On July 13, 1985, the same day this reached the summit on the Country chart after a 13-week climb from #70, Bob Geldof's Live Aid concerts premiered on television and raised millions of dollars for the African famine. The fundraiser gave Nelson the idea for Farm Aid, a series of concerts that helped raise money for the struggling farming community in the US. The first Farm Aid concert
was held on September 22, 1985 at the University of Illinois in Champaign. The live telecast garnered $10 million in pledges.