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Charlie Daniels Announces Acts for 2014 Scholarship for Heroes Benefit

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Charlie Daniels will host his fifth annual Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event in March, and he’s bringing along several of country music’s biggest stars.

Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, the Grascals, the Navy Band Sea Chanters and the American Hitmen are all scheduled to perform at the March 25 concert. Proceeds from the show benefit the Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program, as well as raising funds for veterans to attend Nashville’s Lipscomb University, where the event is being held. The college’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program offers eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill veterans and their family members an undergraduate degree tuition-free, or a graduate degree either tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

It’s a cause Black is happy to stand behind.

“It’s an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes event,” he says. “As if it weren’t enough that Charlie Daniels asked me to sing — our troops occupy a very special place in our history. We have to do our utmost to make sure the part we play in their history is worthy of their sacrifice and commitment. This event is playing a fantastic role, making higher education a reality for returning veterans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this special evening.”

Lipscomb has proudly hosted the event for the last five years, and hope to continue for years to come.

“Our veterans know that freedom isn’t free, but we think their education should be. At Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our veterans through higher education,” Jim Humphrey, associate dean of campus life and director of veterans services at Lipscomb, notes. “We appreciate Charlie Daniels and his organization as well as those artists who have joined us for this event the past five years. The awareness and funds that they raise for our program are impacting the lives of our veterans and their families in significant ways.”

The concert will be held on March 25 at 7PM in Lipscomb’s Allen Arena. Tickets can be purchased at Middle Tennessee Daily’s and Twice Daily’s locations, at the Lipscomb University box office, or by calling 615-966-7075.

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