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Willie Nelson Partners With Karen O, Chipotle Mexican Grill for "Boorito" Fundraiser

With shared stage time with Snoop Dogg, Julio Iglesias, and Toby Keith, you might call country music pioneer Willie Nelson the king of the odd duet. So it should be no surprise that the oddities continue as Nelson pairs up with Chipotle Mexican Grill and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' frontwoman Karen O for a fundraising event for American farmers with "Boorito 2011."

If you were a kid growing up in the 1980s, you no doubt remember Willie alongside John Mellencamp and Neil Young at the first Farm Aid concert in 1985. Decades later, as farmers face economic uncertainty and increased industrialization, there's still a tremendous need to help the farming community.

Last week, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation released the short film Abandoned featuring Karen O singing the Nelson classic "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." The Halloween-inspired film shows three boys rifling through an empty home and barren field that was once a farming community in an attempt to show the scary realities of family farms.

In addition to watching the flick, you can stop by any Chipotle this Halloween Monday from 6 p.m. until close for orders of burritos, tacos, or salad bowl for only $2. The catch? You have to come dressed in a costume inspired by the family farmer to get the discount. Proceeds raised will benefit Farm Aid and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. They're also hosting an online costume contest with a grand prize of $2,500. Click here for more info.
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