Don’t Let Politics Upset Bandwagon, Willie Nelson Told

Associated Press

Gov. Robert Kerrey said he has only one piece of advice for country music star Willie Nelson concerning the Sept. 22 Farm Aid benefit concert in Champaign, Ill.

“Don’t give the money to politicians,” Kerrey said he told Nelson, who performed at the Nebraska State Fair last weekend.

The publicity Nelson is bringing to farm problems is worth more than the $10 million Nelson expects to raise, Kerrey said Wednesday.

“I don’t think you could buy the kind of advertising attention that Willie Nelson’s going to give agriculture,” Kerrey said. “He feels very strongly that something needs to be done.”