The Journey Home Project Inaugural Event at The Palm Sells Out
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 19, 2014) – Charlie Daniels announces the legendary “Volunteer Jam,” which began in 1974 at War Memorial Auditorium when Daniels and his friends recorded a live version of “Fire On The Mountain,” will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 12, 2015, to raise awareness and funds for The Journey Home Project. Tickets for Charlie’s Volunteer Jam will be available online at charliedaniels.com, thejourneyhomeproject.org, or through Ticketmaster starting Spring 2015.
“We are extremely excited that Charlie will be bringing the Volunteer Jam back to Nashville. Everyone can only guess who his surprise guests are going to be,” says The Journey Home Project board member Ed Hardy. “Charlie is a big man with a big heart. His love and passion for our troops and veterans is unparalleled. We definitely could not do this without him.”
Featured performers include David Rutherford, Mandy Barnett, Ryan Weaver and Rodney Atkins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Charlie Daniels will host a benefit dinner at The Nashville Palm in support of The Journey Home Project. The tribute evening will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 9 starting at 6 p.m. and features a signature dinner, live auction, and celebrity entertainment.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception for sponsors, followed by a silent auction and The Palm’s famous Surf & Turf dinner. Auction items include a trip to Las Vegas, two AR-15 custom guns, handwritten lyrics from Charlie Daniels and two Randall Hedden performance art paintings. Individual tickets for the benefit are priced at $250 per person, and tables for eight guests can be purchased at both the $2,000 and $5,000 levels.
The program is set to begin at 8 p.m. with performances from celebrity entertainers Mandy Barnett, Ryan Weaver and Rodney Atkins. Barnett is a world-class vocalist who originated the role of Patsy Cline in the theatrical performance Always… Patsy Cline. She now sings a modern yet retro country music set that is true to Nashville’s style. Weaver served in the United States Military for many years before leaving the Army to follow his dreams of music. He is now a country music artist and calls Nashville his home. Atkins is a renowned singer-songwriter and winner of an Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year. His songs celebrate living in the moment and he is able to express this passion through music.
American Patriot Leads Charitable Endeavor to Support Armed Forces
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 6, 2014) – For years Charlie Daniels has been an avid supporter of America’s military and now the Journey Home Project, has enlisted Daniels as the Chairman of the Board. In 2009, Daniels began hosting a yearly fundraising dinner at The Palm restaurant where money raised would be donated to various military charities. In 2012, Daniels and David Corlew, co-founder of Journey Home Project, started the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes Fund as part of the Yellow Ribbon Education Program to raise money to allow our military heroes to receive an excellent education. Now, in 2014, along with partners Joe and Mercedez Longever, the Journey Home Project has been established to cultivate and bring all fundraising efforts under one umbrella.
“The Journey Home Project was born out of a need and helps create awareness, reaching out to people who might not come into contact with soldiers on a daily basis, but who care, we know that America is full of people who want to help, but they're not sure how,” says Joe Longever, Journey Home Project board member. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much, they are proud that they have served their country and honored that someone would think of them. We can't forget this sacrifice. If we all do a little bit, it all adds up to a lot.”
The Journey Home Project exists to assist other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.