News

Margo Price, Annie Nelson Join Farm Aid Board of Directors

Laura Roberts/Invision/AP

Margo Price is the first female artist to be elected to the Board of Directors of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid. The country singer-songwriter, whose debut 2016 album Midwest Farmer's Daughter was inspired by the loss of her family's Illinois farm when she was just a child, said joining the board one of the "greatest honors" of her life.

"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," Price said in a statement. "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."

Annie Nelson, Willie Nelson's wife of 20 years and a passionate advocate for family farms, also joins the Board of Directors.

"I am honored to join Willie and the other members on Farm Aid's board of directors," Nelson said in a statement. "I've witnessed the incredible strength and resilience of America's family farmers through my involvement in Farm Aid, and I am eager to continue to help our family farm system thrive through this new role."

Price and Nelson join current Board of Directors Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.

Read More: Jennifer Garner Saved Her Family's Oklahoma Farm

Price recently teamed up with Nathaniel Rateliff for an episode of CMT Crossroads for performances of Price's "Twinkle Twinkle," CCR's "Wrote a Song For Everyone" and more.

Price released her most recent album That's How Rumors Get Started in 2020.

Last year's Farm Aid was held virtually and featured performances by Nelson, Price, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Valerie June and more.

Now Watch: Remembering John Prine Songs Through the Years

recommended for you

Margo Price, Annie Nelson Join Farm Aid Board of Directors