MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO HOST 2016 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
INDUCTEE CHARLIE DANIELS FOR INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE OCT. 29, 2016
Special Program Presented in Support of New Exhibit
Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections Opening This Friday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 19, 2016) – The new exhibition Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections
will open Friday, Sept. 23, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and
Museum. The museum will celebrate the opening of the new exhibit with a
special program featuring the 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee
on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. Hosted by museum editor Michael McCall, Daniels will discuss his career and perform a few songs.
A dynamic personality, a rousing performer, and a musical innovator,
Daniels brought rock and blues motifs into mainstream country music. He
began performing in his teens, in his native North Carolina, and, seven
decades later, still records and tours as leader of the Charlie Daniels
The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. It will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
Seating is limited; guests can reserve tickets beginning Tuesday, Sept.
20, at 10 a.m. via countrymusichalloffame.org. Limited seating will be
available at the door, day-of-show, for museum members or with museum
admission. After the program Daniels will sign copies of the CD Gather ‘Round: A Charlie Daniels Sampler, available for purchase exclusively from the Museum Store.
Running through March 2017, Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections will include stagewear, guitars, awards, photos and more from Daniels’ personal collection. Exhibition highlights include:
Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, presented
to the Charlie Daniels Band for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
National Style O resonator guitar with nickel-plated brass body and
sandblasted Hawaiian scenes presented to Daniels by his friend Ronnie
Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
leather duster with fringe, beadwork, snakeskin overlays and silver and
gold medallions, worn on the cover of his 1991 album Renegade.
first royalty check received by Daniels and issued by Elvis Presley
Music Inc. in 1964. The check was written on January 24, 1964, twelve
days after Presley recorded “It Hurts Me,” a song co-written by Daniels.