[lastfm]John Mellencamp[/lastfm] told reporters this week that [lastfm]Willie Nelson [/lastfm]should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Mellencamp made the proclamation on Monday during a webcast to announce details of the 25th annual Farm Aid concert.
During the webcast, which was broadcast on Ustream, Mellencamp explained, “Whoever does this Nobel Peace Prize business should look at Willie Nelson.”
He added, “He has helped millions and millions of people and entertained millions and millions of people. It’s 25 years of commitment. Myself and [lastfm]Neil [Young[/lastfm]] work from the neck down. Willie is the brains.”
Farm Aid will celebrate its 25th anniversary on October 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The concert, whose theme this year is ‘Growing Hope for America,’ will be broadcast live on DirecTV and on the Internet.
This year’s concert, which is the first to be staged at a Major League Baseball stadium, will feature Mellencamp, Nelson, [lastfm]Dave Matthews[/lastfm] and Neil Young. Additional performers have yet to be announced.