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Charlie Daniels Reflects on Million Mile Reflections Exhibit


 

Charlie Daniels Reflects on Million Mile
Reflections Exhibit

 Charlie Daniels is the latest contemporary
artist to be honored with his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and
Museum in Nashville. Titled Million Mile Reflections, after Charlie’s widely
popular album of the same name, the exhibit officially opens to the public on
Sept. 23. But industry insiders and members of the media got a preview of the
exhibit at a special reception for Charlie at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Tuesday night, Sept. 20.

The exhibit contains memorabilia and
artifacts from Charlie’s career and personal life. It includes archival photos,
several guitars and Charlie’s CMA and Grammy awards trophies, among many other
items.
Before the preview, Charlie addressed the
crowd gathered in the BMI Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“At the age of almost 80 years,” Charlie began, “God has chosen to bless me
with yet another wonderful blessing.” He recalled moving to Nashville from his
native North Carolina in the late 1960’s with little money but plenty of big
dreams. “I was determined that no matter what, Nashville would be the
termination of my career,” he noted. “I was going to stay come hell or high
water.” Charlie continued, “I was just one of the hopefuls who desperately
wanted to be a part of what was going on in Music City.”

As fans know, Charlie became one of
Nashville’s most in-demand session musicians, playing on recordings by Bob
Dylan and other stars. He embarked on a solo career and scored such hits as
“Uneasy Rider,” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which became his signature
tune, “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye” and “Long Haired Country Boy.”
This past year, Charlie was named as one of
the new members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, making this exhibit doubly
sweet. Charlie made sure to to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame during his
remarks at the exhibit opening.
“It’s a place where country music fans from
around the world can come and take a look at the artists,” Charlie said,
referring to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum building. “It’s a place
where the past is respected and the future is excitedly anticipated.”
Fans can check out Charlie’s Million Mile
Reflections exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville
through March 5, 2017.
By Bob Paxman for Country Music News International

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