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December 02, 2021

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Governor Lee Declares Aug. 18 Charlie Daniels Day

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has officially declared August 18, 2021, as ‘Charlie Daniels Day’ across the Volunteer State. The proclamation comes as friends, family and fans gear up to celebrate the late musical icon at the 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels. The star-studded live concert event is set to take place on August 18 at 7 p.m. at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

“The Volunteer Jam is a proud Tennessee tradition, and this year we’re bringing music fans together for a special tribute to the legendary Charlie Daniels,” says Governor Lee. “For over 50 years, Charlie shared his talent with people across our country, and I’m proud this celebration will carry on his legacy and showcase Tennessee’s rich musical heritage.”
 
“We are so honored by the recognition shown by Governor Lee and the great state of Tennessee,” explains Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew. “Charlie was born in the Carolinas but considered Tennessee his home. He loved it here. What better way to honor him than to do it at the Volunteer Jam, one of the state’s most cherished events? He always said if he ever had to leave Tennessee, he wanted to go to heaven. So now that he’s changed addresses, let’s raise the roof and make him proud.”

The 2021 Volunteer Jam will include performances by ALABAMA, The Marshall Tucker Band, Ricky Skaggs, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Chris Young, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Exile, Michael W. Smith, Big & Rich, Anthony Castagna, CeCe Winans, Gretchen Wilson, 38 Special, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Johnny Lee, Rhett Akins, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. The Charlie Daniels Band will also perform to honor its legendary frontman. SiriusXM’s Storme Warren will host.

Tickets are on-sale now via ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.