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 Rice, Jon 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.
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.”
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.”