• LUKE BRYAN AND FELLOW AMERICAN IDOL JUDGES LIONEL RICHIE AND KATY PERRY DISH ON THE SHOW AND EACH OTHER.

    Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were in Nashville late last week as American Idol stopped in Music City to hold auditions for the first season of the talent competition on ABC.

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    This was the third city on their national trek to find the next big superstar, and it seems like the trio have really become a cohesive team.

    “[Luke’s] one of those guys you meet and you swear he’s been a part of your life forever,” says Lionel. “I’m going back to check my yearbook. I’m going back to check The Commodores; I know he was in the band somewhere, but he’s got that personality.”

    Luke is getting into a groove and feels comfortable now stating his opinion in front of the other two judges. “To be on this ride with them and to see how serious they take it and how important it is. It’s an undertaking and a challenge that, when I started saying my opinion on the first day and they started agreeing with it, I was like, ‘Hell yes, I’m gonna be okay. We’re on the same page,’” he says. “I was very flattered that I could come in and be the ole country boy voice. But back to them, I mean obviously huge fans of everything that they’ve done from the word go.”

    Adding, “I haven’t ever even told Katy this. I remember the first time I heard ‘I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It,’ like I was just starting touring and I got my band guys on the bus and I was like, ‘Guys, this is what a huge ass pop hit sounds like.’ We’re sitting there jamming to [sings] ‘I kissed a girl,’ and obviously, that was Katy’s first endeavor.”

    Katy appreciates the benefit of having three different and distinct artists on the panel. “We all have our strengths and I think that we are a very diverse panel and I think we all can give a different perspective. Lionel tells a lot of incredible stories and people come in singing Whitney and Prince, and he’s like, ‘Oh, well, those are my homies,’” she says. “We have a lot of fun, obviously, but we are really looking for talent and talent is presenting itself. It’s funny because I kept on saying I think that everything’s been discovered, every stone has been turned, every diamond has been polished, and I feel like actually we’re finding pretty great stuff.”

    Luke is also getting a few pointers from Lionel on the piano.


    Luke has climbed into the Top 10 on the country charts with “Light It Up,” the first release from his upcoming album, What Makes You Country, available December 8th.

    The Georgia native, who is nominated for this year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year (an award he’s won twice), is also busy on the road with his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, which makes stops in San Diego on Wednesday (October 25th), Phoenix on Thursday (October 26th) and San Bernadino on Friday (October 27th).

    Audio / Lionel Richie says he feels like he’s know Luke Bryan forever.

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    American Idol (Lionel on Luke) OC: (Luke) …a Commodores roadie. :14
    LIONEL: “When I first met him, though, I must admit – you know [Luke’s] one of those guys you meet and you swear he’s been a part of your life forever. I’m going back to check my yearbook. I’m going back to check The Commodores; I know he was in the band somewhere, but he’s got that personality.” LUKE: “A Commodores roadie.” [Lionel laughs]

    Audio / NOTE LANGUAGE: Luke Bryan talks about being a part of American Idol and when he heard Katy Perry’s first hit.

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    American Idol (Luke on Idol and Katy Perry) OC: …endeavor. :57
    “To be on this ride with them and to see how serious they take it and how important it is. It’s an undertaking and a challenge that, when I started saying my opinion on the first day and they started agreeing with it, I was like, ‘Hell yes, I’m gonna be okay. We’re on the same page.’ I was very flattered that I could come in and be the ole country boy voice. But back to them, I mean obviously huge fans of everything that they’ve done from the word go. I haven’t ever even told Katy this. I remember the first time I heard ‘I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It,’ like I was just starting touring and I got my band guys on the bus and I was like, ‘Guys, this is what a huge ass pop hit sounds like.’ We’re sitting there jamming to [sings] ‘I kissed a girl,’ and obviously, that was Katy’s first endeavor.”

    Audio / Katy Perry says the three American Idol judges, including Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, are having a lot of fun together, and they’re also finding great talent for the show.

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    American Idol (Katy Perry) OC: …great stuff. :41
    KATIE: “We all have our strengths and I think that we are a very diverse panel and I think we all can give a different perspective. Lionel tells a lot of incredible stories and people come in singing Whitney and Prince, and he’s like, ‘Oh, well, those are my homies!’” LIONEL: “We’ll start there, and then she goes, ‘Lionel, how’s your blood sugar? What do you need?’” KATIE: “What do you need? You need a cracker? Here’s some Pedialyte.’ We have a lot of fun, obviously, but we are really looking for talent and talent is presenting itself. It’s funny because I kept on saying I think that everything’s been discovered, every stone has been turned, every diamond has been polished, and I feel like actually we’re finding pretty great stuff.”

     

     

     

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie, Tyminski, Luke

    Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher helped raise $500,000 when they hosted a benefit for Danita’s Children Sunday night. Proceeds will assist the people of Haiti.

    Tyminski will perform on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert October 25th.

    Luke Bryan will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show October 26th.

  • THE FIRST ROUND OF CMA PERFORMERS HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    The first round of performers has been announced for this year’s CMA Awards. Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi and new Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will perform, as well as Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett.

    Luke is a two-time consecutive CMA Entertainer of the Year (2014, 2015), returning to compete for his fifth nomination in the category. He has garnered 15 CMA Awards nominations since 2010.

    Up for three nominations this year, Eric is a three-time CMA Awards winner with 25 total career nods. He returns this year with recognition in the Entertainer of the Year category, in addition to Musical Event and his sixth consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist.

    Little Big Town claims four nominations this year including Vocal Group, Album for The Breaker, and Single and Music Video for “Better Man.” They are seven-time CMA Awards winners with a career total of 26 CMA Awards nominations.

    Stapleton is a five-time CMA Awards winner nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, and Album for From A Room: Volume 1. He receives one nomination for Album, but can receive an additional trophy as producer. This is his third consecutive nomination for Male, which he’s won the past two years. He was also nominated for Entertainer last year and won Album for Traveller in 2015. He is an 11-time CMA Awards nominee.

    The reigning CMA Vocal Duo Brothers Osborne received their first Music Video nod for “It Ain’t My Fault” and will once again vie for Vocal Duo, their third nomination in the category.

    First-time nominee, Jon Pardi, vies for two categories with nominations for New Artist of the Year and Single for “Dirt On My Boots,” which he co-produced. He receives one nomination for Single of the Year, but can receive an additional trophy as producer.

    With six CMA Awards to her name, Carrie, who is also co-hosting the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley, returns to vie for Female Vocalist, a category she’s won four times (2006-2008, 2016) and nominated for consecutively since 2006.

    With 81 career nominations, Alan is the second most nominated artist in CMA Awards history. This year marks Jackson’s 24th CMA Awards performance since debuting in 1990 with “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” He will receive Country Music’s Highest Honor, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, on Sunday, Oct. 22 during the official Medallion Ceremony at the CMA Theater.

    The 51st Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 8th at 8pm ET on ABC.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Sam, Carrie, LBT, Chris, Jon, Luke

    Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Jon Pardi earned nominations for this year’s American Music Awards. Keith leads the country nominees with three nods, including Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country for Ripcord and Favorite Song – Country for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Sam picks up a pair of nominations, including Favorite Male Artist – Country and Favorite Song – Country for “Body Like a Back Road.” Chris earns a nomination for From A Room: Volume 1, while Jon picks up a nod for Favorite Song – Country for “Dirt on My Boots.” The 45th Annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 19th at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and Tailgates and Tanlines albums were certified 4X platinum by the RIAA. Several of his songs, including “Drunk on You,” “Crash My Party,” “Play It Again” and “That’s My Kind of Night” were also certified 4X platinum, while “Country Girl [Shake It For Me]” was certified quintuple platinum. Luke’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” “Home Alone Tonight” and “All My Friends Say” was certified platinum.

    Keith Urban is set to appear on a new television special, Grammys Greatest Stories, which will take a behind-the-scenes look at the past 59 years of Grammys performances and history. The two-hour show will include appearances by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion and U2, among others. Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will air Black Friday, November 24th beginning at 9pm ET on CBS.

  • LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES HIS NEW ALBUM – WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY – ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

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    Four-time Entertainer of the Year winner and current CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Bryan announced the release of his sixth studio album on Capitol Records Nashville What Makes You Country on “Good Morning America” this morning. What Makes You Country will be available on Friday, Dec. 8 with pre-orders available now at http://strm.to/whatmakesyoucountry and exclusive album packages available here:  https://LukeBryan.lnk.to/storePR

     

    “My favorite part of making a new album is getting to collaborate with the songwriting community in this town” said Luke.  “It is important to me to continue to push myself to grow on all levels and I feel like we did that on this project. Making and performing music never gets old and I can honestly say I am having the time of my life.  I will be forever grateful to every fan who sings along each night.”

    What Makes You Country was produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens and contains 15 songs, seven of them co-written by Luke including the title track. The album’s lead single “Light It Up,” written by Luke and Old Dominion member Brad Tursi, (watch the lyric video here: http://vevo.ly/39Je7H) is the follow up to his 18th career No. 1 single and sixth No. 1 from his Kill The Lights album. With this feat, Luke made Billboard chart history as the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner six No. 1 singles from one album. Luke’s tailgates & tanlines and Crash My Party albums both generated five No. 1 singles.

    In conjunction with the announcement of the What Makes You Country album today, “Good Morning America” also shared a sneak peek of the “What Makes You Country” digital campaign. The video engages Luke’s fans, celebrity friends and people from all walks of life representing what ‘country’ means to them. Check out the first installment of the video series here: www.whatmakesyoucountry.com and share your own video using the hashtag #WhatMakesMeCountry.
    What Makes You Country track list:

    1. What Makes You Country – Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
    2. Out Of Nowhere – Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
    3. Light It Up – Luke Bryan, Brad Tursi
    4. Most People Are Good – David Frasier, Ed Hill, Josh Kear
    5. Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset – Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, Chase McGill
    6. Bad Lovers – Justin Wilson, Dallas Davidson, Kyle Fishman
    7. Drinking Again – David Lee Murphy, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
    8. Land Of A Million Songs – Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
    9. Like You Say You Do – Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Ashley Gorley
    10.  Hooked On It – Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, David Lee Murphy
    11.  She’s A Hot One – Michael Carter, Chase McGill
    12.  Hungover In A Hotel Room – Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear
    13.  Pick It Up – Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Matthew Dragstrem
    14.  Driving This Thing – Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Jody Stevens
    15.  Win Life – Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon

    Luke will wrap his annual “Farm Tour” this weekend and has now awarded more than 50 college scholarships to a local student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played. His “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour” continues this fall.

    Earlier this week, Luke, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest appeared for the first time together on ABC’s “Good Morning America” since signing on as judges and returning host for the music competition series “American Idol” for its first season on ABC.

    About Luke Bryan
    Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the 2017 Super Bowl LI national anthem performer.  He has garnered 18 No. 1 singles, sold over 10 million albums and more than 40 million tracks with three Billion music streams, and has performed for millions of fans on tour.
    Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook

  • COUNTRY STARS REACT TO THE HORRIFIC TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS.

    Words are still hard to come by, emotions and unfamiliar feelings are flooding our hearts and souls and trying to process the horrific tragedy at the Rt. 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night (October 1st) is still something that we can’t quite do and which will affect us the rest of our lives. The Country Music family, community, fans and friends around the world have been shaken to the core by the devastating carnage from Sunday night.

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    Eric Church performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Wednesday night (October 4th) and spoke eloquently and passionately about Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas. He was one of the headliners at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and painted the picture of the fans who attended the festival. He dedicated “Why Not Me,” a song he wrote this week, to Sonny Melton, the Paris, Tennessee man who died protecting his wife from the bullets that were being sprayed into the crowd of festivalgoers. Check out the videos below.

     

    While he performed “Here On Earth” the other morning for a national radio show, he’s also healing folks by talking to them and really listening to them, as well as giving much needed blood to the American Red Cross.

    Heartbroken for all the victims and families involved in #LasVegas. Still in disbelief. I love you all

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    There are no words. Praying for all the victims and their families affected by the tragedy in Vegas.

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    Our hearts are so heavy this morning… sick to our stomachs.

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    Lord be near (Route 91) Psalm 91

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    …And the greatest of these is LOVE. ❤️ 1 Corinthians 13 #prayersforvegas

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    On the worst day ever. It got even worse. #nowords #prayforvegas #musicisawesome #tompettyandtheheartbreakers

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    At a loss for words over what happened in Vegas last night…My prayers are with everyone involved.

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    Audio / Before performing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at Monday night’s Candlelight Vigil at Nashville’s Ascend Theater, Keith Urban offered hope and prayers from his family to everyone who was affected by Sunday night’s horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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    Keith Urban (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …in the world. 1:23
    “I I want to firstly offer the prayers and love of my whole family to everybody affected by last night’s horrific tragedy. I started this morning by finding out about it, and being shell-shocked all morning getting my kids ready for school. And our nine-year-old, as I was driving her to school this morning, said to, ‘Dad, you seem quiet.’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a lot of people killed last night.’ She said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ I said, ‘Not that I know of.’ Then she said, ‘Well, why are you so sad?’ I said, ‘Well, first of all, these were innocent people horrifically taken. Secondly, they’re like family.’ It’s the one thing about country music that’s always been at the center of it. It is community. It’s about community. So, I did know those people in that way, and it just really hit me. I feel very grateful for this moment tonight to be able to put some light in the world.”

     

    Audio / Before performing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville, Vince Gill gave his thoughts to the horrific events of Sunday night.

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    Vince Gill (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …innocent people. :17
    Thank you for the opportunity to come and lift up 58 families who lost somebody last night. An honor to be here as a voice for the innocent. May we never lose our voice for innocent people.”

     

    Audio / Vince Gill's wife, Amy Grant, led a prayer at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville to honor those who lost and risked their lives Sunday night in Las Vegas.

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    Amy Grant (Candlight Vigil) OC: …each other. Amen. 2:21
    Father in Heaven, thank you for the gift of each other. Thank you that none of us is born alone or dies alone. But you go before us and beneath us and beside us and within us. Thank you for loving arms that were there to catch every fallen child, man and woman. Thank you for your presence that never leaves us. Thank you for word said over and over again, ‘Fear not.’ ‘Fear not.’ Father, in silence, we lift up, we just imagine all of the people rebuilding their lives. Broken. Grieving. And as a group, I don’t even know how to imagine lifting them all up, but I’m just picturing us almost like slinging them on our backs, lifting them up in our arms to the light of your love. We lift them up now, God, in silence. We lift up grieving spouses, God. We lift up moms and dads grieving the loss of a child, a son and a daughter. We lift up the doctors and nursing attending to the hundreds of people recovering. Give us the grace, God, every day, to see each other. To see each other. To see our differences. To see our similarities. To observe. To learn rather than judge. Fill our hearts with courage to not be afraid. To love, love, love. Thank you that you began this story that we’re all a part of, and you will finish it. And it began in love, and it will end in love. Thank you for the gift of each other. Amen.”

    Video / Eric Church performs "Why Not Me" on the Grand Ole Opry.

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    Video / Eric Church honors the victims and heroes and fans at Sunday night's horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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  • LUKE BRYAN HAS A LOT GOING ON TODAY, INCLUDING AN APPEARANCE WITH HIS FELLOW AMERICAN IDOL JUDGES ON GMA, A LYRIC VIDEO AND A TEASER.

    Luke Bryan appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning with his fellow American Idol judges – Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. The four-time Entertainer of the Year is intent on finding someone who not only has the talent, but will be willing to work hard and hone their craft.

    “We’re judging do we think they’re going to be able to handle this ride. I think ut’s nice to see the glitz and the glamour, but there’s a lot of work that goes behind it. We ran late last night, but we got three hours of sleep, but we’re here,” he says. “That’s what a lot of these artists don’t understand. You don’t get to choose your sleep schedule sometimes. The business does.”


    American Idol had their first day of auditions on Tuesday (October 4th), some of which will be shown in the new season kicking off early next year.

    Luke, who’s climbing the country charts with “Light It Up,” takes his Farm Tour 2018 to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Thursday (October 5th), Edinburg, Illinois on Friday (October 6th) and Centralia, Missouri on Saturday (October 7th).

    In other news, he released the lyric video for “Light It Up” and also teased an announcement to take place on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday (October 6th).

     

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  • LUKE BRYAN CONFIRMS HE WILL BE A JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL.

    Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have signed on as judges for the beloved music competition series “American Idol” for its first season on ABC. They round out the panel of judges, alongside judge Katy Perry. Ryan Seacrest will return to host the series. The panel will make their debut appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, October 4th.

