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This day in Willie Nelson History: Farm Aid 2013

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 21, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Pete Seeger made an appearance, his last public performance, and led the Farm Aid Board Members and the Farm Aid crowd with, “This Land is Your Land”.

John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Pege Seeger, Dave Matthews, Neil Young at Farm Aid at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 21, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Farm Aid 2013


Willie Nelson at Farm Aid at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 21, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Willie Nelson and BB King, “Nightlife”

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Farm Aid 2017 #SupportFamilyFarmers

Monday, September 18th, 2017

“Ode to Ben”, by Waylon Jennings

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Farm Aid: A Concert for America (September 22, 1985)

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Great music, supporting farmers, and strengthening America since 1985 #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

Farm Aid accomplishes its mission by:

Promoting Food from Family Farms

We know that to keep family farmers on the land we have to increase the number of people buying their good food. From our annual concert event that features family farm food and unites farmers, artists, and concerned citizens, to our inspiring and informative tv, radio, mail and web campaigns (including our website), we are building a powerful movement for good food from family farms.

Growing the Good Food Movement

In order for family farmers to thrive we have to create more markets for them, giving more people the opportunity to access family farm food. Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions.

Helping Farmers Thrive

Since 1985, Farm Aid has answered 1-800-FARM-AID to provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Now Farm Aid’s online Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to an extensive network of organizations across the country that help farmers find the resources they need to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.

Taking Action to Change the System

Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.We’ve worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. By strengthening the voices of family farmers, Farm Aid stands up for the people upon whom we all depend. Farm Aid’s Action Center allows concerned citizens to become advocates for farm policy change.

Learn More

Willie Nelson, Amos Lee, Mickey Raphael, “El Camino” (Farm Aid 2015) (Oct 2, 2010)

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, “On The Road Again”

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family in Sioux City, Iowa

Monday, September 11th, 2017
by:  Al Sturgeon

Woke up still not dead again today.

The internet said I had passed away.

But if I die and I wasn’t dead to stay

and I woke up not dead again today.

“Still Not Dead” by Willie Nelson

Not only is 84-year-old Willie Nelson not “dead again today,” he is thriving and touring across the country, including a recent stop at Sioux City’s Hard Rock Casino.

But Nelson is not alone. More and more older Americans are starting to realize that age 65 is not a final destination after a long work life, but a transition to new opportunities and experience including continued work and productivity. Much of this, of course, is being driven by the baby-boomer generation which is in the midst of retirement age and the critical decisions that come with it. It is interesting to note that 2016 presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were in their 70s, which would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

As a member of the baby-boomer generation (DOB: 2/14/56 … “mama’s little valentine”), I’ve often looked at the claims of the boomers’ longer lives with a great deal of skepticism. It seemed to me much of this was about denial. You’ve heard the slogans like “60 is the new 50″ and “50 is the new middle age” (if you live to be 100).

But a recent report in the Economist magazine, “The New Old” (July 8, 2017), really dispels a lot of myths about the traditional three-stage life cycle paradigm of education, work and retirement at age 65. The article points out that at least in Western societies there is a new stage of life emerging between the 65-year-old milestone and the onset of old age as it used to be understood – “the new old.”

According to the report, today’s 65-year-olds are in much better shape then their grandparents were at the same age. In America today, a 70-year old man has a 2 percent chance of dying within a year; in 1940, that projection would have been at just age 56. The average 65-year-old in the “rich” world (as the Economist calls it) can now expect to live for another 20 years, 10 of them free of disability.


Willie Nelson, “September Song”

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Kris Kristofferson, “The Final Attraction”

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Photo: Lana Nelson

Kris Kristofferson dedicates this song to Willie Nelson in concert, and tells his story about being inspired to write it while standing backstage,  watching Willie Nelson perform and interact with his fans:

Final Attraction
by Kris Kristofferson

Well here you are
The final attraction
Awaiting direction
From somewhere above

Your finest performance
Approaching perfection
I know what you’re making
Is some kind of love

Somewhere in your lifetime
You were dared into feeling
So many emotions
That tear you apart

But they love you so badly
For sharing their sorrows
So pick up that guitar
Go break a heart

Come on boy, get back up there
You can do it one more time
For Hank Williams, go break a heart
And Janis Joplin, go break a heart
And John and June Carter,
And Stephen Bruton, go break a heart
And Waylon Jennings,
go break a heart
And John Lennon, go break a heart
And Roger Miller, ”
And Jimi Hendrix, ”
And Mickey Newbury, ”
And maybe one time for me
Go break a heart

Happy Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Willie Nelson and All Star Cast Celebrates Kris Kristofferson: An Outlaw at 80

Friday, September 8th, 2017
by: Jeff Gage

When Kris Kristofferson turned 80 in 2016, the country music world rolled out the red carpet for a star-studded tribute in Music City, which CMT is now set to air as the concert film The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on Friday, October 27th.

Kris Kristofferson: An Outlaw at 80
Kris Kristofferson has faced memory loss and the death of old friends, and has also found peace – just don’t try to tell him what to do.
The concert, a three-hour gala that was held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on March 16th, 2016, took place three months before Kristofferson’s 80th birthday. Performers ranged from friends and fellow icons like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Reba McEntire to modern-day hit makers like Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley. The evening ended with an all-star sing-along of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s Number One hit, the 1972 religious paean “Why Me,” which you can watch in the clip above.

The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson takes that marathon production and presents it as a 90-minute documentary. The onstage performances are coupled with interviews and backstage footage of the artists who helped celebrate the occasion. Also featured in the special are Hank Williams Jr., Rosanne Cash, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Jack Ingram, Jamey Johnson, Jennifer Nettles, and Ryan Bingham.

Blackbird Presents Records will also be releasing The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson as a combination CD/DVD. The premiere airs at 10 p.m. ET, Friday, October 27th on CMT.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, backstage on Late Night with Stephen Colbert

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Their new album is out, with this song, and many more.

Glen Campbell & Willie Nelson “Funny How Time Slips Away” nominated for 2017 CMA Award

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Glen and Willie Nelson are nominated for a CMA Country Music Association Award in the Musical Event of the Year category for “Funny How Time Slips Away”

Read about all the nominees here.