Friday, January 29, 2021
– The 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels, previously scheduled for Feb. 22, was pushed back today to Aug. 18 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena due to Covid.
"As much as we are disappointed that we have to move the Volunteer Jam, we appreciate the fans sticking with us," said Daniels' longtime manager David Corlew. "We want to make sure everyone stays safe."
Daniels died on July 6 at 83.
Six additional performers will join the Jam this August. Randy Travis, Chris Young, Michael W. Smith, Lorrie Morgan, Exile and rising Nashville star Anthony Castagna have been added to the previously announced lineup.
The salute to Daniels will also include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, ALABAMA, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Cece Winans, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', The Outlaws, 38 Special, Junior Brown, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Rhett Akins, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League and comedian Dusty Slay. Daniels' longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band, will also perform to honor its legendary frontman.
"It is such an honor to be part of such an amazing project in our great city of Nashville, showcasing not only wonderful country music but more importantly, celebrating the lifelong vision of a man like Charlie Daniels," said Outback Presents Director of Production David Lower. "He was one of the largest personalities in country music, and used his voice to not only to bring country artists together spreading great music around the world, but also to champion so many great humanitarian causes during his lifetime - especially the military and its selfless members who often are neglected and forgotten when they come back from their time serving. I look forward to being part of the great tradition of the Volunteer Jam this year, and hopefully into the future."
Outback Presents is producing the show with David Corlew and Associates and Conway Entertainment Group.
Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.
The Charlie Daniels Band performed the first Volunteer Jam on Oct. 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Over the Jam's four-decade history, Daniels and his band played alongside superstar guests including Ted Nugent, The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Carl Perkins, ALABAMA, Don Henley, Barefoot Jerry and more.
The Volunteer Jam is also the title of a series of albums released by Daniels of performances from the late 1970s and early 1980s at Volunteer Jam shows.