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Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena
Interviews on the red carpet with the stars at the Volunteer Jam 2015
Special guests include Travis Tritt, Alabama, Ted Nugent, Terri Clark,
Wynonna, Michael W. Smith, Trace Adkins, The Oak Ridge Boys, The
Outlaws, The Kentucky Headhunters, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Morgan,
Lee Greenwood, Tracy Lawrence, Phil Vassar, The Grascals,
Eric Church, Alabama, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Hall & Lynyrd Skynyrd  
Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniel (born October 28, 1936) is an American multi-instrumentalist,
actor, lyricist, and singer, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music.
He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Daniels
has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry
on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Daniels was inducted
into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Early in his career, he changed his last name to Daniels.
Volunteer Jam - Charlie Daniels Band
Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on August 12, 2015
Pictures by Pat Adams - Click on Pictures to Enlarge
The Volunteer Jam
The Volunteer Jam was the annual Charlie Daniels Band concert first held on October 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium
in Nashville, Tennessee This was the beginning of a tradition.

The 2nd Volunteer Jam was released in the form of a movie. It was billed as the "First Southern Rock movie," even appearing
in theaters across the US. The movie was re-released on DVD in 2007. Regulars at the Nashville Volunteer Jam concerts
included George McCorkle, Jimmy Hall, Dickey Betts, Henry Paul, Dobie Gray, Toy Caldwell, and others.

In 1979, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited for the first time since the 1977 plane crash, with several members of the Charlie Daniels Band.
CDB keyboardist Taz Digregorio took lead vocals on "Call Me The Breeze" followed by an extended instrumental version of
"Free Bird." In 1987 Lynyrd Skynyrd returned to the stage for only the second time, also at the Volunteer Jam.

Each of the Nashville concerts featured a long list of special guests appearing onstage with Charlie and his band 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 and many more. Many of these concerts were broadcast live on
the radio. The Volunteer Jam on nationwide TV included a live broadcast on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and a Dick Clark produced
network special.

A "Volunteer Jam Tour" including the Charlie Daniels Band, the Outlaws and the Marshall Tucker Band toured the United States
in 2007. The Nashville show scheduled for May 19, 2007 was cancelled, due to the closing of Nashville's Starwood Amphitheater

On December 19, 2014 the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam show at Bridgestone Arena on August 12, 2015 was announced.
Acts scheduled to appear with the Charlie Daniels band are Trace Adkins, Ted Nugent, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan,
Colt Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Kentucky Headhunters,
The Outlaws and Lee Roy Parnell with more guests to be announced in the future.

Volunteer Jam is also the name of a series of albums released by Charlie Daniels of performances from the late 1970s and early
1980s at the Volunteer Jam shows.
Charlie Daniels
The Charlie Daniels Band with Eric Church
The Charlie Daniels Band with Billy Crain
The Charlie Daniels Band with Jack Pearson
(red shirt) formally of the Allman Brothers Band
The Charlie Daniels Band includes (l to r) Chris Wormer
(guitar), Jack Pearson (guest guitarist), Charlie Daniels,
Ron Gannaway (drums), Charlie Hayward (bass),
Carolyn Corlew (backup singer), Bruce Brown (guitar),
Not shown is Shannon Wicklineline (keyboards).
The Charlie Daniels Band Hits Include:
The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Long Haired Country Boy
Souths Gonna Do It Again & more
MY MEMORIES OF
THE VOLUNTEER JAM
by Pat Adams
The Volunteer Jam drew fans from all over the country. The 16 (or so)
jam events hosted by the Charlie Daniels Band, included hundreds of
well-known artists. Various Volunteer Jam shows have appeared on
albums, television shows, a movie, CD's & DVD's.  Pat Adams from the
TennesseeConcerts website covered almost every Volunteer Jam and tells
his memories of seeing some of the greatest musicians in the world.

