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Willie Nelson Helps American Farmers By Giving Away $610,000!

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In a photo uploaded to Twitter, the classic country star is seen signing checks totaling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Y'all know Nelson for his country super-hits like "Hello Walls", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", and "On The Road Again", many may not know that he is one of the founding members of Farm Aid. 

The benefit concert series was started back in 1985 by Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young to help American farming families in need. 

2015 marks the third decade running for the organization and as a starring member of the team, Nelson takes pride in helping deliver the grant funds raised to recipients!

Recently Farm Aid posted a photo to their official Twitter account showing Nelson signing many of the grant checks!

Each year, money raised by the annual concert are granted to many non-profits that work toward improving family farm agriculture and our nation's food system, says the Farm Aid article. Over the lifetime of Farm Aid, they have issued more than 2,000 grants to 300+ organizations across the country. 

So far this year, Farm Aid has awarded $510,000 to nearly 80 different organizations to assist farmers in finding resources, people fighting for policies and laws to defend family farm agriculture, and managing or improving food systems. In addition, they have also granted more than $13,000 to farmers and advocates to develop and improve leadership as well as providing $11,000+ in emergency funding to farming families.

Nelson can be seen signing checks and letters rounding out the $610,000 that has been invested in America's farming future!

Check out one of Willie Nelson's first Farm Aid concert performances in the video below and if you'd like to donate to Farm Aid, head on over to their website!

LYRICS BELOW

Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

I'm drowning in a whiskey river
Bathin' my memory's mind in the wetness of its soul
Feeling the amber current flowing from my mind
To a warm and empty heart you left so cold

Whiskey river, take my mind (whiskey river take my mind)
Don't let her memory torture me (don't let her memory torture me)
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

Oh
Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

Oh
Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

Whiskey river, take my mind
Don't let her memory torture me
Whiskey river, don't run dry
You're all I got, take care of me

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