The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Farm Aid's president, Willie Nelson and fellow founding members Neil Young and John Mellencamp were among the stars who performed to 28,000 music fans at Chicago, Illinois' Tinley Park.

Young gave the event a political edge by singing his rarely performed race anthem SOUTHERN MAN.

The bill also featured Wilco, Buddy Guy and Kenny Chesney, who appeared onstage just days after splitting with his wife, actress Renee Zellweger.