Artists To Pay Tribute To Charlie Daniels At 2021 Volunteer Jam

The life and career of the late Charlie Daniels will be honored early next year during his previously scheduled Volunteer…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 3, 2020

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The life and career of the late Charlie Daniels will be honored early next year during his previously scheduled Volunteer Jam.

Daniels’ longstanding tradition will continue as a tribute to the Country Music Hall of Famer and will take place Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Dubbed The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels, the event will feature a variety of performers, including The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, 38 Special, 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. ALABAMA, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Junior Brown and Cece Winans have also been added to the star-studded lineup, which will also feature Daniels’ longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band.

Hazel Daniels, Daniels’ wife of 55 years, believes her husband would be thrilled that the event will continue on.

“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.”

“Charlie’s entire day, week, year, and life revolved around his faith, family, and his cherished live performances,” adds Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew. “We, as a team, 24-7, were focused on that two hours of his day, the part he loved most. There’s no better way to honor and continue his legacy than to do a show with The CDB, their music, the artists, family, friends and fans. We got this.”

The first-ever Volunteer Jam took place on October 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. During the course of the event’s four-decade history, Daniels and his band enjoyed the opportunity to perform alongside artists such as Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Joel, Tammy Wynette and so many more.

Tickets for The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels are on sale now.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.