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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
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
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!
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 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
CDB members Tommy Crain & Taz DiGregorio Remembered
Video by Pat Adams from the Tennessee Concerts website
The 40th Anniversary of the Volunteer Jam
Our past Charlie Daniels Band pages