Doug Gray said playing in Macon on April 10 “is like coming home.”
Gray, 72, is a founding member and original lead singer of The Marshall Tucker Band who’ll be headlining Mercer University’s Ford Concert Series before the Bears meet Eastern Tennessee State University at 6 p.m.
With The Marshall Tucker Band’s 50th anniversary approaching, the Southern rock group is getting the celebration started early by signing with UTA for exclusive worldwide representation in all areas including concert bookings, literary deals, film and television.
Music lovers—especially those in the South—know the Marshall Tucker Band for their definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel. Lead singer Doug Gray and the band influenced major country acts like Alabama, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt and developed a 50-year friendship with NRA Life member Charlie Daniels. In fact, the Marshall Tucker Band was slated to tour with the Charlie Daniels Band in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans. Having earned the rank of an Army sergeant E-5 in Vietnam, Gray is quick to honor and recognize fellow veterans and understands the importance of the Second Amendment. Gray recently answered a few questions for NRA Country’s Vanessa Shahidi.
Marshall Tucker Band frontman Doug Gray was as close as brothers with Charlie Daniels over the decades, and he's opening up about his 50-year friendship with the man he calls "the broad shoulders of all of us" after his death at the age of 83.
Today, David Corlew and Associates announced next 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 Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. C/T at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
The Marshall Tucker Band’s founder and lead singer, Doug Gray, is reminiscing about his 50-year friendship with Charlie Daniels. In an exclusive interview, Doug opened up about the things the two had in common, the lessons he learned from Charlie, and his future in music without one of his biggest inspirations.
Lineup Includes Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band,
Charley Pride, the Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Travis
Denning, Chris Janson, Delbert McClinton, The Outlaws, Mickey Gilley,
Johnny Lee and More
500 Concert Tickets to be Distributed to Middle Tennessee
Emergency Relief Volunteers Free of Charge
Tickets On Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com and the
Bridgestone Arena Box Office
"Marshall Tucker is 94 years old and still alive,” marvelled Doug Gray, the straight-talking frontman of the southern rock band that co-opted Tucker’s name, when Classic Rock met him in 2011. “I met him five years ago for a documentary on the band. He told me: ‘I know you were dogs on the road, but I’m glad you didn’t ruin my name.’ I was relieved that he didn’t find out what dogs we really were.”
Due to the very unusual and unpredictable situation with the Coronavirus, this weekend’s shows in Baton Rouge, LA (L'Auberge Casino & Hotel) and The Woodlands, Texas (Dosey Doe) will unfortunately be postponed. These shows will be rescheduled at a later date. Our utmost concern is the safety of our fans! We are very sorry for these postponements. Stay tuned for rescheduled dates. Love you all and see you soon... HUGS!
The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band are bringing their “Fire on the Mountain” tour to Charleston. The bands will perform at the Municipal Auditorium of the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on August 15, 2020.
If you turn on your local classic rock radio station, there’s a chance you might hear hits from the Marshall Tucker Band such as “Can’t You See,” “Fire on the Mountain,” or “Heard It in a Love Song.” If you change the channel to your local classic country station, you might hear those same songs.
Nashville, Tenn. (January 13, 2020) — This morning, southern rock icons The Charlie Daniels Band (CDB) and The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) announced the "Fire on the Mountain" tour, a national road show that will bring together two of the genre's most beloved musical legends.
Industry Touring Bible Pollstar Reveals First Leg of Tour; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris Praises Iconic Southern Rock Group
POLLSTAR: The Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rockin’ Round-Up, Round One
“Rednecks work their ass off, out in the fields,” says Doug Gray, the sole original member and dusty road voice who created the yearning Southern rock tilt of The Marshall Tucker Band. “When you’re raised like that, you really dig into a project. For me, the original band was only together for eight years. Forty-eight years later, we’re still out taking this music to the people – and they still want it.” [CLICK FOR MORE]