• JON LANGSTON IS A TRIED-AND-TRUE GEORGIA BULLDOG FAN.

    Newcomer Jon Langston is working hard playing shows, recording his debut album and making his way up the charts with his first single, “When It Comes to Loving You.” However, he’s not too busy to catch his beloved Georgia Bulldogs in action.

    “I grew up 30 minutes from Athens, Georgia, so I’ve always been a big Georgia Bulldogs fan and growing up and going to games with my family and stuff,” says Jon. “So, I try to go to as many games as I can if I’m not playing shows and stuff. So, yeah, go Dawgs.”

    He even has a prediction, and it could come true since the Dawgs are currently ranked 1st in the SEC (tied with Florida).

    “My prediction this year for the Georgia Bulldogs will win the National Championship!”

    Jon just wrapped up opening for his pal Luke Bryan on his annual Farm Tour, and is currently on his own Prob’ly At a Bar Tour, which makes a stop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Thursday (October 18th), followed by a show on Friday (October 19th) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Check jonlangston.com for more tour dates.

    Audio / Jon Langston talks about his favorite college football team, the Georgia Bulldogs.

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    Jon Langston (Georgia Bulldog fan) OC: …go Dawgs. :14
    “I grew up 30 minutes from Athens, Georgia, so I’ve always been a big Georgia Bulldogs fan and growing up and going to games with my family and stuff. So, I try to go to as many games as I can if I’m not playing shows and stuff. So, yeah, go Dawgs.”

    Audio / Jon Langston predicts his beloved Georgia Bulldogs will go to the National Championship.

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    Jon Langston (Georgia Bulldog prediction) OC: …that look. :07
    “My prediction this year for the Georgia Bulldogs will win the National Championship…don’t you give me that look.” [laughs]

  • LUKE BRYAN AND SAM HUNT LEAD THE LIST OF PERFORMERS AT NEXT YEAR’S STAGECOACH FESTIVAL.

    The lineup for next year’s Stagecoach Festival has been announced! Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will headline the three-day festival in Indio, California.

    Luke takes on the closing night duties on opening night April 26th. The Friday night lineup also includes Cole Swindell, Brandon Lay, Jon Langston and Kane Brown. Sam leads the list on Saturday (April 27th), which includes Travis Denning, Luke Combs, LANCO and Cam. Jason will headline closing night (April 27th). Lauren Alaina, Jordan Davis, Old Dominion, Mitchell Tenpenny and Mark Chesnutt will also perform, among others.

    “Stagecoach is hands down one of the best country music festivals around,” Sam says. “We’ve been looking forward to coming back for three years. Can’t wait!”

    Tickets go on sale this Friday (October 19th).

  • HALLOWEEN 2018: Adam, Alan, Billy, Brothers O, Clare, Darius, Dierks, Eric, Jon, Jon, Jordan, Luke, Maddie & Tae, Travis

    Halloween is Wednesday, October 31st, and the holiday has some of your favorite country stars getting into costumes, while others are recalling memories of Halloweens past.

     

    Audio / Adam Hambrick talks about one of his favorite Halloween costumes as a kid.

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    Adam Hambrick (Halloween) OC: …five-years-old. :10
    “My grandmother made me a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, and I had the proton backpack and I went as Peter Venkman, the Ghostbuster, when I was five-years-old.”

    Audio / Alan Jackson used to take his now grown daughters trick-or-treating when they were young children, but he recalls one costume that he hated. It was an infant costume that made one of the girls look like a little peapod.

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    AJ (Halloween) OC: …cute, but…[laughs] :17
    “Aww, I remember some, when they were infants, they had like these little, they looked like a little pea pod, you know, or something. It’s like a little green pea or something. And I thought man, that’s awful. But Denise liked it, and I guess it was cute, but…(laughs).”

    Audio / Billy Currington reminisces about his childhood Halloween memories.

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    Billy Currington (Halloween) OC: …Halloween. :17
    “You know, when I was a kid, I loved the trick and the treat. I loved dressing up. I was always wanting to be Dracula. That was my favorite guy. But, of course, who doesn’t love going door-to-door and getting these buckets of candy? [laughs] So, love, love Halloween.”

