Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2020) — During a tumultuous time in our nation, country and southern rock icon Charlie Daniels is giving fans something to look forward to. Late last year, the Country Music Hall of Fame singer announced the return of his legendary Volunteer Jam. Headlined by The Charlie Daniels Band (CDB), the concert is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. / CT at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Today Daniels revealed the star-studded lineup for the show. Joining the CDB on the big night are Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, Charley Pride, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Chris Janson, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', The Outlaws, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Devon Allman & Duane Betts, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Rhett Akins, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay.
From last-minute surprise guests to legendary collaborations, each Volunteer Jam is a special experience.
"With so many kinds of music and so many artists from different fields and different eras, this is shaping up to be the most unique Jam yet," says Daniels. "We've been adding acts at a dizzying pace and we ain't even near bout done. Just the end of the Jam will feature enough top line guitar pickers to shake the walls. Gonna make some special memories with this one."
To give thanks during a time of uncertainty, the CDB and event organizers are donating 500 concert tickets to volunteers who have participated in recent emergency relief efforts across Middle Tennessee. The tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"My career with Charlie Daniels has spanned over 46 years and I have been blessed to have been a part of every Volunteer Jam since its inception in 1974," notes Daniels' manager David Corlew. "This concert will offer musical diversity at its finest. And as we continue to face the devastation of tornadoes, flooding, and COVID-19, we will honor our citizens of the great Volunteer State. We will be offering a limited amount of free tickets for those who have served during what is the worst series of tragic events in our state's and nation's history. The 'Volunteer Spirit' will truly shine on September 15."
The 2020 Volunteer Jam 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. Emergency relief volunteers may contact [email protected] for ticket requests.
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 have 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.