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Charlie Daniels Hosts ‘Christmas 4 Kids’ With Famous Friends

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Charlie Daniels and some of his country music friends are doing their part to make sure kids experience a happy holiday season.

Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, and Sawyer Brown will join Charlie at the 2010 Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids on November 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Proceeds from the concert and other Christmas 4 Kids events will provide more than 400 children from 29 different schools a very special holiday shopping spree.

It’s especially poignant that Charlie is again hosting the concert this year — as well as keeping a full tour schedule — because of the mild stroke he had in January. Charlie says he wouldn’t miss it.

“Christmas 4 Kids holds a special place in my heart,” Charlie tells The Boot. “In this land of plenty, no child should be sad at Christmas time. Christmas 4 Kids does its part to keep that from happening.”

Children chosen for the program enjoy a chauffeured trip from their schools aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, lunch, a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus and, finally, a trip to the Walmart in Hendersonville, Tenn., where each child receives $150 to spend on anything he or she wants. Each child also receives a brand new Tennessee Titan’s starter jacket.

Find out how to enjoy the concert and other fund raising events by going to the event website.

Charlie is currently on tour with his next concerts slated for August 27 in Las Vegas and August 28 in San Diego. For a complete list of cities and dates, check here.

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