     

    Audio / JOHN AND TJ OSBORNE TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY.

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    Brothers Osborne (Halloween candy) OC: (John) …go stale. [laughs] :34
    TJ: “I would say, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat and Reese’s too.” JOHN: “I always hated those houses that would give you bad candy, though. You’re like, ‘C’mon. Step it up.’ Spend the extra dollar on a bag, you know?” TJ: “A house when we were growing up used to give out whole candy bars. It was the best. You were like, ‘That house – that’s the honey hole of candy.’” JOHN: “I love it, and I love like at the end, like three or four days after Halloween you would see what candy was left, and it was always like those crappy cheap candies, and they would just go stale.” [laughs]

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about carving pumpkins with their dad when they were growing up.

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    Brothers Osborne (carving pumpkins) OC: …or something. :25
    “With our dad every year, we would go looking for pumpkins, and we would all get our own pumpkin to carve, and he would buy the biggest pumpkin that they had. It was huge. I mean, it was way too big for any one person, but he would love carving. He’s kind of an artsy guy. He was a great drawer and stuff, and he would carve the most terrifying, vicious looking, scary pumpkin you’d ever seen in your life, and it would be massive. It would be like on a 50-pound pumpkin or something.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ and John Osborne talk about dressing up like zombies for Halloween.

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    Brothers Osborne (zombie costume) OC: (John) …was so fun! :29
    TJ: “Literally, you can dress up like a zombie and drag your foot behind you all day and make weird noises, and everyone finds that completely acceptable.” [laughs] JOHN: “One year I dressed up as a ‘90s redneck zombie with a mullet wig and an Alan Jackson denim coat. I never once broke character. That’s part of the thing — you can actually not break character and get away with it. And everywhere I went, even when I ordered a drink, I ordered it like a zombie that was falling apart. [laughs] It was so fun!”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne talks about one of his favorite childhood Halloween costumes.

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    Brothers Osborne (Halloween costume) OC: (TJ) …I love it. :37
    TJ: “There was a costume I had when I was a kid that my dad made. I was a caterpillar, no, you were a caterpillar and I was a spider. And so I don’t know if you’re familiar with pipe insulation? It’s like these black tubes, and so I had these little black pipe insulators as my legs.” JOHN: “There were strings attached to him that would hold some of the black pipe insulators under his hands, and he’d put working gloves on the end of them and so when he’d raise his arms, all of the little spider legs would raise up with it. [laughs] I’m telling you, our parents were total hippies. They were just…” TJ: “Artsy-fartsy hippies. I love it.”

    Audio / Growing up on a working ranch where the nearest neighbor was about five miles away, Clare Dunn says trick-or-treating was hit-or-miss.

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    Clare Dunn (Halloween) OC: …and stuff. :23
    “Halloween was always hit and miss. I mean it’s five miles to my nearest neighbor. So, for us if we wanted to go trick-or-treating or whatever, some of the country kids a couple of years would all band together and we’d drive around in vehicles from house to house to house. So, we’d all pile into a pickup and then we’d go annoy our neighbors for candy and stuff.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker loves Halloween, especially because it’s his kids’ favorite holiday.

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    Darius (Halloween) OC: …I’m into. :06
    “Halloween’s big for me, because the kids love it. It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, so anything they’re into, I’m into.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the Halloweens of his childhood.

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    Dierks Bentley (Halloween) OC: … …around home. [laughs]  :23
    “Oh, when I was a kid, I was all into fireworks. Growing up in Arizona, we couldn’t get ’em, so we’d have ’em shipped in illegally. I still remember the name of the guy we’d call. His name was Joe, and he’d bring in, ship ’em in a package with no writing on ’em. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars. To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks, was blowing up stuff around home. [laughs]”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his favorite Halloween costume.

