- December 29, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Luke Bryan Farm Tour
Coming up on Monday, August 12 at 10/9c!
"I always dreamed of coming to Nashville and putting music out that drove people to come to a live show and join in the live show experience," says Luke Bryan in Luke Bryan Farm Tour airing exclusively on GAC. Bryans energetic, hit-filled live show was filmed before 14,000 of his closest friends at one of his Farm Tour stops in Athens, GA. As the tours charitable endeavor, proceeds from the Farm Tour go to college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour played. GAC is pleased to present the platinum stars first televised concert special.
"Growing up in Georgia wed put some speakers in a tractor shed, call a few folks, light a big bonfire, collect money at the cattle gate and that was our gig," Bryan jokes about the Farm Tour prototype. "This is the same thing; its just a lot bigger." The stars recent eight city Farm Tour attracted 100,000 fans, doubling the attendance of his 11 Farm Tour. Swelling crowds are something hell have to get used to as he embarks on his first headlining tour, Dirt Road Diaries, in 2013 and hes quick to give credit to Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean. "When I rewind and look back over the years of getting to open for Chesney and McGraw and Aldean, Ive taken little things and watched what they do," he says. "The pressure is trying to put on the best show and reinventing what the country music audience might have already seen."
Viewers will be treated to performances of "Rain is a Good Thing," "Do I," "Drunk on You," "Dont Want This Night to End," "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," "Shore Thing," "Country Girl Shake It For Me" and "Mukalee Creek Water" backed by his band and surrounded by state-of-the-art staging, lighting and even fireworks. Theyll also get a behind the scenes glimpse into everything that goes into producing such a large-scale concert. While in Athens Bryan also stops by the Georgia Theatre, the place that while growing up, he dreamed of playing. "Ill never forget the joy of selling out the Georgia Theatre and the fact that we never had set lists on stage, Id just call the songs out," he recalls. "I never want to lose that spontaneity, Ive always wanted to keep it real, let it be about having fun and grow the show."
Here's just a taste of what you'll see on the special...