PHOTOS: Luke Bryan Meets His Bacon Doppelganger
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan had the opportunity to meet his doppelganger and it was made entirely…
Luke Bryan; Photo by Andy Manis/AP Images for Farmland
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan had the opportunity to meet his doppelganger and it was made entirely of BACON!
The superstar kicked off his 2021 Farm Tour at Statz Bros. Farm in Marshall, WI on Thursday (Sept. 9) and to celebrate, Farm Tour partner Farmland created a bust comprised of 50 pounds of bacon to look just like the Georgia native.
Standing two feet tall, the bacon bust was presented to Bryan in celebration of the first of six Farm Tour dates.
This year’s Farm Tour features Bryan with special guests Dylan Scott, Whitney Duncan, The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) and DJ Rock.
After kicking off in Marshall, WI, the Farm Tour will make stops in various cities around the Mid-West through September 18. The tour, which is sponsored by Fendt, TRACKER OFF ROAD, Farmland, American Building Components (ABC™), DISH, Monster and Citi, will continue to support farming families through scholarships.
Since the inception of Farm Tour in 2009, Bryan has awarded more than 60 scholarships to students from farming families.
Additional details about the 2021 Farm Tour can be found HERE.
Bryan recently celebrated his 27th No.1 single with “Waves.” The track reached the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, becoming his fifth consecutive No.1 single from his latest album, Born Here Live Here Die Here.
The five-time Entertainer of the Year is also in the midst of his massive headlining Proud To Be Right Here Tour, which runs through October.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.