Luke Bryan Gives Rousing Performance of National Anthem That Will Make You Proud to Be an American

by Leanne Stahulak

In honor of the men and women who fell during 9/11, country star Luke Bryan led a moving performance of the national anthem during his Farm Tour show last night.

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic event. People all across the nation paid tribute in different ways to the lives lost and families forever changed by what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

During his stop in Chillicothe, Illinois, Bryan and his thousands of fans joined together in a beautiful rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” for their tribute. Bryan posted the video on his Instagram page, along with the caption, “Tonight we played for all those we lost 20 years ago. #NeverForget.” Experience goosebumps and chills for yourself when you watch the video below.

Several fans thanked Luke Bryan in the comments of his post, expressing how much the video moved them. One fan said, “Thank you for posting this. Chills. May we wake up tomorrow and remember what 9/11 felt like. Remember how united our country was? Here’s to hoping we can get back toward that and remember we are all on the same team here. Thanks Luke!”

Bryan also posted about 9/11 earlier in the day, sharing a photo of the memorial in New York along with a heartfelt message about “our fall heroes.”

“20 years later, but my heart still breaks for the families of our fallen heroes on this tragic day. #NeverForget,” Bryan captioned the post. All of our hearts are breaking on this tragic day, just like they did 20 years ago.

Luke Bryan Kicks off Farm Tour 2021 With Transformed Field in Wisconsin

Every year, Luke Bryan celebrates the farmers who feed us with a concert series dedicated to them. The proceeds from the concerts go to local charities and community college funds for farm kids. And Bryan specifically performs in a rural “venue” that’s transformed overnight.

Bryan shared a sneak peek of his first venue in Marshall, Wisconsin, on his Twitter page. In the pic, we see his crew setting up the stage, lights, and sound equipment in the middle of this giant, open farm field. The rest of Bryan’s tour will be set up in similar locations around the Midwest.

This is actually his second time at this location in Wisconsin. Back in 2019, the country star stopped at the Statz Brothers Dairy Farm in Marshall for his tour. The owners told Luke Bryan they’d be happy to have him back again, and this year Bryan took them up on the offer.

“On stage that night [in 2019] he asked if he could come back, and we all told him, ‘Come on back. We’ll be ready.’ So here he is again,” Joe Statz, one of the owners, told NBC15.