Charlie Daniels Plans 2016 Volunteer Jam to Coincide With His 80th Birthday
Charlie Daniels has big plans for his 80th birthday: The country icon will celebrate his big day (which falls on Oct. 28) with the 2016 iteration of his annual Volunteer Jam on Nov. 30.
Daniels' 2016 Volunteer Jam is set to take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, with Kid Rock and Larry the Cable Guy already confirmed for the event. According to a press release, three more acts will be revealed in the coming months.
"This year, I combined two milestones: my 80th birthday and the Volunteer Jam," Daniels says in a statement. "It's pretty amazing that we're both alive and kicking and still going strong. Ain't it good to be alive and be in Tennessee?"
Daniels held his first Volunteer Jam on Oct. 4, 1974, at Music City's War Memorial Auditorium. In the 40-plus years since, the country star and his friends have given their time each year to raise money for worthwhile causes through the show. In 2015, the Volunteer Jam raised over $300,000 to support the Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Daniels and his manager, David Corlew, that helps veterans transition after returning home from tours abroad.
Tickets for the 2016 Volunteer Jam start at $25 and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.
The fall of 2016 will be a busy time for Daniels: In addition to his 80th birthday and the Volunteer Jam, he will also be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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