We all love Charlie Daniels. Not just his music, but also the work he continues to do to support our military. Charlie’s 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam, which we told you about recently, raised more than $300,000 this year for The Journey Home Project. If you missed the article about this year’s Volunteer Jam, and all the awesome artists who took part in that event, you can read it by clicking here.
All of you in the Northeast Tennessee area need to remember that Charlie will be on stage on Thursday night, at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. I spoke with the ticket office yesterday, and there are still a limited number of reserved seating tickets available! Remember that even if those reserved seats should sell out before you get your ticket, the grandstands are free with your fair admission! Country’s Chatter will be there, and we hope to see a lot of you there, too.
We received the following press release about Charlie’s Volunteer Jam, and I wanted to pass that on to you.
[Press Release] Mercedez Longever, managing director of The Journey Home Project, announces the Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam raised over $300,000 for the cause, which benefits U.S. veterans, military members and their families.
“Before we all continue on with our hectic lives, it’s important to stop and reflect on the fact that freedom is not free. We are so grateful to Charlie Daniels, his team, all of the phenomenal artists who donated their time and talent, and fans who came out to support The Journey Home Project,” Longever said.
The proceeds raised were due to the effort of Charlie Daniels, who brought his 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam back to Tennessee in order to give back to the military. “It was good to see an old Tennessee Tradition come back to life, all for this great cause,” Daniels said.
Daniels’ long-time manager and co-founder of The Journey Home Project, David Corlew, added, “We owe our great gratitude to Butch Spyridon, president/CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, the Bridgestone Arena, The Predators Foundation, the music industry, all of our sponsors, and most importantly — our great community — who all came together for a common purpose. We hope this event can continue for years to come and become the premiere event for our great city to display pride and patriotism for our U.S. military and all who have served.”
Artists who participated in the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on August 12, 2015, include: The Charlie Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, Blackberry, Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall, Tucker Yochim, Jeannie Seely, Eric Church, Billy Crain, Natalie Stovall, Jamey Johnson and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.
The event was made possible by sponsors like Henry Repeating Arms, Remington, Copperweld and Military Systems. It was hosted by Storme Warren and Sean Hannity, presented by Copperweld, and produced by David Corlew & Associates in association with Outback Concerts.95.5 NASH Icon and WSM-AM served as the official radio partners.
For more information on The Journey Home Project, please visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.
In addition to Charlie’s great web site, be sure to visit his Facebook page; and, please remember to “Like” it while you are there! You will want to keep up with him on Twitter, @CharlieDaniels. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.
We will be back soon with more news, reviews, interviews, contests, and press releases to pass on to all of you! Have a great Friday, and a super weekend!