Willie Nelson plans to stage fundraising concerts in a campaign to support presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.
Nelson said: "He stands up for heartland Americans who are too often overlooked and unheard. Big corporations are well represented in Washington, but Dennis Kucinich is a rare Congressman of conscience and bravery who fights for the un-represented. Dennis champions individual privacy, safe food laws and family farmers.
Farms are important to Nelson – he is a co-founder of Farm Aid with Neil Young and John Mellencamp.
"I normally do not get too heavily involved in politics, but this is more about getting involved with America than with politics. I plan to do concerts to benefit the campaign.