Nashville – (September 7, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan and NRA Country will once again be joining forces for the 2011 Farm Tour. The partnership, now in its second year, will have NRA Country on site at all dates to add to the festivities. The Farm Tour will continue for its third consecutive year with 6 shows kicking off in Clemson, South Carolina on September 29 and wrapping October 7 in Carrollton, Georgia. Farm Tour tickets are available now at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour and through local retail outlets.
The idea for the Farm Tour concerts came from Bryan as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American Farmer and offering a fun escape with the outdoor shows. Proceeds from the concerts will go toward scholarships for students from farming families attending local colleges in each community where the shows are taking place.
Luke Bryan is also teaming up with NRA Country to offer fans special access to VIP Meet & Greet Charity Packages for his “CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines” tour with Josh Thompson and Lee Brice which opens on September 15 in Huntington, WV. Packages include premium seats and an exclusive meet & greet with Luke – all while helping charities supporting our military, American farmers, youth leadership, firearms safety and other causes improving the lives of hard-working Americans nationwide through NRA Country Cares. These NRA Country Cares VIP Packages are now available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com/nracc.
ABOUT NRA COUNTRY:NRA Country is a collaborative effort between the National Rifle Association and our friends in country music. This natural partnership celebrates shared values: patriotism, freedom, and pride in America. We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes. For more information and latest events, please visit: www.nracountry.com.
ABOUT LUKE BRYAN:Luke Bryan has had an exciting summer with the recent release of his new CD tailgates & tanlines, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and clinched the #2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 145,296 units sold. tailgates & tanlines is the follow up to his GOLD-certified album Doin’ My Thing, which produced three back-to-back #1 singles. The lead single off of the new album, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” is a Top 5 smash with over 1 million downloads. Bryan will launch CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines tour on September 15.