Charlie Daniels Band - Live From Iraq
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive

Live From Iraq (Blue Hat/Koch, 2007)

Charlie Daniels Band

Reviewed by Michael Sudhalter

Charlie Daniels, 70, has always been outspoken of his support for the U.S. military. He performed a live album for the troops in Baghdad during the final night of his visit to Iraq.

The 14-song disc includes many CDB classics, including rollicking versions of "Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye" and his signature song, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Daniels, 70, starts the show off by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before delving into the uptempo "In America." As one would expect from a live Daniels show, there's plenty of political commentary on it. In "Iraq Blues," Daniels sings "I ain't never bought a copy of The New York Times or watched CNN" and inserts "Hillary Clinton" for "George McGovern" in the otherwise unaltered "Uneasy Rider."

Daniels also makes his feelings known for outlaws in "Simple Man." Daniels' showcases his band's skills during a 10-minute instrumental "Floreeda Road" and plays to Tennesseans' likings by performing "Rocky Top."

CDs by Charlie Daniels Band

Live At Rockpalast, 2012 A Bluegrass Christmas, 2009 Preachin', Prayin', Singin' DVD, 2008 Deuces, 2007 Live From Iraq, 2007

©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher •
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube