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.