Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner Sets Date

Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has announced the second “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner” to be held on Tuesday, September 10 at The Palm Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. The evening will feature remarks by Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins (US Army, retired). Adkins is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious military decoration that can be awarded to a service member.

“We’ve got an interesting, entertaining and meaningful evening planned this year and The Journey Home Project would like to extend our truly heartfelt gratitude to our friends who attend and make the evening such a success year after year,” says Daniels.

On behalf of his veterans non-profit organization The Journey Home Project (TJHP), the Country Music Hall of Famer will also award this year’s Charlie Daniels Patriot Award to three special honorees, handpicked by Daniels and his manager and TJHP co-founder, David Corlew.

The criteria for the Charlie Daniels Patriot Award is based on the mission of The Journey Home Project: to support veterans in their return, rehabilitation, and reintegration back into civilian life. The award honors a person, persons, or group that fulfills and exemplifies the efforts and dedication of TJHP’s purpose to continuously care, support and encourage the men, women, and families who have served our great nation.

Along with Daniels and Adkins, the evening will feature special guests Mark “Oz” Geist (Benghazi survivor and co-author of 13 Hours / US Marine Corps, retired), Eddie Gallagher (US Navy SEAL), Michael Flynn (former National Security Advisor / US Army Lieutenant General, retired) and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik. Daniels and country singer Darryl Worley are also scheduled to perform. The event will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren and former Navy SEAL David Rutherford.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with The Palm’s signature Surf & Turf dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. The program and live auction begin at 8:00 p.m. The event’s online silent auction is live now (HERE) and closes on August 21 at 5:00 p.m. A second premium silent auction goes live on August 27 and will conclude the evening of the event (September 10 at 8:30 p.m.). These silent auctions include dozens of unique items including Caribbean vacations, sports and music memorabilia as well as one of a kind items not available to the public.

Individual tickets are available for purchase at $500 per seat. A limited number of tables (seats 8) are available for purchase at $3,000 each. For table/ticket purchases, contact Paige Dixon: 615-742-3193 /

All proceeds from the evening benefit The Journey Home Project. The event is produced by David Corlew & Associates.

The “Charlie Daniels Patriot Award Dinner” is sponsored by The Palm, Outback Presents, APA, Beaman Toyota, Empire Distributors of Tennessee Inc., the Shepherd Center, MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, and Team Construction.

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