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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 3, 2016) – Country crooner Travis Tritt will be joining Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Larry The Cable Guy to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.
Tritt, known for hits like “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),”
“It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore,” “Help Me Hold On” and more,
will join Daniels on stage for what will be remembered as one of the
best Volunteer Jams to date. Tickets for the much anticipated event are
on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25.00.
After a star-studded 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam last year, this
year’s celebration event will feature The Charlie Daniels Band and a
select bunch of their favorite musicians and entertainers on stage for
an exhilarating event for the ages. Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned
his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis
to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional,
laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event — all while
dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes. This year’s event will
feature extra special “jam” sessions with some of Charlie’s most
prolific friends who want to celebrate the soon-to-be Country Music Hall
of Famer, his birthday, and his many accomplishments.
“This year, I will celebrate two milestones, my 80th birthday and the
Volunteer Jam. It’s pretty amazing that we’re both alive and kicking
and still going strong. Ain’t it good to be alive and be in Tennessee!”
said Charlie Daniels.
A portion of the proceeds from the night will go to the The Journey
Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager,
David Corlew, to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For
more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org.
Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam is produced by Mike
Smardak of Outback Concerts in association with David Corlew &
Associates and Webster & Associates.
With a career spanning over 50 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels
is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West
Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the
varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his
music as anything other than the “Charlie Daniels Band” sound — music
that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped
elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio
formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM
Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CMA Awards, his list of accolades
is broad. Six of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and
he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden
hit, “Devil Went Down To Georgia.” An outspoken American Patriot and
strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels’ talked-about Volunteer
Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists
like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all
on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. Military. His
40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam held in 2015 raised over $300,000 for
The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veteran’s assistance
organization, which he co-founded with his manager, David Corlew. For
more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com.
More than 25 years after Travis Tritt launched his
music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out
shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans
across the globe. A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of
“The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth
Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts
in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted
singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and
Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” His 25 year career has
produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No.
1 singles on the Country radio charts. Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings
in 2012 and released his album The Calm After… through his own record
label. In 2014-2015, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped
the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for over 50
consecutive weeks for his album, The Very Best of Travis Tritt. For more
information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself to the public at-large in 2015 with the release of his breakthrough debut album, Traveller. Released in May on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard
Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one
of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015.
Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the
first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New
Artist of the Year at the same awards—Traveller became the
first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No.
1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The breakthrough success
continued earlier this year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, where
Stapleton took home two awards for Best Country Album and Best Country
Solo Performance (“Traveller”). Most recently, Stapleton won six awards
at the 51st Annual ACM Awards—Album of the Year (for Traveller as both
artist and producer), Song of the Year (for “Nobody To Blame” as both
artist and songwriter), Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist
of the Year. With the six wins, Stapleton ties the record for most ACM
Awards won in a single year (only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have
previously won six in the same year).
Kid Rock, a native of Detroit, has sold a staggering
twenty six million albums since breaking onto the scene in the 1990s.
Other hit albums in the Kid Rock catalog include Cocky (2001), Rock and
Roll Jesus (2007), and Born Free (2010). He has had success on the Pop,
Country, and R&B charts with a variety of artists, ranging from
Sheryl Crow to Martina McBride to R. Kelly. His most recent work is
2015’s “First Kiss.”
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording
artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top
comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and
continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. He
is the spokesman for Prilosec OTC and most recently launched his own
comedy channel on SIRIUSXM with Jeff Foxworthy. He will also return as
the voice of beloved Mater in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, which is currently
in production. In addition to all of his professional accomplishments,
Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s
signature catchphrase. With an emphasis on children’s and veterans’
causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated more than 7 million
dollars to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital,
Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
About The Volunteer Jam:
The Volunteer Jam, a multi genre musical extravaganza is one of
Charlie Daniels’ best known accomplishments. The legendary event began
in 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN as a way of
celebrating their first hometown sellout concert. The CDB invited
numerous musical compadres to stop by “and do some jamming.” Among those
who dropped in were members of the Marshall Tucker Band and The Allman
Brothers Band. Recordings from this Jam are included on the CDB’s Fire
On The Mountain LP, and 100 radio stations aired one-hour tapes of the
event. CDB songs at Jam I included “Whiskey,” “Long Haired Country Boy,”
“Trudy,” and “The South’s Gonna Do It, (Again).” This was the beginning
of the Homecoming concert tradition.
