Legendary country music artist Charlie Daniels will be in his hometown Mt. Juliet to sign CD's just two days before his much anticipated 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam colossal concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
This Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m., Daniels will be at Gander Mountain in Mt. Juliet to sign his "Greatest Hits" CD for fans who purchase it for a small donation, according to his publicist Amanda French Clark. Proceeds from the donations will benefit United States veterans through the Journey Home Project.
"I'm glad to be visiting with hometown folks," Daniels said Thursday. "Gander is such a quality store."
People will have a chance to chat and get a sneak peek at Daniels before his blowout Jam on Aug. 12 in Nashville. Daniels will tear up the stage - and some fiddles - at the anniversary concert that will front the likes of Wynonna, Terry Clark, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, The Rascals and Lee Greenwood, among many other artists. Clark said there will be some surprise guests as well.
Tickets start at $17 and are still available, said Clark. The Jam begins at 7 p.m.
Clark said as part of the Jam, former Blackhawk pilot and rising country music star Ryan Weaver will perform a special tribute to the U.S. military, along with a moving video presentation put together by The Journey Project.
This project was co-founded by Daniels and his manager David Corlew to connect donors to veterans' organizations "that do the most good in helping to meet the health care, education and career needs of military servicemen and women and their families," Daniels said.
Right before Wednesday's big Jam event, The Henry Rifles Stage at Bridgestone Plaza will host a free side-show for concert goers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Natalie Stovall & The Drive, The Rascals, American Hitmen, Jason D. Williams, Jesse and Noah Bellamy, Ryan Weaver, the Tucker Yochim Band, the Scooter Brown Band and the Justin McCorkle Band. Music will take place there from 4 to 7 p.m.
At Monday's CD signing in Mt. Juliet people can have a meet and greet as well, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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