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AXS TV Features Charlie Daniels Interview, Concert Memorial Day Weekend

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Charlie Daniels will be featured on Saturday, May 24 on a segment of ‘The Big Interview’ on AXS TV, along with a star-studded concert, ‘Volunteer Jam Featuring the Charlie Daniels Band,’ honoring America’s soldiers and first responders.

The 77-year-old will first sit down with veteran news journalist Dan Rather for an hour-long interview, which took place in Daniels’ home studio outside of Nashville. Their in-depth discussion covers everything from his professional achievements and accolades, to his personal highs and lows, including growing up in the civil rights era in the south, and his views on his most famous hit, ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia,’ which was released 35 years ago.

Their conversation is followed by the all-star concert, including performances by Blackhawk and the Outlaws, as well as Daniels, who sings some of his most iconic hits. The concert was filmed at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood, Colorado. The Volunteer Jam, which began in 1974, benefits the service men and women of America. To show their appreciation, complimentary tickets were made available to members of the armed forces, Red Cross and first responders.

“Charlie Daniels is a true class act, with a heart as big as his legacy,”  says AXS TV founder Mark Cuban. “AXS TV is proud to be part of the live Volunteer Jam, paying tribute to America’s true heroes on Memorial Day weekend. With over 60 years in the music business, Charlie’s got some incredible stories to tell, and I’m excited to see what Dan Rather is able to do with such rich subject matter.”

‘The Big Interview’ will air on Saturday, May 24, at 9PM ET. ‘The Volunteer Jam Featuring the Charlie Daniels Band’ will air at 10PM ET. The episode will also air later that night, at 12:30AM ET.

Daniels released his latest album, ‘Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan,’ a tribute to Bob Dylan, on April 1. Order the record here.

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