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    Eric Church (Halloween) OC: …Franklin Street. 1:18
    “My favorite Halloween costume really came, I remember when I got a little older my first year of college, there’s this thing they do every year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Halloween on Franklin Street. We drove down from Boone, North Carolina. I had a bunch of friends that went to University of North Carolina, and we didn’t have costumes and didn’t realize until we were on the way that we had to have costumes. So, we stopped at a costume place in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s Halloween, so there’s a run on everything and couldn’t find anything. And we end up getting sent around, driving  around town. We end up finding this hole in the wall place, but they had the full costume, Sesame Street outfits. The real deal. The real ones [with] feathers and fur. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster and I was Big Bird, and the Big Bird was the actual Big Bird. It’s about 7-foot-4, and yiou looked out of the body and then you had these straps that went on since the head was a lot higher. There’s a lot of beer involved in Franklin Street, so we get down there and as the night went on, my straps broke, so the head would pivot. And so, I would be walking one way and the head would be facing the other, and it just became this funny…I didn’t know the head was on backwards. I had no idea. I see out of the body, so I’m just kinda walking around and people were talking to my ass-end. [laughs] The whole time peiople’d come up and start talking and go, ‘Hey, turn around.’ And I’d turn around, and they’d go, ‘No turn around.’ It was a mess. That year, there was no other Big Bird on Franklin Street.”

    Audio / Jon Langston talks about his most memorable Halloween.

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    Jon Langston (Halloween show) OC: …memorable Halloween. :59
    “So we played a show a few years ago in Baton Rouge and I go off stage and I come back on stage for the encore. I don’t know this until midway through the song, I’m just into the crowd, like I’m engaged. I’m in the zone, and I just see everyone, like everybody else behind me but me and I’m like what’s going on. I turn around and each of them has a different huge mask on, like one of those stuffed animal masks, like my drummer has a dinosaur head on. My guitar players, one of ‘em has monkey head on, the other has a unicorn head on. And my bass player has like a, I think a dog or cat head or something like that. I couldn’t finish the song I was laughing so hard just seeing them playing with these like over-sized huge mask heads on Halloween night. That was funny. It was a good prank, so that was probably the most memorable Halloween.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi reveals his favorite Halloween candy.

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    Jon Pardi (Halloween candy) OC: …during Halloween. :06
    “Man! The candy corn is pretty good, and that’s seasonal, so it only kinda pops out during Halloween.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his favorite Halloween costumes as a child.

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    Jon Pardi (Halloween) 1 OC: …the Superman. :15
    “Man, I went through phases of costumes – the Superman costume, then it was a ninja, then I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle one year. I remember rockin’ the Superman.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES OVER THE YEARS.

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    Jordan Davis (Halloween costumes) OC: …jet black. :49
    “I can remember being really big into Power Rangers. I always liked the Red Ranger. I remember being Red Ranger one Halloween. I remember me and my brother being big into the Ninja Turtles. I was Donatello one year, which I think was the purple turtle. I think, though, my favorite Halloween was I was in college and I went as Luigi from Mario and Luigi, and I actually grew a legit mustache and dyed it jet black and ran into an e-girlfriend at the costume shop and completely forgot I had the mustache on. So, when Is saw her, she was like, ‘So, you’re going with a mustache nowadays, huh?’ [laughs] I remember being like, ‘I swear this is part of my Halloween costume.’ [laughs] When I dyed my mustache, my top lip was black for a week. Like I really did dye it jet black.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY.

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    Jordan Davis (Halloween candy) OC: …some Starbursts. :21
    “My favorite Halloween candy [is] probably Reese’s or M&M’s, although I love the variety of Starburst. It’s one that I feel like I only eat at Halloween, because I feel like at Halloween one of the popular ones is the two-piece Starburst things. So, probably Reese’s, M&Ms and throw in some Starbursts.”

    Audio / CANDY CORN IS A PRETTY POLARIZING CANDY THAT ONLY COMES OUT AROUND HALLOWEEN. SOME LOVE IT; SOME HATE IT AND NEITHER OPINION IS WRONG. JORDAN DAVIS SIDES WITH THE HATERS (DON’T BLAME HIM), SINCE HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO CANDY CORN.

