Today in Country Music April 24th featuring Farm Aid VI
Tuesday, April 24
On this day in 2011, Toby Keith returned to the middle east on his ninth u-s-o entertainment tour performing for more than 9,000 service members… Toby is gearing up for his tenth trip to play for troops in the coming weeks.
Today in 2006, Martina Mcbride learned that her 2003 album Martina was certified double platinum.
Faith Hill was on top of the country chart with her re-make of the Janis Joplin song "Piece Of My Heart" in 1994.
And on this day in 1993, Farm Aid VI was held in Ames, Iowa with Wille Nelson performing.
All of America watched as the Flood of ’93 left thousands of Midwest families homeless. Heavy rains caused the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to rise up and overflow their banks, swallowing entire towns along the way. Eight million acres of crops were destroyed and 20 million acres were damaged. With their backs already against the wall due to heavy debt and low farm prices, Midwest family farmers had few resources left to deal with the effects of the flooding.
In response to the flood, Farm Aid created the Family Farm Disaster Fund to support organizations that worked directly with farm families stricken by the flood. When farmers needed help to avoid foreclosure due to losses from the flood, Farm Aid-funded groups were there to help them save their farms.
Farm Aid VI, held in Ames, Iowa on April 24, featured performances by Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Adams, Ringo Starr, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, the Highwaymen, and Dwight Yoakam.