Farm Aid 2013 Announces Diverse Lineup

Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 2013. Guitarist Tim Reynolds will join Dave Matthews. Farm [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney Gears Up for Farm Aid & Awards Shows

Kenny Chesney just wrapped his 23 stadium-date Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw but he won’t be resting any time soon. His fall schedule is packed with a new single, a milestone award, CMA nominations, a new app and more to be announced soon. Last week, Kenny released “El Cerrito Place” as his [...] Read More

Willie Nelson’s Annual Farm Aid Concert Scheduled for September 22

Farm Aid has announced that its annual benefit concert will return to Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark Stadium on September 22. Willie Nelson, who also serves as Farm Aid’s president, and fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and David Matthews with Tim Reynolds are scheduled to perform, along with Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors, [...] Read More

Willie Nelson to Be Inducted into National Agricultural Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson will be inducted into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas next month. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 13, the same day the 26th annual Farm Aid concert will be held nearby Kansas City. Willie told the Associated Press that he’s “honored and humbled to become [...] Read More

Jamey Johnson Joins Willie, Kenny at Farm Aid

Jamey Johnson is headed to the home of the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, though he won’t be singing the national anthem or “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the final weekend of baseball’s regular season. Instead, he’s been announced at the last minute as an addition to the lineup for Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid 25: Growing Home For America at Miller Park. Board members John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young were already set for the concert, of course. And so were Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy, Jason Mraz and the Randy Rogers Band, among others. And the event has an interesting connection to the top of the country album charts. Jamey’s new double-disc CD, The Guitar Song, came out Sept. 14 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Kenny Chesney’s new project, Hemingway’s Whiskey, came out on Tuesday, and it’s already being forecast as the top-selling album in any genre for the week. Since Kenny’s scheduled to be at Miller Park, too, it means artists with No. 1 country albums two of the last three weeks will both appear on the same stage the same day. Read More