Continuing on with his yearly EP tradition, Luke Bryan has announced his first-ever Farm Tour companion piece, Farm Tour … Here's to the Farmer, set for release on Sept. 23rd.
The project was unveiled Monday, June 20th, while Bryan was co-hosting NBC's Today, and it coincides with the announcement of his eighth annual Farm Tour, which is set to visit eight small farming communities from Oct. 5th – 15th.
Filled with five all-new songs from the country superstar, Farm Tour … Here's to the Farmer will be Bryan's eighth career EP release and follows in the footsteps of his long-running Spring Break concert and EP series. But now that Bryan's handed the reins of those boozy Gulf Coast concerts over to Cole Swindell, it looks like he's refocusing on his charity-based fall tour.
At each stop, a portion of ticket proceeds provide college scholarships to students from farming families or students studying agriculture within the community, and Bryan and his corporate tour partner Bayer will also make a presentation to a local farmer onstage.
Fans who purchase tickets to the Farm Tour will also receive a download code for the EP, and tickets go on sale to the general public June 24th (June 21st at 10 a.m. local time for fan club members and Citi cardholders).
Here's a complete list of dates for the Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016:
Oct. 5 - Gaston, S.C., @ Culler Farms
Oct. 6 - Greenback, Tenn., @ Maple Lane Farms
Oct. 7 - Elizabethtown, Ky., @ Highland Farms
Oct. 8 - Monroeville, Ind., @ Spangler Farms
Oct. 12 - Batesville, Miss., @ FT Farms
Oct. 13 - Prairie Grove, Ark., @ Ogden Ranch
Oct. 14 - Centralia, Mo., @ Stowers Farm
Oct. 15 - Effingham, Ill., @ Mid America Motorworks