New scholarship founded by country star
Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she’s had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
The six-time Academy of Country Music female vocalist of the year is performing an acoustic show in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday to raise funds for the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund. Lambert will have an all-female lineup, including songwriters Natalie Hemby and Jessi Alexander, and artists Raelynn, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole.
Lambert said in a statement that she wanted to break down the doors to women in music and "encourage and empower women to achieve their goals."
The scholarship will provide $40,000 to a female student in the university’s Mike Curb College.
Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
Plans were announced Tuesday for the all-day Farm Aid 30 show on Sept. 19.
The first Farm Aid concert was in 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Since then, it has raised $48 million for programs that support farmers.