Luke Bryan shakes it for GSU

Gianna Carme

What: Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2012
When: October 3, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Where: Longneedle Farm
              3032 L J Road
             Claxton, GA 30417
Weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 86 degrees.

Cowboy boots, cutoffs and camouflage will flood Longneedle Farm in Claxton, Ga. this Wednesday evening for one former Georgia Southern University country boy.

Luke Bryan kicks off his annual Farm Tour approximately 20 miles away from where he spent his college days as a brother of Sigma Chi.

“He puts sigma on the map,” Rob Pennington, senior marketing major, said. “He represents us well wherever he goes.”

During his days at GSU, Bryan would perform with his band on the weekends. He made his way to Nashville after leaving GSU, eventually making it big.

“He started playing here in bars like any other college kid with a dream,” Tanner Parker, senior construction management and business major and Sigma Chi president, said.

The annual tour began in Claxton, Ga. in 2009 and spread to other college campuses in the years since.

“It was a good concert all together,” Adam Barlow, senior mechanical engineering major said, who attended Bryan’s concert last year in Macon, Ga.

Since his days at GSU, Bryan has created hits including “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “I Don’t Want This Night To End” and “Drunk On You.”

Barlow said, “He does his own thing and he’s a Georgia boy. There’s nothing wrong with that.

*Peyton Callanan contributed to this story.