Luke Bryan Encourages Fans To Support American Farmers Prior To Launch Of Farm Tour
Luke Bryan took to social media to share how fans can support America’s farmers even if they can’t attend one…
Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Bryan took to social media to share how fans can support America’s farmers even if they can’t attend one of the stops on this year’s annual Farm Tour.
“As we get ready for year 13 of Farm Tour, I want to talk just a second about the reason behind it all, honoring our farmers,” Bryan said in the video he posted to Instagram. “Me and my friends at Bayer, Kroger, and Feeding America don’t believe in thankless work, which is why we come together every year to celebrate everything farmers do for us and to pay it forward.”
Bryan explained that by doing something as simple as using the hashtag #HerestotheFarmer, Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers and Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, will donate up to one million meals to families in need through Feeding America.
He continued, “Every time you thank a farmer with the hashtag, #HerestotheFarmer we’ll donate a meal to a hungry family in need through Feeding America. It’s what farmers do every day, and it’s the least we can do to thank them. So y’all use the hashtag. Then come see us out on the farm.”
Fans not only flooded the comments, but they have also posted thousands of photos under the hashtag to show their support.
Fendt will once again sponsor the “That’s My Kind Of Night” singer on his journey to bring a large-scale concert to six family farms in September.
As the son of a peanut farmer, Bryan understands the importance and hard work of those in the agricultural business. In 2009, he started his Farm Tour to show his appreciation for farmers and give back to local farming communities like the one he grew up in.
“I look forward to these shows every year mainly because of the meaning behind them and why it was important to me to start the Farm Tour thirteen years ago,” the country singer shared in a press release. “It has allowed communities who don’t normally get a concert in their areas to experience a fun night in their backyard all while lifting up the American farmer.
Since this annual set of shows hits so close to home for Bryan, he explained that it has turned out to be the “highlight” of his year.
“Small town and farming pretty much sum up my childhood. It is my way of life and I know it is a way of life for so many. It is truly the highlight of my year for me and my whole team.”
Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour will kick off on Sept. 15 in Monroeville, IN, and continue across family farms in the Midwest, hitting towns in Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.
He will be joined on the road by special guests that include Riley Green, Jameson Rodgers, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.