In 1974 The Volunteer Jam was arranged by Country Music Legend Mr Charlie Daniels, and the first few of them were recorded LIVE on vinyl record. Those vinyl are hallowed pieces of my personal collection, and when he reinstated the Jams, I heavily supported them.
Past guests for this event have been Legends like the late Mr. Roy Acuff, Bands like Molly Hatchet, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mr. Bobby Bare, Miss Crystal Gayle, Miss Amy Grant and SO MANY MORE!
The last of the numbered Volunteer Jams was XVI, and was in 1996…the year I moved to Tennessee to break into the writing business. For the first time ever in 1999, he took the Jam on the road and toured many places with the concert. In 2000 he took the tour out once again, beginning in Indianapolis.
In 2007 he began the Jam tour again in Valdosta Georgia, and in 2008 he ended the tour with my buddy Shooter Jennings. In 2014 in Colorado, they had an unofficial Volunteer Jam with a sellout crowd. In 2015 they had the 40th anniversary of the Jam.
In 2018 it was numbered again at Volunteer Jam XX, and that is a little bit of history of the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam for y’all.
2020 Volunteer Jam Lineup Announced!
Today, Charlie Daniels revealed the star-studded lineup for his 2020 Volunteer Jam show at Bridgestone Arena on September 15th. Joining the CDB on the big night are Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Devon Allman & Duane Betts, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Rhett Akins, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. Tickets available at Ticketmaster and Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
The Volunteer Jam was the Charlie Daniels Band’s homecoming performance in the Volunteer State of Tennessee, there were 16 individual Volunteer Jam shows from 1974-1996 and multiple Jam Tours from 1999 to 2014, and the Jam returned in 2015 for the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, again in 2016 as we celebrated Charlie’s 80th birthday with the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, in 2018 for Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie, and now coming back for Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute on September 15, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena! Get tickets HERE.
Click on the Jams along the timeline for the event’s history, photo
Our 2018 Military tees were the bestselling online tees we’ve ever produced, and now we’ve updated them for 2020 with a new logo and a much bolder layout for Charlie’s quote on the back. Just like the 2018 tees, these are 100% Made in the USA and a portion of the sales will go to benefit Charlie’s charity, The Journey Home Project, which aims to help veterans return to civilian life. – TeamCDB/BW
The devastation of the March 3rd tornadoes on Middle Tennesse has been tremendous, with 25 dead, hundreds injured and many homes and businesses destroyed, but we don’t lay down when the times get tough, we’re Middle Tennessee Strong! CDB wants to help out by making these 2 new tees available to raise money for tornado relief efforts. 100% of the sales (after printing costs) will go to organizations which are helping Middle Tennesseans clean up and rebuild. Rather than do “Nashville Strong” “Mt. Juliet Strong,” “Lebanon Strong,” “Cookville Strong” we decided to cover the areas hit the hardest with “Middle Tennessee Strong.” – TeamCDB/BW