New schol­ar­ship founded by coun­try star

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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