Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam Celebrates a Night of Great Music for a Worthy Cause [Photo Gallery]

Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam Celebrates a Night of Great Music for a Worthy Cause [Photo Gallery]

Overshadowed by the hubbub surrounding the Luke Bryan incident, the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on Nov. 30 was a tremendous night of music that benefited The Journey Home Project, an organization that supports U.S. military veterans.

In addition to a surprise appearance by Randy Travis to help present Charlie with a humanitarian award, the 15,784 capacity crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena enjoyed a number of standout performances from the all-star cast that included 3 Doors Down, Larry the Cable Guy, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton and Charlie.

Highlights of the show included Travis Tritt’s “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares), Chris Stapleton’s “Whiskey and You,” Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long,” Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” and Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

“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.

Check out a photo gallery of the night’s performances.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson