Kenny Chesney joins Farm Aid line up
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Kenny Chesney joins Farm Aid line up

Monday, July 28, 2008 – Kenny Chesney joined the Farm Aid line-up for the 2008 concert being held in September in Massachusetts. The country superstar, who just played in the state Saturday, will share the stage with Farm Aid organizers Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.

The outdoor event will be held at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass. on Sept. 20. "American family farmers are what this country is built on ... and they have fed us and kept us strong and healthy for how many generations?" said Chesney. "Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, it was a big part of who we were - and it's something we as a country shouldn't lose. If I can help be part of that - whether it's raising money, or awareness, or just letting those family farmers know someone knows and cares - well, that's why I'm coming to New England."

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