For nearly 30 years, Willie Nelson and hundreds of his celebrity friends have been helping out the American farmer by performing during Nelson's annual Farm Aid event. Last night, the Grammy Foundation honored the charity for all the good that it does and the fine music that it produces.
The Grammy Foundation honored Nelson's labor of love during Thursday night's Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert with a $15,000 grant. The money will be used to archive and preserve the live recordings of the over 400 artists who have performed at the fundraising celebration throughout its 29 year history.
"The first Farm Aid concert featured more than 50 artists on one stage," Farm Aid President Willie Nelson said, who was among the artists to perform at the GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert Thursday night. "In the 29 years since, hundreds more artists have given their time and talent to support family farmers. This year, we would like to invite even more artists to join us onstage as we celebrate family farm agriculture."
Nelson also announced during the concert that Farm Aid 2015 will take place September 19. The location hasn't been announced yet but is expected to be in the very near future.