Few musical performers epitomize the American spirit with more passion and fervor than Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels. The singer, who has sung of his unabashed patriotism time in and time out during his career, is showcasing his love of the Red, White, and Blue once again in his latest recording that will be available for sale digitally on July 4th via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play among other digital platforms. Daniels has recorded a stirring version of the Johnny Cash standard “Ragged Old Flag.” Written and recorded by “The Man In Black,” the song hit No. 31 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1974. The song still garners airplay during the summer months on Classic Country stations nationwide, particularly around the Fourth of July. Recording this song allowed Charlie to combine two of his biggest passions – his country and his love of Johnny Cash. Charlie is joined on this track by Mark “Oz” Geist, Benghazi Warrior/Survivor and co-author of “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” “These lyrics are just as timely today as they were when Johnny originally recorded them over four decades ago,” said the Grand Ole Opry star. “The song demonstrates the passion and the love that we all should have for this country – and the freedoms that we enjoy with it,” he said. “Of course, it is always a joy to record a song written by the great Johnny Cash. He was an American original, and someone that I consider myself humbled and honored to call friend. Good songs, such as his, continue to remain in style.” Having just turned 80 last fall – just a few weeks after his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Daniels is not slowing down in the slightest. He continues to tour across the country, and will release a new book, Never Look At The Empty Seats on October 24. The book will document his legendary career, as well as several of his many trips abroad in support of the United States Military.
Representatives from Nashville Serving Veterans Community Board, Operation Stand Down and DevDigital with Charlie Daniels 501(c)3 Non-Profit Co-founded by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Funds Multiple Projects and Gives Back to Those Who Served The Journey Home Project, co-founded by Charlie Daniels, presented a check for $100,000 to Operation Stand Down Tennessee on behalf of Nashville Serving Veterans Community Board. The gift will be used to staff the Nashville Serving Veterans Community Board’s Virtual Welcome Center in partnership with Operation Stand Down Tennessee. DevDigital, a local full service digital development firm that specializes in custom web development, enterprise and mobile application development, and web hosting will provide the design and hosting of the site at no cost. “The true measure of growth in supporting our military community, is when like-minded Americans realize a need, and then take action. Charlie, along with DevDigital, Lt. General Keith Huber, Operation Stand Down and the board of The Journey Home Project are joining forces to create a Nashville resource center that will serve our military families in the way they so deserve. We are experiencing the incredible success of a center such as this at the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. I feel honored to be a part of this amazing process,” said David Corlew, co-founder of The Journey Home Project and Daniels’ manager. Nashville-based 501(c)3 non-profit, The Journey Home Project, made 2016 a record year of giving with hundreds of thousands of dollars pledged to various initiatives. The organization, co-founded by newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels and manager and music industry veteran David Corlew with Ed Hardy, Joe Longever and Mercedez Longever, was founded to make a difference in the lives of American veterans by helping to meet their education, healthcare and employment needs. Highlights of the year included donating $50,000 to Shepherd’s Men as part of their 1,400-mile run from Boston to Atlanta to benefit the SHARE Military Initiative at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center. After donating over $100,000 to Middle Tennessee State University to create their Veterans and Military Family Center which opened in April, the center was named in honor of Daniels’ and his wife Hazel earlier this year. The 2,600-square-foot, $329,000 center is a one-stop-shop for MTSU’s approximately 1,000 student veterans and family members. At an event in October prior to a Tennessee Titan’s game called Tailgate for a Cause, The Journey Home Project presented a check to the organization A Soldier’s Child. ASC provides children of fallen military personnel who have given their lives in service to our country a birthday gift each year until they are 18. They offer multiple mentorship programs as well as scholarships to their members. Presently, over 2,500 children are enrolled in the program. These funds are made possible through the charitable giving of individual donors throughout the year as well as major fundraising events including an annual gala at The Palm Restaurant in Downtown Nashville. Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Continue reading
A sell-out event, the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam hit a capacity of 15,784 patrons in the building and was a star-studded show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Journey Home Project. The event featured guests 3 Doors Down, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt with the Charlie Daniels Band for another historic jam. The jam featured a variety of the artists singing standards like “Can’t You See” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” A sell-out event, the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam hit a capacity of 15,784 patrons in the building and was a star-studded show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Journey Home Project. The event featured guests 3 Doors Down, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt with the Charlie Daniels Band for another historic jam. The jam featured a variety of the artists singing standards like “Can’t You See” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Charlie Daniels was surprised with the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award by Randy Travis and Lt. General Keith Huber before playing his mega-hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” to a sold out crowd at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday evening. “Looking back over my 50 plus year career, this is among the top five shows I have ever done in my entire life, Volunteer Jam 2016,” said Charlie Daniels of the momentous occasion. Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event — all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes. This year’s event featured extra special “jam” sessions with some of Charlie’s most prolific friends who celebrated the Country Music Hall of Famer, his birthday, and his many accomplishments. A portion of the proceeds from the night went to the The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager, David Corlew, to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org. Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam was produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts in association with David Corlew & Associates and Webster & Associates. About Charlie Daniels With a career spanning over 50 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the “Charlie Daniels Band” sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Continue reading
It’s Time For The 11th Annual Charlie Daniels & Friends Concert! Charlie Daniels is gearing up for the 11th Annual Charlie Daniels & Friends concert to be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, November 19 at 7 P.M. This year’s concert will also feature GRAMMY-award winning Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, and Thompson Square, as well as special guests and will benefit the Christmas4Kids organization. For over 25 years, this charity has given the joy of Christmas to thousands of Middle Tennessee children that might not otherwise experience it. In December, local businesses, volunteers, celebrities, today’s top recording artists, and their bus drivers set aside two days from their busy schedules to hold a party for over 400 Middle Tennessee children. In additional to meeting many celebrities and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, with a special tour of celebrity touring buses, each child is also given spending money to purchase Christmas gifts and experience the joy of giving during the holidays, as well as a brand new winter coat. For more information on the Christmas4Kids organization, this special concert and bus tour, please visit www.christmas4kids.org.
