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“To me, country music has always been about real life, real things,” she said.
Kacey Musgraves delivered an impressive and well-paced set of easy swinging country tunes with a pop twist. With echoes of southern rock like the Allman Brothers in some of her band’s extended arrangements, the emerging Texan singer-songwriter introduced a flair for reggae with her song “Step Off.”
“I think it’s definitely time for those issues to be accepted in country music — I mean it’s 2013,” she said. “Regardless of your political beliefs, everybody should be able to love who they want to love and live how they want to live.”
Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Pete Seeger Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, More During Farm Aid 2013
Along with Farm Aid board members Nelson, Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the annual event also included such guests as Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jack Johnson, and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
“It’s such a great cause,” and it’ll also be an “amazing day of music,” said Musgraves. Presented by CBS Radio, the Oct. 23 benefit at the Hollywood Bowl also features Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding and Tegan & Sara.
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They join previously announced performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.
Farm Aid 2013 will feature performances by Kacey Musgraves, Carlene Carter, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot and Pegi Young & The Survivors. They join board members Willie […]