DAVID CORLEW AWARDED THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DISTINGUISHED PATRIOT AWARD
– David Corlew has helped to guide the career of Country Music Hall of
Fame member Charlie Daniels since 1973. And, just like the man who he
has worked with, Corlew is a firm believer and supporter of the United
States Military. Recently, the longtime linchpin in the CDB organization
was celebrated for his many contributions to America’s finest men and
beloved member of the Nashville music community was celebrated on
September 19, 2017, with the Distinguished Patriot Medal from The
Military Department of Tennessee. The plaque given to Corlew from Maj.
Gen. Terry M. “Max” Haston states that the award was bestowed upon
Corlew “For his unprecedented support of our Armed Forces, especially
the soldiers and airmen of the Tennessee National Guard. His efforts and
service as one of the premier leaders in the music industry, not only
in Nashville, but throughout the country, have inspired the industry to
take up the cause and become ardent supporters of our military forces.
His passion, initiative, and foresight in founding The Journey Home
project continues to be one of the most effective ways to assist and
support our troops. It is for these reasons Mr. Corlew is awarded the
Adjutant General’s Distinguished Patriot Award.”
is co-founder and a board member of The Journey Home project, has
developed and produced video and television programming that raises
awareness of the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in the
U.S. military and utilize these assets in raising funds to help our
returning military men and women. After the wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq, there are many stories to be told as most of the 2.5 million
troops deployed are making their journey home.
was also instrumental in helping to bring the Charlie Daniels Band
overseas to Baghdad for a tour of American bases, which resulted in a
2007 live album on the singer’s label, Blues Hat Records. Daniels
documents the experience in his upcoming memoir, Never Look At The Empty
Seats, which will be released in bookstores in late October.
credits the Grand Ole Opry member for setting the tone of his
organization that has made it a natural fit for him. “All that Charlie
represents as a person and artist, has allowed us to accomplish not only
our business goals, but has provided a platform to honor and serve
those who protect this great nation,” says Corlew.
For more information, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.