Willie Nelson

What you might not know about America’s beloved King of the Road….

In 1985, Willie Nelson partnered with Neil Young and John Mellencamp to throw  the first Farm Aid concert to promote awareness about the loss of family farms  in America and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. The inaugural  Farm Aid was held on September 22, 1985, before an audience of 78,000 in  Champaign, Illinois. Fifty-four artists played on the Farm Aid stage, beginning  at 10:00 a.m. and playing well through the night. The cost of a ticket? $17.50. To  date, Farm Aid has organized 26 concerts and raised over $43 million to keep  family farmers on the land.

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4 thoughts on “Willie Nelson

  1. Hi, Marin. I remember that first concert. It was, if I remember correctly, during the “urban cowboy” era, and everybody was all excited about this cause and the concert.

    • Hi Hilda–thanks for stopping by the blog! The concert was huge and you’re right talked about by everyone whether they liked country music or not–he’s an interesting man that’s for sure. Enjoy the holidays with your family!

  2. HI, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, too!
    I’m actually looking forward to things calming down … whenever that may be …!
    (Today’s my 59th birthday – one step closer to retirement, WOO HOO!!!!)

    Cheers!

    • Hilda–Happy Birthday!!! I hope you’re able to relax and enjoy your birthday a little today, but you’re probably cooking and getting things ready for the family get-together tomorrow 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous New Year and wish you much happiness and good health! *Hugs*

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