National FFA Convention to host country artists who support family farmers

National FFA Organization announced yesterday that the 2011 National Convention Concert will star Blake Shelton with Little Big Town and Steel Magnolia.

Kudos to National FFA for such a stellar line up!

Not only are these artists incredibly talented, but they’re also loyal to agriculture.

I’ve written about Blake Shelton before.

He’s an outspoken advocate for hunting, meat eating and the old fashioned values that country music has always represented.

If you’re on twitter, you should definitely follow @BlakeShelton because he’s constantly picking fights with PETA.

Serving as a coach on The Voice has shown the world why country music fans have loved Blake’s music and personality for years.

He has more fans than ever before and that’s great news for farmers, hunters and meat lovers everywhere!

Little Big Town and Steel Magnolia make great company for Blake.

Little Big Town has long been a favorite band of mine.

They’re known for their timeless harmony and unique mix of classic country and mountain music.

My husband has always said if they started supporting PETA I’d have to erase half of my iPod!

Don’t worry,  you won’t see Little Big Town posing naked in a PETA ad!

Instead, the group lends their talent to motorcycle rallies that raise money for cancer research, volunteer at music camps for the developmentally disabled and record special editions of songs to aide tornado victims.

Newcomer Steel Magnolia is wildly popular among young country fans, making them a perfect fit for National FFA Convention.

The duo won the hearts of country fans and top honors in the 2009 season of CMT’s “Can You Duet.”

Though they haven’t been around long, Steel Magnolia looks like they’ll be aiming their charity work towards groups that really need it as well.

In April, Steel Magnolia donated a free concert to the high school that collected the most used mobile phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign.

As a proud FFA alumna, I’m so happy that National FFA is teaming up with these artists!

Now before anyone comments about it, I am well aware that National FFA hasn’t always had such a great lineup at the National Convention concert.

I attended the 2007 National Convention Concert starring Carrie Underwood, who actively supports animal rights extremists like the Humane Society of the United States.

I remember watching so many FFA members walk out after Jason Aldean (who is a huge supporter of future farmers) finished his portion of the concert and Carrie Underwood came on stage.

National FFA could have handled the Carrie Underwood debacle in many different ways.

I’m proud of National FFA for choosing to continue the National Convention Concert and making sure to book artists who support family farmers and the future of American agriculture.

So for all you FFA members out there: beg, bribe or plead with your ag teachers until they take your chapter to this year’s concert and show National FFA that they made the right choice with this line up!


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