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Charlie Daniels’ and Friends Deliver their Best at the 44th Volunteer Jam

AlabamaAlison KraussBilly GibbonsChris YoungLynyrd Skynyrd, the man of the hour, Charlie Daniels and many more took the stage and performed over 30 songs on Monday night.

With a killer ensemble and set list – from Jamey Johnson’s take on Daniels’ “Long Haired Country Boy” to Skynryd’s performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” to Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Chuck Leavell’s once-in-a-lifetime collaboration on “Midnight Rider” to, of course, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a packed Bridgestone Arena witnessed over four hours of incredible music continuing the Jam’s legacy.

“Volunteer Jam XX had a kind of “specialness” about it.  The caliber, quantity and variety of talent who took the stage crossed lines, demographics, genres and styles that, while truly diverse, blended together to make for what was most likely the most entertaining Volunteer Jam in its 44 year history.” -Charlie Daniels

Following “Devil,” the all-star backing band paused while Travis Campbell, Glen Campbell’s son presented Daniels with the Tennessee National Guard Minuteman Award. Volunteer Jam emcee Storme Warren then introduced two Navy SEALs, David Rutherford and “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell, for a moment spotlighting the beneficiary of tonight’s concert, the Journey Home Project. The duo surprised Daniels by presenting him with the inaugural Team Never Quit Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of our servicemen and women.

AXS TV filmed the concert event for a primetime broadcast special this summer; information on air date and time to be announced at a later date.

About Jerry Holthouse

Jerry Holthouse
Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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