainly. Are there songs that don’t? Certainly.”
Here is the full itinerary for Bryan’s Farm Tour:
September 30th — Fort Wayne, Indiana
October 1st — Lexington, Kentucky
October 2nd — Knoxville, Tennessee
October 3rd — Columbia, South Carolina
October 7th — Starkville, Mississippi
October 8th — Tuscaloosa, Alabama
October 9th — Macon, Georgia
October 10th — Valdosta, Georgia