Keyboardist Chuck Leavell Pens Farming Book

Chuck Leavell, the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, has written a book, not on the Stones or even music, but about farming — he owns a 2,000-acre farm in central Georgia. The book, "Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest," comes with a companion CD, which features some of Leavell's music. Between music gigs with the likes of the Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton and The Black Crowes, Leavell took a forestry correspondence course.

Leavell, who was named National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year in 1999, has been recognized by the American Forest Foundation, the Georgia Conservancy and the National Arbor Day Foundation. He and his wife are also spokespeople for the Georgia Forestry Association.

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