Charlie Daniels Releases 4th Holiday Album, Hallelujah It’s Christmas Time Again. Charlie Daniels is making the rounds with national press to promote his Christmas project, Hallelujah It’s Christmas Time Again. A life-long supporter of our military service men and women, Daniels has partnered with BUFFETS, INC. for the exclusive release of this project, with all profits to be donated to the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment. The album, which features a wide range of classic and original holiday music including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hallelujah,” as well as a special bonus track reading of Daniels’ “Carolina Christmas Carol,” will ONLY be available at the approximately 340 restaurant locations operated by BUFFETS, INC. including , Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Ryan’s and Fire Mountain restaurants. Daniels has already made several appearance in support of the album including interviews with Billboard Magazine, The Boot and Country Weekly. Tomorrow, Nov. 15, he will be on FOX & FRIENDS and GAC’s Headline Country. December 2 he will make an appearance on CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks! Watch the video below from Billboard Magazine to listen to Daniels talk about his connection with WWII, a Christmas story he wrote and why he will always say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays!”
“The Journey Home: A Soldier’s Story” Narrated by Charlie Daniels Debuts. Great American Country debuted d corlew film’s “The Journey Home: A Soldier’s Story” yesterday with narration by Charlie Daniels. You are offered a unique insight into the lives of US Army and Marine veterans on their way home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Director David Corlew hopes people are moved by his documentary. “I am honored to team with GAC’s Sarah Trahern and Suzanne Gordon to tell the stories like these that need to be told. Through this process, we’re hoping to inspire our communities to reach out, and in some small way, to support the men and women who choose to serve and protect our nation.” -David Corlew And the documentary does not gloss over the challenge of returning home from war. You’ll see rehab from physical and emotional injuries and the difficult adjustment back into their former civilian life. The documentary also shows the happy side of returning home which includes interviews with family and friends upon the soldier’s return home. Chances to Watch “The Journey Home: A Soldier’s Story” (all times Eastern): Nov. 10th 2:30 a.m., 10:30 p.m. Nov. 11th 2:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Nov. 11th 1:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13th 12:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m. WATCH the Trailer for “The Journey Home: A Soldier’s Story”:
Charlie Daniels Releases New Single, “Take Back The USA” Available Now! Charlie Daniels is at it again, this time he’s bringing us his latest single, “Take Back the USA.” You can download the patriotic hit from iTunes now. As the presidential election inches closer to us, Charlie’s song reminds us to show our love for America. SiriusXM Patriot 125 producer, Ray Muccio, summed up what’s so great about “Take Bake the USA”: “In a time where music has lost much of its meaning and heart, Charlie Daniels reminds us that patriotism is a way to reach millions and millions of Americans. It’s time for us as Americans to ‘Take Back the USA,’ and Charlie Daniels has paved the road for other artists to reach out to all Americans and remind them of the importance to vote on November 6th and take back the country we know and love so much.” WATCH This Fan-Made Video for “Take Back the USA“:
“Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” Episode 7 Salutes Charlie Daniels! This week HaleighT is just takin’ a moment to salute the great Charlie Daniels! It’s his 75th birthday, and we’re talkin’ about all he’s done for music and the Opry’s big shindig to commemorate this legend! What is you favorite Charlie Daniels tune? Comment below and let us know! Watch Episode 7 of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT”
Time To Blow Out Your Candles Mr. Daniels! Today, October 28, is the legendary Charlie Daniels’ 75th Birthday! He has had a very successful and long career and we are proud to say he’s still got it! Here is a special video of Daniels performing his iconic song, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia“, on the Grand Ole Opry stage! This was the night he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Marty Stuart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!
Travis Tritt Joins Charlie Daniels Band For A Special Show At Deadwood Mountain Grand! Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band will be on the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage August 3, 2011. The Deadwood Mountain Grand is aspiring to be the premier year-round entertainment place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s been awhile since we have heard anything from Tritt, but in this case better late than never! Tickets for Travis Tritt/Charlie Daniels Band go on sale Saturday, June 25th. Other acts playing this venue are Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Diamond Rio, Stone Temple Pilots, and Oak Ridge Boys. Here is a classic of Tritt’s, “Best of Intentions”…