American Building Components, part of the Cornerstone Building Brands family of brands, is joining country music superstar Luke Bryan as a sponsor of his 12th Farm Tour, which will bring concerts to the fields of local farms across six states Sept. 9-18, including a stop at the Martin Farms in Kingman in Fountain County on Sept. 16.
The son of a Georgia peanut farmer, Bryan initially launched the Farm Tour in 2009 to salute the hard-working farmers who bring food to America’s dinner tables. After a forced hiatus in 2020, the Farm Tour is back and set to bring hundreds of thousands of concertgoers to rural America.
“After the challenges we have all faced in the last year with so many people losing their jobs, struggling to put food on their tables, food supply chains jeopardized, grocery stores struggling to keep food on the shelves in some areas, it is so apparent to me, and I hope everyone, why our farmers are truly the backbone of our country,” Bryan said. “They never stopped providing for all of us. Ever. It’s time to thank our farmers, once again.”
Bryan’s Farm Tour brings full production concerts to working farms in rural communities that typically would not host larger scale shows. In addition to spotlighting the contributions of America’s farmers, the Farm Tour also awards college scholarships to students from farm families attending a local college or university.
“ABC’s business is rooted in American agriculture,” said Vice President of Sales Matt Cox. “Since 1908, we have worked side by side with farmers to develop metal roofing and siding products to protect their livestock, crops and machinery. We understand the vital role farmers play in feeding, clothing and fueling our world and are honored to join Luke Bryan in paying tribute to their efforts.”
This isn’t the first time ABC’s parent Cornerstone Building Brands has partnered with Bryan to benefit communities. Since 2020, Bryan has been the ambassador for the company’s Home for Good project, which helps to alleviate the affordable housing crisis. Since the inception of the Home for Good project in 2016, the company has donated more than $2.5 million in exterior building products to rebuild or remodel more than 550 Habitat for Humanity homes in more than 90 communities. In addition, hundreds of Cornerstone Building Brands employees have volunteered on Habitat home builds in more than 30 cities.
Dates and locations for Farm Tour 2021 include:
Sept. 9 Marshall, Wisc. Statz Bros. Farm
Sept. 10 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Brown Farms
Sept. 11 Chillicothe, Ill. Three Sisters Park
Sept. 16 Kingman, Ind. Martin Farms
Sept. 17 Baltimore, Ohio Miller Family Farms
Sept. 18 Fowlerville, Mich. Kubiak Family Farms
Tickets and more information are available at www.lukebryan.com/farm-tour.