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2. The Time He Organized A Music Festival Benefiting America's Family Farmers

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2. The Time He Organized A Music Festival Benefiting America's Family Farmers | Country Music Videos
Photo credit: YouTube/Farm Aid
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According to Farm Aid's website, Nelson, along with John Mellencamp and Neil Young, organized a "groundbreaking concert" in 1985 to help raise awareness and raise money for America's family farmers.

Family farmers were in need of assistance and Nelson, Mellencamp and Young decided to plan a concert for America. The show was put together in six weeks and was held on September 22, 1985 in Champaign, Illinois before a crowd of 80,000 people. It raised over $9 million for America's family farmers. Performers included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and many more.

They have been helping family farmer's for the last 30+ years. Watch Nelson perform at the very first Farm Aid below.

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