MUSIC SUPERSTARS ALISON KRAUSS, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, BILLY GIBBONS OF ZZ TOP, CHRIS JANSON, EDDIE MONTGOMERY, JAMEY JOHNSON, JUSTIN MOORE & MORE TO HONOR COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE CHARLIE DANIELS VOLUNTEER JAM XX: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE

Nashville, Tenn. December 7, 2018 —Blackbird Presents and Charlie Daniels are proud to announce “Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute To Charlie,” an all-star concert event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7 PM CT.  Since its inception in 1974, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s greatest legends. Now, 43 years later, friends, fans, and an extraordinary lineup of musicians will come together for a very special Volunteer Jam honoring the southern rock pioneer Charlie Daniels – the man who started it all.

This unforgettable concert event will feature performances by Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band, Alison Krauss, Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Chuck Leavell, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Ricky Skaggs with many more special guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Storme Warren will be returning as host. For the first time ever, rock great Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will honor Daniels at the Jam. Country music legend Eddie Montgomery will make a heroic return to the stage after the tragic passing of his partner, Troy Gentry.  

Tickets go on sale December 8, 2017, at 10 AM CT online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds from 2018’s Volunteer Jam will be donated to The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager David Corlew to help Veterans.

Charlie Daniels has collaborated with some of music’s most influential artists – from Elvis Presley to Bob Dylan – and with The Charlie Daniels Band has created such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, the signature “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a GRAMMY® for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. Daniels is also a tireless supporter of the men and women who serve the United States military.

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Center at MTSU helps veterans transition from military to job front

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Transitioning from military life to civilian life can be quite difficult, especially for those fresh off the battlefield.

Middle Tennessee State University has a program to help veterans make that transition much smoother from the military, to college, and then to the job front– much of it thanks to a Country Music Legend.

It happens at the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus.

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It’s a comprehensive one-stop shop for student veterans and their family members to come and get just about anything they need.

“We offer everything from on-boarding, assisting our veterans and their families coming into the university. We want to make sure they are successful while they are here. We want to make sure they find employment, whether that be an internship, a part-time job, or a full-time job,” explained Dr. Hilary Miller, director of the center.

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