September 25, 2009

Gretchen Wilson joins Farm Aid lineup

Country star Gretchen Wilson has joined the lineup for Farm Aid at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., organizers said Friday.

Wilson is to perform alongside Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at the Oct. 4 all-day music and food festival.

Also slated to sing are Tim Reynolds, Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson, Phosphorescent, Billy Joe Shaver, Will Dailey, Ernie Isley & the Jam Band, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, The Blackwood Quartet, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Titty Bingo.

DIRECTV is to exclusively broadcast Farm Aid 2009 live and in high definition on The 101 Network beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

The satellite television company has pledged to match all of its customer donations up to $50,000 made between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.