Margo Price Joins Farm Aid Board of Directors

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She’s the first female artist to join Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews at the table

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE  MARCH 09 Margo Price performs during To Nashville With Love A Concert Benefiting Local Tornado...
Margo Price, March 2020 (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Margo Price joined Farm Aid’s board of directors today (April 8), making her the first female artist to do so. Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp co-founded the annual benefit for American farmers in 1985. Annie Nelson, spouse of the beloved singer-songwriter, joins Price as another new member of the board, which also includes Dave Matthews and six other members.

Price shared a brief statement about her appointment:

It is always a thrill to perform alongside my heroes on the Farm Aid stage, and it is one of the greatest honors of my life to become a member of the Farm Aid board. It’s been a dream of mine to help family farmers and communities across America ever since my family lost their farm in the fall of 1984 – a year before the first Farm Aid concert. I hope to use my voice to shine light on the issues of climate change, our health and the health of our soil and water, and, most importantly, food justice.

Farm Aid hosted its 35th anniversary edition online last fall, and details have not yet been announced for how it plans to proceed in 2021. Price issued her third album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, last summer.

 

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