Harvest Song: Willie Nelson plans a benefit

Willie plans a benefit

First there was Band Aid. Then USA for Africa. Most recently Live Aid, a memorably star-studded, superglam affair. All were for the benefit of African drought victims. Next Sunday the trend continues, albeit for a different group and in a slightly lower gear: Willie Nelson and some of his country music cousins are planning Farm Aid, a benefit concert at the University of Illinois football stadium in Champaign (pop. 58,000) to benefit debt-ridden American farmers.

Nelson, the grizzly Texas superstar who blends western and pop music, has garnered support from across the musical spectrum. Pop stars like John Cougar Mellencamp, as...

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