Today, David Corlew and Associates announced next year's Volunteer Jam will go on as scheduled and serve as a tribute concert to the late Charlie Daniels. The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels will take place Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. C/T at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Hazel Daniels, Daniels' wife of 55 years, believes her husband would be thrilled.
"I am forever grateful for all of the love and support Charlie Jr. and I have received since Charlie's passing," says Hazel. "Charlie would be excited and extremely proud that his Volunteer Jam would continue. I want to express my sincere thanks to the artists paying tribute to Charlie."
Five additional talents will join the Jam next February. ALABAMA, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Junior Brown and CeCe Winans have been added to the previously announced lineup.
"Charlie's entire day, week, year, and life revolved around his faith, family, and his cherished live performances," explains Daniels' longtime manager David Corlew. "We, as a team, 24-7, were focused on that two hours of his day, the part he loved most. There's no better way to honor and continue his legacy than to do a show with The CDB, their music, the artists, family, friends and fans. We got this."
The salute to Daniels will include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, ChrisJanson, Charley Pride,Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', The Outlaws, 38 Special, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Rhett Akins, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. Daniels' longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band, will also perform to honor their legendary frontman.
"We are honored to preserve Charlie Daniels and his legacy in the spirit of the Volunteer Jam," adds Outback Presents president Michael Smardak.
To give thanks during a time of uncertainty, event organizers are donating 500 concert tickets to volunteers who have participated in recent emergency relief efforts across Middle Tennessee. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels is produced by Outback Presents in association with David Corlew and Associatesand Conway Entertainment Group. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Emergency relief volunteers may contact [email protected] for ticket requests.
The Charlie Daniels Band performed the first Volunteer Jam on October 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the beginning of a tradition. Over the Jam's four-decade history, Daniels and his band played alongside superstar guests including Ted Nugent, The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Carl Perkins, ALABAMA, Don Henley, Barefoot Jerry and more. Many of these concerts were broadcast live on the radio. The Volunteer Jam on national television included a live broadcast on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and a Dick Clark-produced network special. The Volunteer Jam is also the title of a series of albums released by Daniels of performances from the late 1970s and early 1980s at Volunteer Jam shows.
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About Charlie Daniels
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than the late Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that were close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020. He was 83.
For more information, visit charliedaniels.com.