Carrie Underwood to Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton to Little Big Town, along with other celebrities and government leaders, are wishing legendary musician Charlie Daniels a happy 80th birthday just weeks before his acclaimed Volunteer Jam. Birthday messages from some of the biggest names and most honored legends continue to roll in on a celebratory website, CharlieDaniels80.com.
Artists who’ve sent in well wishes include 3 Doors Down, Senator Lamar Alexander, Deborah Allen, John Anderson, APA Nashville, Rodney Atkins, Moe Bandy, Kelsea Ballerini, Mayor Megan Barry, Brent Bozell, John Berry, Josh Abbott Band, Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, The Cadillac 3, Paulette Carlson, Terri Clark, Bill Cody, Confederate Railroad, Easton Corbin, Mayor Karl Dean, Exile, Rascal Flatts, Jimmy Fortune, Janie Fricke, Coach Phillip Fulmer, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Franklin Graham, Sean Hannity, Governor Bill Haslam, Ty Herndon, Kenny G, Lucas Hoge, The Isaacs, Lorraine Jordan, Little Big Town, Ronnie McDowell, Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Morris, Joe Nichols, Nu-Blu, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Jon Pardi, Dolly Parton, Eric Paslay, Dave Ramsey, Michael Ray, Tommy Roe, Ricky Skaggs, Thompson Square, Tennessee Titans, Titans Radio, Josh Turner, TG Sheppard, Granger Smith, The Steeldrivers, Ray Stevens, Cole Swindell, Sylvia, Aaron Tippin, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Phil Vassar, Aaron Watson, Storme Warren, Mark Wills, WSMV’s Jimmy Carter and Demetria Kalodimos and Chris Young.
On November 30, Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Larry the Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and 3 Doors Down will join Daniels in celebration at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena. Since 1974, Volunteer Jam has been raising money and giving back while entertaining the masses along the way. This year’s event will benefit The Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization founded by Daniels, his manager David Corlew as well as some of their friends to support Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Tickets for the much anticipated event can be purchased HERE.
Earlier this month, Daniels was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Randy Travis and Fred Foster, in a ceremony that included Trisha Yearwood, Andrea Zonn, Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson and Brenda Lee all paying tribute to the fiddling legend. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum pre-empted that major honor with the opening of an exhibit in his honor called Million Mile Reflections.
Charlie’s newest album Night Hawk was recently released in the midst of one of the most important years of his career. Night Hawk is a reflection of stories from the trail told by cowboys around the campfire through the years. USA Today says, “Daniels further bucks modern trends by honoring an often neglected branch in country’s family tree.” Night Hawk continues to prove that Charlie’s sound is one of a kind.
For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com.