Luke Bryan Farm Tour Sponsored by Bayer

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you like Luke Bryan? Are you #Thankful4Ag? Then this story is for you. Bayer is presenting the Luke Bryan Farm Tour for the second straight year. The tour has eight stops in cities across the U.S. Bryan launched the tour in 2009 as a way to highlight and celebrate the contribution America’s farmers make in putting food on tables …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Music, Video

Remembering Merle

Cindy Zimmerman

Back in the early years of the biodiesel industry, Merle Haggard was one of the stars who came out in support of the American-made biofuel. The country music legend who died last week at the age of 79 made a legendary appearance at the 2007 National Biodiesel Conference, holding a press conference and performing for those in attendance. During the …

Audio, Biodiesel, Music, National Biodiesel Conference

RFD-TV to Air Joey+Rory Special for Thanksgiving

John Davis

RFD-TV will air a marathon of the “The Joey + Rory Show” plus special tributes by country music stars on Thanksgiving Day. The celebration of Joey and Rory Feek’s musical talents, spirit and faith follows Joey’s recent decision to stop her treatments for cervical cancer. The special program starts at 9 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Nov. 26, with a five-hour …

Music

Prayers for Joey+Rory

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been keeping the country music couple Joey+Rory in our prayers since hearing that beautiful Joey made the decision last month to stop cancer treatments. We had the pleasure of meeting this lovely and talented couple three years ago at the 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Convention and were so impressed by their devotion to each other. If you have not …

Music

Tyler Hubbard Meets New Holland Next Gen

Chuck Zimmerman

It all started with a tweet. Tyler Hubbard announced that he wanted a New Holland T5 tractor. New Holland got the message. What happened next was the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest. AgWired helped promote the contest and now it has concluded successfully. Six weeks from start to finish. Now that’s executing on a short time frame! …

Agribusiness, Audio, Music, New Holland, ZimmCast

Steve Azar Releases “American Farmer” Song – Proceeds Go To FFA

Melissa Sandfort

Country star Steve Azar, who has had numerous hits including, “I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday”, “Waitin’ On Joe”, and “Sunshine”, recently released a track entitled “American Farmer.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to local chapters of the FFA. There’s a video for the track featuring pictures submitted by …

FFA, Music

Media Reception Features Joey+Rory

Chuck Zimmerman

The Cattle Industry Summer Convention Media Reception had a special appearance this year. Joey+Rory performed for us and then stayed around to visit. They’re sponsored by Roper Boots and are pictured with Cindy and yours truly. I visited with them briefly after they were done and learned just how much they love farming and beef! I also shot a video …

Ag Group, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Music, NCBA

High Valley is On The Combine

Chuck Zimmerman

Are you looking for some good music for your iPod this harvest season? Look no further than High Valley in iTunes. They might just make you smile while you’re “On The Combine!” They’re a Canadian country band and thanks to Penny Brown, Centricity Music, for bringing it to my attention. It’s downloading in iTunes on my computer now.

Music

Wynonna Wows CMA Music Festival

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a great day of country music at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN. We got to watch Michael Peterson perform at Hard Rock Cafe before heading over to LP Field for the evening concert. Tonight we had a very special performance by Wynonna and then she was joined on stage by her Mom, Naomi. It was …

Fan Fair, Music