Volunteer Jam II (1975) took place at Murphy Center on the Middle
Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The first
year’s 2400 revelers and 10,600 of their friends returned for another
advance sellout. The evening was documented in “Volunteer Jam,” the
first Southern rock motion picture. The aristocracy of Southern rock –
The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts and Chuck Leavell of The Allman
Brothers Band, and Dru Lombar of Grinderswitch – “volunteered” with The
CDB. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, Hee Haw regular Roni Stoneman, top
ranked session men Jamie Nichol and Karl Himmel, along with Jimmy Hall
of Wet Willie and Billy Joe Shaver were also among the performing
guests. Taped broadcasts were aired on 120 radio stations. At that time,
“The South’s Gonna Do It (Again),” was a hit anthem on FM radio and the
CDB was enjoying popularity that would keep on building.
Volunteer Jam III moved to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in 1976
where the CDB’s homecoming concert continued annually until 1985.
Another advance sellout included mail orders from as far away as New
York and California. The rowdy bash attained the stature of a civic
event inspiring mayoral and gubernatorial proclamations. Radio coverage
doubled the first year’s programmers. More than 250 stations aired
two-hour tapes of Volunteer Jam III via King Biscuit Radio Network.
In 1979 at Volunteer Jam V, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited for the first
time since the 1977 plane crash for a tribute to the legendary Skynyrd
Volunteer Jam X (1984) marked the Jam debut as an international media
event. The CDB and more than 30 guest artists entertained millions
around the world via an unprecedented live Voice of America broadcast .
The SRO event was later aired as a two-hour TV special, produced by Dick
Clark Productions, and syndicated by Multimedia Entertainment.
Television personalities Dick Clark, Byron Allen of NBC’s “Real People,”
and MTV’s deejay Alan Hunter were on hand.
Daniels, had no limit to the genre of music that was invited to
perform at Volunteer Jams and the lineups included rock, country
bluegrass, gospel, soul, classical, comedy, and southern rock.
Other memorable moments at Volunteer Jam Municipal Auditorium
concerts include performances by Billy Joel, Ted Nugent and Molly
Hatchet performing “Mississippi Queen.” Leon Russell, Mickey Gilley,
Duane Eddy, Woody Herman, and the Jordanaires made appearances as well
as, Vince Gill, the late Nicolette Larson, Dwight Yoakam, the late Papa
John Creach, and Willie Nelson singing his classic “Crazy.”
The list goes on. Other historic performances included Soloman Burke,
Sea Level, Eddie Rabbit, Poco, the Oak Ridge Boys, B. B. King, Delbert
McClinton, Ray Price, ( “For the Good Times,”) Roy Acuff, Amy Grant,
John Prine, Bonnie Bramlett, Emmylou Harris, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
and Carl Perkins. When Little Richard removed his shirt and shoes while
performing, the crowd went wild. James Brown brought the house down when
he performed “I Feel Good,” along with a medley of his hits. The crowd
never knew who would appear next.
Volunteer Jams took place at Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville, TN
from 1986 to 1992 and were the subject of documentary TV productions as
well as a live appearance on the national broadcast of the Jerry Lewis
Telethon. Guest at Starwood Jams included Don Henley and J.D. Souther
performing “Desperado and “You’re Only Lonely.”
Volunteer Jam XIII brought back Lynyrd Skynyrd for a 2nd reunion with
a paralyzed Allen Collins speaking to the crowd, not long before his
passing. Pat Boone performed, and Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander
played piano, while Travis Tritt, and Garth Brooks joined CDB on
“Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye.”
Volunteer Jam XVI was the last of the official Vol Jam concerts held
on Oct. 28, 1996 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
The first ever acoustic Volunteer Jam, commemorated Charlie Daniels’
60th birthday. Joining Charlie for a very special birthday party
included David Ball, John Berry, Tracy Byrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy
Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Victoria Shaw, Jimmy Hall & Lorrie
Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam brought the historic
event to its largest stage yet, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. A sold
out crowd raised over $300,000 for Charlie’s 501(c)(3) non-profit The
Journey Home Project benefitting American Veterans, military members,
and their families. The memorable anniversary event featured The Charlie
Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Blackberry, Bonnie
Bramlett, Eric Church, Terri Clark, Billy Crain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy
Dean, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, Jimmy Hall, The Kentucky
Headhunters, Jamey Johnson, Tracy Lawrence, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery
Gentry, , Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Roy Parnell, Jeannie
Seely, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Stovall, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar,
Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, and Tucker Yochim among others.