Homegrown's alright with me
Homegrown's the way it should be
Homegrown, it's a good thing
Plant that bell and let it ring
Neil Young wrote and sang this lyric in 1977 on American Stars 'N' Bars. For the 2007 Farm Aid concert, it was the theme song, with Willie Nelson joining Young on a spirited version. Young also wrote "Roll Another Number (for the Road) in 1973 on Tonight's the Night.
Born in Nov. 12, 1945 in Toronto, Young formed the Mynah Birds with Bruce Palmer and funk icon and fellow Canadian Rick James before moving to Los Angeles where he, Palmer, Steve Stills, Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Dewey Martin christened themselves as Buffalo Springfield. They had a hit with the anti-establishment "For What's It Worth," but Young and Stills soon split to start Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with David Crosby and Graham Nash. Young's CSNY songs - "Helpless" and "Country Girl Medley" - are highlights of Deja Vu.
Young went solo in 1969 with his band Crazy Horse, and has since released more than 40 albums, including Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), After the Gold Rush (1970), Harvest (1972), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Freedom (1989), Greendale (2003), Living with War (2006) and Fork in the Road was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Solo Rock Performance category in 2009. His 2010 album La Noise received Grammy noms in two categories - Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.
In 2011, Young reunited with Buffalo Springfield for a short tour that culminated at Bonnaroo.
Young recently filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi. He's currently dating actress Daryl Hannah.