and the lineup includes all the usual suspects, plus one new face: Jack White.
White will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young on the bill at the event, which takes place at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale August 1 at 10 a.m. ET. Others on the bill include country star Jamey Johnson, the Preservation Jazz Hall Band, and the group Delta Rae.
The first Farm Aid concert was held in Champaign, Illinois, with a massive lineup of performers, including Bob Dylan, Mellencamp, Nelson and Young, plus Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Carole King, Huey Lewis, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel and dozens more.
Since then, Farm Aid events have raised $45 million to support family farmers.
Alan Jackson's new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville opens August 29. "Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country" gives museum visitors a look at memorabilia including the water skis Alan wore in the "Chattahoochee" video, the guitar he played on the 2001 CMA Awards debuting "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" and the Harley-Davidson he posed with on the cover of his 1992 album A Lot About Livin' (and a Little 'bout Love). Alan will also perform a few Artist-in-Residence shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. His exhibit runs through March 2015.
Randy Travis will explore his musical influences again.
The singer, who had a major health scare in 2012, is out with "Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am" on Aug. 19 on Warner.
Fans who pre-order the album will get "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" as an instant download.
Two more songs will be available each week following the pre-order, including "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line" on July 29
and "That's The Way Love Goes," on Aug. 5. People can also download the full album online on Aug. 12.
Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am features Randy's take on classics from Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin and more.
Carrie Underwood is playing both shows at the Grand Ole Opry this Friday night.
Jerrod Niemann is 35.
Pam Tillis is 57.