Charlie Daniels to Be Honored With Musical Salute From All-Star Lineup at 2021 “Volunteer Jam”

Charlie Daniels to Be Honored With Musical Salute From All-Star Lineup at 2021 “Volunteer Jam”

The late Charlie Daniels will be honored with a musical salute during his annual all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, which will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 22, 2021.

Charlie, 83, passed away on July 6. This year’s concert is being dubbed Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels.

Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest stars for a number of worthwhile causes.

This year’s lineup includes Alabama, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine ShowJunior Brown, Cece Winans, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen WilsonCowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Devon Allman & Duane Betts, Mickey Gilley, Johnny LeeScooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, 38 Special, The Allman Betts Band, Travis Denning, Cedric Burnside, Rhett AkinsPure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. Charlie’s longtime band will also perform to honor their legendary frontman.

“Charlie would be excited and extremely proud that his Volunteer Jam would continue,” says Hazel Daniels, Charlie’s wife of 55 years. “I want to express my sincere thanks to the artists paying tribute to Charlie.”

The concert was originally slated for Sept. 15, 2020, but was rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Previously purchased tickets will transfer to the new concert date.

Over the course of his 60-plus-year career, Charlie received numerous accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016) and the Musicians Hall of Fame (2009), as well as becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry (2008).

As the fiddle-playing frontman of the Charlie Daniels Band, Charlie scored a number of Top 20 singles, including “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye,” “Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues,” “In America,” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which topped the charts in 1979.

photo by TCD

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth