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Luke Bryan coming home with outdoor concert
GSU grad playing benefit concert for the university in Claxton on Monday
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Luke Bryan, a rising country music star and 1999 graduate from Georgia Southern, will play the Hurricane Plantation in Claxton on Monday. - photo by Special
Benefit concert
What: Luke Bryan and Colt Ford in concer
When: Monday; gates open at 5 p.m.
Where: Hurricane plantation, Claxton
Tickets: $20

     Rising country music star Luke Bryan is coming back to Statesboro and Georgia Southern Monday to open his inaugural Farm Tour show.
     Bryan will play at the Hurricane Branch Plantation in Claxton, with opening act Colt Ford. Tickets can be purchased at And Bryan, who graduated from GSU in 1999, will donate a portion of the proceeds from the concert to benefit Georgia Southern scholarships.
     Bryan said the Farm Tour is a series of concerts that fulfills a dream of his to give back to charities or organizations in farming communities.
     “Being from a rural farming community, the Farm Tour is something I have envisioned for a very long time,” says Bryan. “I love the thought of setting up on a farm and building our own little world, starting small and growing it each time. We can never do enough to bring awareness to the hard working farmers of this country.”
     Also, “American Country” will film its “Top 20 Countdown Show” as the Claxton show.
     The first-ever Farm Tour show is a kick-off for Bryan’s “Doin’ My Thing” album launch where he plans to head to multiple cities in a two week timeframe to meet his fans and play new music. “Doin’ My Thing” is due in stores Tuesday.
     Bryan had a career making 2008 with two major award nominations including a CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year nomination and his first nomination from the Academy of Country Music for “Best New Male Artist.”
     He was also chosen as Billboard’s 2007 country artist to watch and landing on “Best of 2007” lists for: Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Clear Channel Online Music & Radio to name a few

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