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    Jordan Davis (no candy corn) OC: …they’re awful. :05
    “You know what I never got? The candy corns. I’ve never been a candy corn guy. I think they’re awful.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween) OC: …your teeth. :21
    “You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out. So, well, like full bars of Snickers bars, that’s what, and Reese’s cups, [but] the old chocolate popcorn ball of stuff, that’s no good either, like Dots – you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says his wife Caroline usually pick out his Halloween costumes.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween costumes) OC: …always has. :20
    “Me and Caroline did one year where I dressed up as the old lady, and she dressed up as, she called herself a dirty old man. So, she went around acting like an old man saying snide comments to everybody. That was a fun one. The main thing is Caroline is big, she loves Halloween and always has.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his Halloween traditions.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween) 2 OC: …with all that. :33
    “My tradition for Halloween is Caroline picks the outfit. I never know what I’m wearing. So that day, I’ll talk to the neighbors ‘cause I have a tractor back there and I’ll go get my tractor and get a big long trailer, and then I’ll run down to…a couple miles from the farm, we’ve got a big hay farmer that keeps hay and you run in there and pay him for his hay bales. And I’ll load the hay up and get the hayride ready and we’ll take all the kids behind the tractor and have a fun Halloween with all that.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae sit on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to scary movies.

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    Maddie & Tae (Halloween) OC: …princesses. :24
    TAE: “Oooooh, Halloween [is] my favorite holiday. Anyone who knows me knows I love all things scary and gory, so especially on Halloween all the scary movies that come out in theaters, I am there every single time.” MADDIE: “And I never go with her because I hate scary things.” TAE: “You know what’s funny? As little girls, everyone wants to dress up as princesses, and I think I was a witch like six years in a row. I just wanted to be scary.” MADDIE: “Girl, I was like Jasmine and you know [other] princesses.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his favorite – and probably most embarrassing – Halloween costume.

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    Travis Denning (Halloween costume) OC: …Busch Light. :21
    “Honestly, I think one of my most proud and embarrassed Halloween costumes is I went as Terry from Reno 9-1-1. I had the roller skates, the short-shorts, the tied-up shirt. Looking back, it wasn’t the manliest thing I ever did, but it got a lot of laughs. And I think that year my favorite candy I ever had was Busch Light.”

  • HALLOWEEN LINERS 2018

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Adam Hambrick. Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Trick or Treat)

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    “Trick or Treat, baby.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Halloween)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Halloween)

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Halloween)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Halloween)

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? I’m Luke Bryan, wishing you a very Happy Halloween. Boo!”

     

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Halloween)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt. Happy Halloween!”

  • LUKE BRYAN IS READY TO KICK OFF HIS TENTH ANNUAL FARM TOUR THIS WEEK.

    Country music superstar and CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Bryan is getting ready to kick off his 10th annual Farm Tour 2018 on Thursday (September 27th) at the Ayars Family Farm in Irwin, Ohio.  Joining Luke in saluting the American farmer are guests Chase RiceJon Langston, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock. 

    Over 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009. Luke will continue giving back to the farmers by awarding college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. To date, more than 50 scholarships have been granted.

     

    Farm Tour 2018 Tour Dates:

    Sept 27            Irwin, OH                    Ayars Family Farm

    Sept. 28           Pesotum, IL                 Atkins Farm

    Sept. 29           Boone, IA                    Ziel Farm

    Oct. 4               Archer, FL                   Whitehurst Cattle Company

    Oct. 5               North Augusta, SC       Misty Morning Farms

    Oct. 6               Ringgold, GA               Doug Yates Farms

    Listen to Luke’s Farm Tour playlist HERE

    Bayer has once again teamed up with Luke to continue their #HeresToTheFarmer campaign. For every share, Bayer will donate a meal to someone in need through Feeding America®.  In years past nearly two million meals have been donated and $140,000 went to area food banks and local farmers in each of the tour cities. Visit HeresToTheFarmer.com to learn more.

    Audio / Luke Bryan says he's got a lot of memories of the past nine years of his Farm Tour, and this year he should make a lot more.

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    Luke Bryan (Farm Tour 2018) 1 OC: …country music. :17
    “It’s our 10th anniversary of the Farm Tour. We’ve been able to have a lot of amazing memories and we’ve been able to give some scholarships to kids through the Farm Tour. You know, there’s nothing better than watching 15, 20,000 people in a hayfield have fun and listen to country music.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about this year’s Farm Tour.

