Luke Bryan's Farm Tour will return for its fifth year.

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year will play eight dates in the southeast, including five concerts scheduled for his home state of Georgia.

The Farm Tour, which Bryan conceived as a way to give back to local farming communities by celebrating and lifting up the American farmer while simultaneously offering an escape with fun, outdoor concerts, launches Oct. 2 in Statesboro, Ga. It wraps on Oct. 12 in Valdosta, Ga. So it's a short but incredibly effective run.

As was the case with last year's Farm Tour, which played to 100,000 fans, a Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship will be awarded to students from agricultural families.

The exact locations of the show will be announced shortly, but the Farm Tour dates and cities are below.

Public onsales are scheduled for Friday, July 25.

The Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2013

10/2 - Statesboro, Ga.
10/3 - Athens, Ga.
10/4 - Columbia, S.C.
10/5 - Macon, Ga.
10/9 - Villa Rica, Ga.
10/10 - Auburn, Ala.
10/11 - Tallahassee, Fla.
10/12 - Valdosta, Ga.