Check out our Volunteer Jam page
including pictures, text & rare videos of the jam
My Memories Of The Volunteer Jam
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TennesseeConcerts Pat Adams & Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels becomes a
Tennessee Colonel (our own video)
See our pictures of the 1985 Charlie Daniels
Band at the Water Circus in Pigeon Forge TN.  
Click here!
See our pictures of the Charlie Daniels Band  
at the Riverfront 2006 CMA Music Festival.  
Click here!
My Memories Of Charlie Daniels Band
and the Volunteer Jam by Pat Adams

I first saw the Charlie Daniels Band perform around town in the 1970's. They were playing around Nashville a lot.
I remember Charlie Daniels first hit Uneasy Rider. It did get some airplay. He had several albums before hitting it big.
I saw the CDB at the War Memorial with Brownsville Station & Stories, a Coyote McCloud appreciation concert.
I saw the CDB perform at a "Schools Out Party" at Fair Park in the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
I saw the CDB with the Marshall Tucker Band and Black Oak Arkansas at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1974.
I went out and bought the CDB "Way Down Yonder" album after seeing them open for Black Oak Arkansas.
I saw the CDB at the Water Circus in Pigeon Forge Tennessee while on vacation. We have pictures!
I saw the CDB perform a tour rehearsal concert at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym. The Million Mile Reflections Tour (I think).
I saw the Charlie Daniels Band perform at the Opryland USA Theme Park 1992 Summer Concert Series.
I went to all of the Volunteer Jam concerts except the first. Only because I didn't know anything about it.
All though I didn't go to the first jam, I did get to know most of the members of that Fire On The Band version of the band.
I was there at Volunteer Jam II when they made a southern rock movie out of it. I saw the movie and have the DVD.
I continued to attend the Nashville Volunteer Jam concerts, seeing hundreds of great artists perform their songs.
Sadly, Tommy Crain died several years after leaving the CDB, but remaining part of the CDB family.
I eventually became friends with Taz DiGregorio (CDB long time keyboardist). Sadly, he eventually died in a car crash.
See my own video (below) of Charlie Daniels being made an Honorary Colonel in the great State Of Tennessee.
See my own video (edited) below of A Tribute to Taz DiGregorio & Tommy Crain, tributes from the Volunteer Jam.
I will cherish the memories of all the great artists that I saw perform at all of these Volunteer Jam concerts.
I tend to disagree with Charlie Daniels on many issues, but that doesn't keep me from appreciating what he has done.
If you get a chance, visit the Charlie Daniels Museum in downtown Nashville on Second Avenue. Lots of cool stuff!
The Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam (2016)
Special guests include Travis Tritt, Alabama, Ted Nugent, Terri Clark,
Wynonna, Michael W. Smith, Trace Adkins, The Oak Ridge Boys,
The Outlaws, The Kentucky Headhunters, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Morgan,
Lee Greenwood, Tracy Lawrence, Phil Vassar, The Grascals
with more to be announced and plenty of surprise guests!
The Charlie Daniels Band performs the Devil Went Down
for the first time live at The Volunteer Jam V in 1979
The Charlie Daniels Band does the Devil Went Down To Georgia for the first time live.
This was in 1979 at Volunteer Jam V, a yearly event (at the time) in Nashville Tennessee
hosted by the Charlie Daniels Band. Band members (and writers of the song) included
Charlie Daniels on vocals & fiddle, Tommy Crain on guitar, Taz DiGregorio on
keyboards, Charlie Hayward on bass, and Freddy Edwards & James Marshall on the
drums. The song went on to be their biggest hit and won a Grammy Award.
The Charlie Daniels Band, along with an all-star cast
of characters, jam on Souths Gonna Do It Again
at this 40th Anniversary of the Volunteer Jam in 2015
CDB members Tommy Crain & Taz DiGregorio Remembered
Billy Crain at this 40th Anniversary of the Volunteer Jam
plus, Charlie Daniels, the CDB & host Storme Warren (2015)
This is our own video, shot and edited by Pat Adams!
The 40th Anniversary of the Volunteer Jam
Our past Charlie Daniels Band pages
2011: Colonel Charlie Daniels: Charlie Daniels
is recognized as a Colonel in the state of Tennessee
by Governor Bill Haslam (although Haslam did not attend) at the Operation Yellow
Ribbon show at Allen Arena / Lipscomb University on March 29, 2011. You can
see a short backstage clip of Charlie holding up his award at the end of the video.
Video shot by Pat Adams from Tennessee Concerts (this website)
See our pictures from this 2011 Operation Yellow Ribbon show
Volunteer Jam
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