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Folks 2015 shall usher in a NEW ERA for Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels.
This past fall he announced his plans to launch his popular multi act tour
Volunteer Jam. It will be a promote awareness for the Journey Home Project, which benefits
veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Nashville date has been announced as August 12th 2015 at Nashville Bridgestone arena. Now I have NO conformation right now that ANY other dates exist and I don’t have a whole slew of information at this time. I was called and asked to promote this event and accepted the invitation.

He announced his intention to return this event to the stage on September 9th
at the Palm in Nashville. The Volunteer Jam began in 1974 as a way to record a live recording session for two tracks for the Fire on the Mountain album, “Orange Blossom Special” and “No Place To Go”.

The first 8 Volunteer Jams are all released on vinyl record. And the second Volunteer Jam was released in the form of a movie released in theaters and re-released on DVD in 2007.

In 1979, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited for the first time since the 1977 plane crash, with several
members of the Charlie Daniels Band. CDB keyboardist Taz Digregorio took lead vocals on
“Call Me The Breeze” followed by an extended instrumental version of “Free Bird.” In 1987
Lynyrd Skynyrd returned to the stage for only the second time, also at the Volunteer Jam.

The first actual tour was in 2007 when Charlie Daniels toured with The Outlaws
and the Marshall Tucker Band. It never happened in Nashville because of the closing of the Starwood Ampitheater in Antioch Tn.

This is what I have seen reported for performances:
Trace Adkins
Craig Morgan
Ted Nugent
Tracy Lawrence
Colt Ford
The Oak Ridge Boys
Michael W Smith
Montgomery Gentry
Travis Tritt
Billy Ray Cyrus
The Outlaws
The Kentucky Headhunters
Lee Roy Parnell

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Mar 202015
 

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This artist feature edition is featuring an artist who I recently got to meet at Shooter Jennings show. His name is J.D.Myers and he is currently promoting his new album “Legacy” which was produced by J.D. himself. I don’t really do album reviews in any form because I’m not qualified to judge another person’s work so I cannot really give the album a feedback but I did enjoy it. I haven’t been able to feature him on an article yet because all the shows he has been doing are far out and the timing isn’t there yet.

He plays all of the guitar work on his album by himself and he is self described as always being under the radar to most for whatever reason. His methods and sound are similar to his hero Waylon Jennings who in the past he had the opportunity to co-write with. His song “Drinkin Stories” is on one of his previous albums.

He is from southwestern Virginia and in his youth he won a talent contest which included 100 dollars and a trip to Nashville that ended up being false. But by chance he met Michael Knox in a stairwell in an office building and they formed a friendship. By 18 he was writing demos for a songwriting deal.

Since his two year run with Asylum Records he has been releasing independent album like his last one. I enjoyed the song “Till I Come Back In Style” which was not written by J.D. but he delivers the song with great ways of convincing you he is living this song out in reality.

To be honest I have a lot of respect for him for his knowledge of certain areas of Country Music. We all have our period we enjoy and study most and his area he is VERY sharp in, and in talking with him..I enjoy listening. I am hoping he books some shows in the area soon so I can feature his show on here.