STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Perry Field in Claxton.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.
“We’re grateful to those alums who remember Georgia Southern through their gifts of scholarship. The students and families of these scholarship recipients are very thankful for those who give back in this way,” said Salinda Arthur, vice president for University Advancement. “Universities and colleges are more competitive when they can offer scholarships that benefit students.”
Former Georgia Southern Eagle and country music star Cole Swindell kicks off the tour as Bryan’s opening act.
Bryan, who graduated from GSU in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, came up with the idea for the Farm Tour concerts as a way to give back to local farming communities. This will be the fifth year for the event. According to lukebryan.com, last year’s tour drew more than 115,000 attendees in eight cities.
“People like Luke Bryan, who have done well in their profession, have the opportunity to give back and positively affect the lives of many students and their families,” Arthur said. “He’s setting a great example.”
Earlier this month, Bryan received Country Music Association nominations for Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, according to lukebryan.com. His latest album, “Crash My Party,” has sold over 2 million copies and 7.8 million digital tracks.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.lukebryan.com/farmtour. For more information, go to www.lukebryan.com.