The fast-rising country star, who served as support on Bryan’s Farm Tour date in Monroeville, Indiana, returned to the stage to join Bryan during his headlining set to perform “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” a track that Rodgers co-wrote with Jake Mitchell and Josh Thompson, which unexpectedly ended up becoming the title track to Bryan’s seventh studio album, which was released in August of 2020.
The pair’s performance ended as they shared a hug before Rodgers exited the stage before Bryan continued on with his headlining 23-song set to perform the emotional tune, “Drink A Beer.”
One day after an unforgettable onstage moment with Bryan, Rodgers took to social media to share a clip of their duet and tell the story of how this particular full-circle moment was “the coolest.”
“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… @lukebryan then recorded this song. Last night I sang it with him for the first time in INDIANA. Full circle moments are the coolest,” Rodgers captioned the video.
Since the release of Born Here, Live Here, Die Here in August of 2020, the project has gone on to produce several No. 1 hits, including “Knockin’ Boots,” “What She Wants Tonight,” “One Margarita,” and more.
In addition, the album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 65,000 album-equivalent units within its first week, becoming Bryan’s eleventh top-ten album in the United States. Born Here, Live Here, Die Here also became Bryan’s ninth No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
The five-time Entertainer of the Year’s 30+ city Raised Up Right Tour is currently on pause as he embarks on his 13th Farm Tour. The trek, which kicked off in Indiana on Thursday (Sept. 15), features support from special guests Rodgers, Riley Green, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock.
“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 shared of the trek. “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.”
#FarmTour is back! All year long, I look forward to playing small towns while lifting up the American farmer. This year I’m bringing along my buddies @RileyGreenMusic @jamesonrodgers @ThePeachPickers and @djrockd11. Tickets for #FarmTour2022 presented by @BayerUS go on sale 5/5! pic.twitter.com/mjl9BXOPMv
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan) April 29, 2022
Continuing his longstanding partnership with Bayer, which began in 2015, the brand joined Bryan once again as the tour’s presenting sponsor. Bayer and Bryan will help celebrate America’s farmers and fight hunger through the #HeresToTheFarmer campaign.
The campaign supports Bayer’s vision of Health For All, Hunger for None and asks fans across the United States to share the hashtag #HeresToTheFarmer on their social media profiles to show their gratitude to America’s farmer.
Over 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009. Bryan will continue giving back to the farmers by awarding college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. To date, more than 60 scholarships have been granted.
The Farm Tour will visit Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa before wrapping up on September 24 at Gar-Lin Dairy in Minnesota. At the conclusion of the Farm Tour, Bryan will return to his Raised Up Tour on September 29 at Hertz Arena in Estero, FL.
See Luke Bryan’s remaining Farm Tour dates below.
Sept. 16 – Mechanicsburg, OH – SpringFork Farms*
Sept. 17 – Fowlersville, MI – Kubiak Family Farms*
Sept. 22 – Murdock, NE – Stock Hay & Grain Farm*
Sept. 23 – Boone, IA – Ziel Farm
Sept. 24 – Eyota, MN – Gar-Lin Dairy*
Additionally, Luke Bryan will also soon co-host the CMA Awards with Peyton Manning on November 9, 2022.
Meanwhile, Rodgers recently announced that he is preparing to release his brand-new single “Things That Matter,” which arrives on September 30th. “Y’all have been digging this one for a while now so I thought it was about time we put it out!,” Rodgers said, before revealing the new tune’s release on Instagram, “‘Things That Matter’ will be out everywhere 9/30!!!”
Pre-save Jameson Rodgers’ new song “Things That Matter” HERE.