WATCH: Jameson Rodgers Shares Full-Circle Moment With Luke Bryan On The Farm Tour
Jameson Rodgers shared a memorable on-stage moment with Luke Bryan during the first night of Bryan’s Farm Tour. In the…
Luke Bryan, Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Chris Brown
Jameson Rodgers shared a memorable on-stage moment with Luke Bryan during the first night of Bryan’s Farm Tour.
In the midst of Bryan’s set, the Mississippi native walked out to join him in singing “Born Here Live Here Die Here.” At the time when Rodgers co-wrote this song with Jake Mitchell and Josh Thompson, they had no idea it would end up being the name of Bryan’s 2020 record.
Once they finished up their performance, the two artists embraced in a hug and Rodgers left the headliner to finish the show.
Rodgers later shared video of the moment on social media and revealed why being on that stage in Monroeville, IN and singing that particular song was a “full circle moment” for him.
His caption read, “A few years ago I was driving to a county fair show in Indiana. Passing thru a small town on the way, my bass player said “this is one of those towns you’re born in and die in”. The next week I wrote a song called ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’.. Luke Bryan then recorded this song. Last night I sang it with him for the first time in INDIANA. Full circle moments are the coolest.”
This round of shows marks Bryan’s 13th Farm Tour and Rodgers, Riley Green, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock are joining him on the two-week break from his Raised Up Right Tour.
“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,” Bryan said.
He continued, “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. 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.”
Ahead of his performance, Rodgers announced that he will be releasing his next song, “Things That Matter” on Sept. 30.
“Y’all have been digging this one for a while now so I thought it was about time we put it out!,” he wrote on social media.
Before dropping the exciting news, he shared a snippet of the final song on Instagram and fans couldn’t hold their excitement back any longer.
“Is waking up with the woman I love / Talking to the man above / Sipping coffee from my favorite cup / Slowing down the country / Going hunting with my old man / Hugging mamma while I still can / I think I finally understand / Life ain’t about money / I’m gonna spend a little more time chasing after / Things that matter,” he sings in the chorus of the unreleased track.
The Farm Tour will continue to hit several stops in the Midwest including Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota before Bryan picks back up on his Raised Up Right Tour on Sept. 29 in Estero, Fl.
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.