Charlie Daniels’ co-founded non-profit, The Journey Home Project, hosted their annual dinner at The Palm Restaurant in Nashville on September 13th. The event, emceed by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren, raised over $100,000 with proceeds going to returning veterans and furthering awareness of the issues they face when they return home from serving the United States of America.
The program included American heroes, Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen, Buck Taylor of “Tombstone” and “Gunsmoke” fame, a performance by Ryan Weaver, Marisa Wayne of the John Wayne Foundation, and the man of the hour, celebrating his 80th Birthday, Charlie Daniels. The evening included a renowned live auction, silent auction items, the Palm’s signature Surf & Turf dinner and live entertainment.
“The yearly Journey Home Project at the Palm was, at least for me, the best yet. Raised a lot of money, had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends,” said Charlie Daniels.
“Thanks to our remarkably supportive sponsors, friends and guests, we have set a fundraising record for our organization while having an entertaining and fun evening. The Journey Home Project continues to be able to serve our veterans and returning servicemen and women thanks to the continued support through events like this, Volunteer Jam and more throughout the year,” said Mercedez Longever, The Journey Home Project Board Member.
2016 has been and continues to be one of the biggest years in Charlie Daniels career. The year began with an announcement that he would be in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 alongside Randy Travis and Fred Foster, the Charlie Daniels’ Band played on one of country music’s biggest stages, Nissan Stadium at CMA Festival, in June and just last week, an exhibition was announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum featuring artifacts from Daniels life and career. To top it all off, the southern rock legend will turn 80 years old on October 28 followed by a celebration of his birthday with friends Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Larry the Cable Guy, Travis Tritt and more at Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30. Rounding out the year, Daniels’ will have played over 100 shows in just 365 days, an astounding accomplishment at any age.