     

    “I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams,” said Bryan. “To be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along with the other judges is just a complete honor. It’s gonna be a blast!”

    “I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan on ‘American Idol,’” said Richie. “As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!”

     

    “Luke and Lionel are the perfect additions to round out our panel of judges for ‘American Idol’ on ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “In their respective genres of music, both Luke and Lionel possess insurmountable popularity and award-winning talent that are undeniable, and we are lucky that they will help in paving the way for hopefuls pursuing their dreams on our stage.”

    Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of “American Idol,” said, “We have taken our time to get the right mix of amazing talent for the new Idol judging panel.  Our viewers expect musical credibility, passion and a true concern for the contestants; and with Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie joining the brilliant Katy Perry, we have two more world-class musical powerhouses eager to get to work and identify the next generation of superstars.”

     

    Peter Hurwitz, CEO and president of 19 Entertainment-parent Core Media Group, said, “This extraordinary panel of judges speaks volumes about the continued power of the ‘American Idol’ brand. We are thrilled to have Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan join Katy Perry and, ultimately, millions of viewers as we begin this new era on ABC.”  

     

    Luke confirmed he will be a judge on this new season of American Idol, alongside pop star Katy Perry and Luke’s own idol, Lionel Richie. “I am so excited and proud to announce that I will be one of the three judges on ABC’s American Idol,” says Luke. ” I will be joined with the beautiful Ms. Katy Perry and my hero, Mr. Lionel Richie, and my fellow Georgia  boy, Ryan Seacrest. Can’t wait to see you guys. Can’t wait to be a part of the show and I’m so excited to see all the talent out there that America has…I’m so honored, and we’re gonna have some fun.”

    Luke is making his way up the country charts with his latest smash, “Light It Up.”

     

  • LUKE BRYAN LAUNCHES HIS NINTH ANNUAL FARM TOUR.

    Luke Bryan launches his ninth annual Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017 Thursday (September 28TH) in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s set to run through October 7th.

    Since the tour’s inception in 2009 Luke has awarded 50 college scholarships to a local student from a farming family within the communities the tour has played. A total of more than 100,000 fans have gathered on the farms each year.

    2017 ACM New Male Vocalist AND 2017 CMA Award nominee Jon Pardi will support Luke at each stop, along with Adam Craig, the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson & Ben Hayslip) and Jon Langston plus DJ Rock.
    Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017

    September 28  Lincoln, NE                     Benes Farm

    September 29  Baldwin City, KS            Don-Ale Farms

    September 30  Boone, IA                        Ziel Farm

    October 5         Fort Wayne, IN              Spangler Farms West

    October 6         Edinburg, IL                   Ayers Family Farm

    October 7         Centralia, MO                Stowers Farm

    Audio / LUKE BRYAN SAYS HE LOVES GIVING SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FARMING AND AGRICULTURE.

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    Luke Bryan (education on farming) OC: …roots. :34
    “Anytime we can take a step to help facilitate dreams and agriculture and be smarter in how the food’s being made and being safer and stuff like that, the awareness of that can never be undermined….If I can educate some people on it and that can be my platform, I think I’ll always, the farmers out there and the people in that world will appreciate and they’ll know I’ve kinda stayed true to my roots.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about farming and being out on the Farm Tour with his buddy Luke Bryan.

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    Jon Pardi (Farm Tour 2017) OC: …drive one. :47
    “I’ve done a lot of tractor work, mainly big construction stuff, but I mean the farm stuff is fun. I cut hay, and we’ve leveled hay fields and stuff. I haven’t done much of the planting or anything. I tried to plant corn this year, and I sent a picture to Luke and he made fun of me, so I felt really bad. But I just don’t have time, you know, like Luke’s got a farm manager, okay, so, I don’t have a farm manager and the deer ate all my corn and I spaced ‘em too far apart, ‘cause that’s what the bag said to do. I didn’t know. I’m by myself. I thought, ‘Alright, maybe they’ll space out good.’ So, it’s good to go see where the real farmers are. See I’m doing my job on their farm. I’m taking away the everyday heavy work and they’re gonna go out and have a good time with me and Luke, and we can talk about tractors. Maybe I’ll get to drive one.”