In mid-August, Luke Bryan debuted a brand-new song called "Southern Gentleman," off his forthcoming Farm Tour EP, Here’s to the Farmer. In the sweet ballad, the country star sings of being a southern gentleman -- the type of guy who says "ma’am" to older women and doesn’t kiss on the first date -- so on the red carpet before the 10th annual ACM Honors, The Boot asked the Georgia native for his definition of the phrase.

"I think a southern gentleman is ... there's a lot of parameters of that," Bryan explains. "I think holding women in the utmost highest respect and being polite and being a classy person is certainly a definition of a southern gentleman. Conducting yourself with manners and etiquette and being a good person."

Bryan also confirmed that "Southern Gentleman" will be on his forthcoming Farm Tour EP, adding that he's been shocked by the reception the tune has already received from fans who have heard the new track.

"What was funny is, I totally did that performance off the cuff, so I'm glad it turned out that good," he notes with a smile. "Most of the time when I go off the cuff like that, I screw 'em up. I didn't mess that one up. I finally did one good!"

Bryan's first-ever Farm Tour EP, Here’s to the Farmer, will be available on Sept. 23, and in October, he’ll be out on his annual Farm Tour. The trek is set to kick off on Oct. 5 and run through Oct. 15; dates are scheduled in South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois — eight in total.

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