Despite what Ted Cruz says, many of the biggest living icons of classic rock were quick to respond to 9/11. Here are songs he may have missed (or may be choosing to ignore).
Jack White to Headline Farm Aid 2014 Alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp & Dave Matthews
Jack White doesn’t seem to care too much about baseball, but he does care about America’s farmers. And to show his appreciation he’s headlining this year’s Farm Aid in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“I’m kind of a producer, partially, an engineer, I’m not really good at either one. It’s hurt my records in the past. We’re performance-oriented: technical things don’t matter that much”
GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts Recordings from Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, The Rolling Stones, More
The 27 inductees range from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,”and The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” to Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World” and The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”
Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Pete Seeger Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, More During Farm Aid 2013
Along with Farm Aid board members Nelson, Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the annual event also included such guests as Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jack Johnson, and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
Throughout American history, music has always been a crucial part of grieving, healing, and moving forward bravely, and September 11th is no exception.
They join previously announced performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.
Critics at The New York Times composed a list of the greatest concerts of 2012, which featured performances mostly in New York City but also venues in cities such as Austin, Tampa, and Amsterdam.
“I love music, and there’s a lot of great music out there to listen to,” Neil Young said in a recent interview, before name-checking the two artists.
“We’re glad to be here, but we’re very sorry we have to be here. This problem should have been solved long ago.” — Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2012