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    Luke Bryan (Farm Tour 2018) 2 OC: …every year. :56
    “We’ve laid out of Georgia a couple of years, and my Georgia crowd they were not happy about that, so we finally got one back in Ringgold. We’ve got Chase Rice out, we’ve got the Peach Pickers and we’ve got Jon Langston on all the shows. And yeah, we’re doing the first one ever in Ohio. We’re in Illinois this year. We’re in Iowa, and then we’re down in Florida also. So, we do Florida, North Augusta in South Carolina and then we do Georgia. So, we kinda got the Southeast handled, and we got the Midwest handled. So, we like to just spread ‘em around and we may lay out of Iowa one year and then go down to Nebraska. We just kinda keep it fun. We did eight shows a year for a long time, and we learned that was a lot of work and I didn’t really sound good on the last, on the eighth, the seventh and eighth show I was pretty tired. So, we just trimmed it back to six, and it makes it fun and fresh and we love the Farm Tour every year.”

  • NEWCOMER JON LANGSTON GOT A LITTLE “FREAKED OUT” WHEN HE HEARD HIS DEBUT SINGLE ON THE RADIO FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    Newcomer Jon Langston is experiencing a lot of firsts lately, including releasing his first single — “When It Comes to Loving You” — on a major record label. When he heard it on the radio for the first time, he went a little crazy.

    “Hearing my single on the radio for the first time was surreal. It was a dream come true,” says Jon, who co-wrote the tune with Dan Isbell. “I was in a van with my whole band, and I was listening to an interview and they said, ‘Here’s his debut single ‘When It Comes to Loving You’,’ and I freaked out. I had no idea they were going to play it, and it was a full circle moment and something I’ll never forget.”

     

    The Georgia native will open Luke Bryan’s 2018 Farm Tour beginning Thursday (September 27th) in Irwin, Ohio. He’ll follow up those dates with his own Prob’ly at a Bar Tour October 12th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    For more information on Jon’s tour dates, go to jonlangston.com.

    Audio / Jon Langston recalls hearing his debut song on the radio for the first time.

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    Jon Langston (hearing his song on radio for the first time) OC: …never forget. :21
    “So, hearing my single on the radio for the first time was surreal. It was a dream come true. I was in a van with my whole band, and I was listening to an interview and they said, ‘Here’s his debut single ‘When It Comes to Loving You’,’ and I freaked out. I had no idea they were going to play it, and it was a full circle moment and something I’ll never forget.”

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  • JON LANGSTON RELEASES HIS DEBUT SINGLE.

    Jon Langston just released his debut single, “When It Comes to Loving You.” It’s the first release under Luke Bryan’s new imprint 32 Bridge Entertainment in conjunction with Universal Music Group’s own EMI Nashville.

    Jon co-wrote the tune after hearing a guitar lick one of his friends was noodling around with one day. “He always had this bluesy guitar lick he was always messing around with, and we write all the time and one day I finally had a title to fit that kind of vibe he was always messing around with,” says Jon. “And we sat down and had a title called ‘When It Comes to Loving You,’ and we hashed it out in about an hour and a half. It just came natural, and we just wrote real life situations and stuff. It was just kind of magic the way it all came together.”

    You can catch Jon on his Prob’ly at a Bar Tour or on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour 2018, which kicks off September 27th in Irwin, Ohio.

    Audio / Jon Langston says it took less than two hours to write his debut single, “When It Comes to Loving You.”

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    Jon Langston (writing When It Comes to Loving You) OC: …came together. :29
    “So, I wrote ‘When It Comes to Loving You’ with one of my best friends. He always had this bluesy guitar lick he was always messing around with, and we write all the time and one day I finally had a title to fit that kind of vibe he was always messing around with. And we sat down and had a title called ‘When It Comes to Loving You,’ and we hashed it out in about an hour and a half. It just came natural, and we just wrote real life situations and stuff. It was just kind of magic the way it all came together.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (When It Comes to Loving You)

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