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.