Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels will take place Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT.
This year’s Volunteer Jam will go on as scheduled and serve as a tribute concert to the late Charlie Daniels. The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels will take place Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena.
Hazel Daniels, Daniels’ wife of 55 years, believes her husband would be thrilled.
“I am forever grateful for all of the love and support Charlie Jr. and I have received since Charlie’s passing,” says Hazel. “Charlie would be excited and extremely proud that his Volunteer Jam would continue. I want to express my sincere thanks to the artists paying tribute to Charlie.”
Six additional talents will join the Jam this August. Randy Travis, Chris Young, Michael W. Smith, Lorrie Morgan, Exile and rising Nashville star Anthony Castagna have been added to the previously announced lineup.
The salute to the late Charlie Daniels will also include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, ALABAMA, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Cece Winans, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, 38 Special, Junior Brown, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Rhett Akins, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. Daniels’ longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band, will also perform to honor its legendary frontman.
“It is such an honor to be part of such an amazing project in our great city of Nashville, showcasing not only wonderful country music but more importantly, celebrating the lifelong vision of a man like Charlie Daniels,” says Outback Presents Director of Production David Lower. “He was one of the largest personalities in country music, and used his voice to not only to bring country artists together spreading great music around the world, but also to champion so many great humanitarian causes during his lifetime – especially the military and its selfless members who often are neglected and forgotten when they come back from their time serving. I look forward to being part of the great tradition of the Volunteer Jam this year, and hopefully into the future.”
The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels is produced by Outback Presents in association with David Corlew and Associates and Conway Entertainment Group.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.
The Charlie Daniels Band performed the first Volunteer Jam on October 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the beginning of a tradition. Over the Jam’s four-decade history, Daniels and his band played alongside superstar guests including Ted Nugent, The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Carl Perkins, ALABAMA, Don Henley, Barefoot Jerry and more. Many of these concerts were broadcast live on the radio. The Volunteer Jam on national television included a live broadcast on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and a Dick Clark-produced network special. The Volunteer Jam is also the title of a series of albums released by Daniels of performances from the late 1970s and early 1980s at Volunteer Jam shows.
For more information, visit charliedaniels.com.