This day in Willie Nelson History: Farm Aid IV in Indianapolis (1990)



Selling out in 90 minutes, Farm Aid’s fourth concert in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 7 brought 70 artists together with farmers, environmental and consumer advocates.   A new message emerged from that effort: the well-being of our land, food and water supply depends on a network of family farmers who care about how our food is grown.

 The concert was televised live on The Nashville Network, and a two-hour highlight was re-broadcast to ten million viewers on CBS.  In additional to Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, the musical line-up included Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Jakcson Brown, Elton John, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Garth Brooks.   Elton John dedicates “Candle In The Wind” to AIDS patient Ryan White, who dies that night.

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