“At Home With Farm Aid” TV Special to Feature Live Performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young & More

“At Home With Farm Aid” TV Special to Feature Live Performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young & More

Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, as well as board member Dave Matthews, will perform live from their homes and studios during an hour-long TV special, At Home With Farm Aid, on April 11.

The live concert, which will be hosted by Willie Nelson and sons Lukas and Micah, will benefit family farmers impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us,” said Willie. “One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers, and farmers and ranchers. Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centered agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now!”

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. Farm Aid, which has raised more than $59 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

AXS TV—as well as its social media platforms—will air At Home With Farm Aid on April 11 at 7 p.m. CT.

by AFF-USA.com

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth