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Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver Added to Farm Aid

Erika Goldring

Jamey Johnson and Billy Joe Shaver have signed on to perform at this year’s Farm Aid benefit concert, which will take place at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Mo. on August 13.

The acclaimed singer-songwriters join an already star-studded line-up, including Dave Mathews, Jason Mraz, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Robert Francis, Will Dailey & the Rivals, Pegi Young & the Survivors, Rebecca Pidgeon and John Trudel. Headliners Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp first established the annual concert in 1985 to provide monetary assistance to farmers with unmanageable mortgage debt.

In response to the tornadoes that ripped through seven southern states earlier this year, Willie writes on his official website, “When major disasters like this strike, desperate farmers and farm organizations call Farm Aid. With your help, Farm Aid can help by providing emergency funds for families to buy food and cover living expenses and by supporting emergency hotlines and organizations that provide legal, financial and emotional counseling to farm families in need.”

Fans can purchase Farm Aid tickets here. To learn more about their goodwill outreach, and how to make a tax-deductable donation, visit the Farm Aid official website.

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