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Fri., Aug 7, 1998
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Farm Aid '98 Announced

(Up to date Farm Aid info available here on HyperRust.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--August 6, 1998--

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young To Host Six-Hour Marathon

For the first time in its 12-year history, FARM AID, America's biggest benefit concert for family farmers, will be telecast on CMT: Country Music Television, CBS Cable's network that reaches over 42 million U.S. television households.

Organized and hosted by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, FARM AID '98, a day-long benefit concert, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, will be covered live by CMT for six hours, beginning at 6:00 PM, ET and concluding at 12:00 Midnight ET. Location of the concert and the talent lineup will be announced shortly.

"Thanks to a warm welcome from CMT, FARM AID's message and music will be brought to a new audience," says Willie Nelson. "Every FARM AID makes music history. It's full of surprises."

Among the more than 200 artists who have appeared in previous FARM AID benefit concerts are: Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw, Elton John, Martina McBride, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, John Fogerty, Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty.

FARM AID, which was founded in 1985 by Nelson, Mellencamp and Young, has distributed more than $14 million to over 100 farm organizations, churches and service agencies in 44 states. FARM AID '98 is the 11th Farm Aid concert, 8 of which were telecast on TNN.










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