After 11 consecutive years, Luke Bryan‘s annual Farm Tour will not proceed in 2020.
The superstar shared the heartbreaking news with fans via social media on Thursday, explaining that he was “sad” to have to make this decision and said that after the tour’s 11-year run, “this one really hurts.”
“We have looked at all kinds of ways to continue with the shows this year but couldn’t come up with a solution to give y’all the full Farm Tour experience while keeping everyone safe,” he wrote. Until next year! Love y’all.”
“The idea behind this tour is to bring full production concerts to small towns that would not see larger scale shows,” Bryan previously shared in a statement. “Growing up in rural Georgia we had to drive to larger cities to see concerts. It is so exciting to watch each of these shows being built like a small city in itself in the empty pasture land of these farms. We can feel the pride from the people in these towns as well as the farmers and it takes everyone coming together to pull them off!”
Since its inception in 2009, Bryan’s Farm Tour has assisted farmers and their families by raising money to help fund college scholarships for degree-seeking students from in each community the tour visits. To date, over 60 scholarships have been awarded.