Backbeat: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rock To Support Farm Aid 2012
Backbeat: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rock To Support Farm Aid 2012

nelson Willie Nelson, left, draws a smile from Neil Young as the two play Young's song "Homegrown" at Farm Aid 2012. (Photo: Ebet Roberts)

"They know now, after 27 years, that we weren't kidding," said Willie Nelson, chatting aboard his biodiesel-fueled tour bus, backstage at Farm Aid 2012 in Hershey, PA. "There really is a serious problem out there."

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The 27th annual Farm Aid concert Saturday packed the 30,000-capacity Hersheypark Stadium with a bill topped by the organization's indefatigable foursome of artist activists -- Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.

"These artists are just like farmers; they never give up," said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, in comments that preceded a four-hour live "Farm Aid Backstage"

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