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Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith and More Join Operation Teddy Bear

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Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears.  Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at or  To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

“As our men and women in uniform are deployed all over the world, let us not forget our freedom, for it is because of them, past, present, and future that we can live free,” says Operation Troop Aid executive director Mark Woods.  “What better way to express our FREEDOM than to reach out to the ones that provide it. Please help us as we let them know they are NOT FORGOTTEN.”

Woods, who was often a coordinator of onboard entertainment, was deployed during the horrific attacks of 9/11 and watched with his shipmates as the second plane hit the World Trade Center.  Following the attack, Woods was assigned and worked as the assistant coordinator to the Garth Brooks onboard concert, which became a national television special.  The experience was extremely enlightening and inspired Woods to begin Operation Troop Aid, which utilizes music and entertainment to raise funds for charitable military support.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels.  Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them.  Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

Luke Bryan Surprises Charlie Daniels on Stage

Luke Bryan & Charlie Daniels

Legendary musician Charlie Daniels hosted a special free concert in a packed Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University campus Tuesday night, March 25th as part of the Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event.

Performances by the Charlie Daniels Band along with Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, The Grascals, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the American Hitmen were part of the program to celebrate military veterans and raise funds and bring greater awareness of the national Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program and to raise awareness of and funds for veterans scholarships at Lipscomb University. Members of the military and their families were guests of the events corporate sponsors. Proceeds from the event benefitted Lipscomb University’s Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes Fund.

To the delight of attendees, two additional artists made appearances. Lee Greenwood took the stage early in the evening with a performance of his anthem-hit, “God Bless the USA.” Reeling from the all-star performances, the crowd erupted as ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Luke Bryan took the stage.

“The sacrifices these veterans and their families have made help keep our country free,” stated Bryan. “We should take care of them in whatever ways that we can, and that includes a good college education.”

The event, sponsored by Copperweld, Humana, Grand Avenue, Twice Daily, Clear Channel, Shofner Vision Center, Lipscomb, Glover Group Entertainment, and produced by David Corlew & Associates was streamed live worldwide by Blue Scout Media and will also be broadcast to all US military bases in coming weeks by the Pentagon Channel and Armed Forces TV. To view the show or for further information, please visit:

“This show just gets bigger every year as the Nashville community continues to show how much they love and support our military,” beamed Daniels.

Daniels launched the event in March 2010. Each year, up to ten veteran students receive the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes, which benefits veterans who do not qualify for Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program that 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 an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event,” said Black, a popular Country music artist for more than three decades. “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.”

Charlie Daniels Band to Launch ‘Off the Grid’ Tour

The Charlie Daniels Band

The legendary Charlie Daniels Band kick off their “Off the Grid Tour” in March in support of their first new studio album since 2007, Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan. The CDB will perform nearly 100 concerts this year including performances on the Grand Ole Opry.

“Having new material to play on the live show is like pouring a little hot sauce on your morning eggs, just adds a little extra zest to the set,” says Charlie Daniels.

“Charlie is having his best year since 2006 with 85 confirmed dates and on the path for well over 100 shows this year,” adds APA Sr. Vice President Steve Hauser.

CDB Tour dates
03-25 Nashville, TN – Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes Concert – Lipscomb University
03-28 Easton, PA – State Theatre Center for the Arts
03-29 Peekskill, NY – Paramount Hudson Valley
04-04 Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino
04-05 Reklaw, TX – Lake Striker Marina
04-10 Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman
04-12 Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
04-19 Altoona, IA – Meadows Events & Conference Center
04-25 Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Country Music Festival – Main Stage
04-26 Spring, TX – Texas Crawfish & Music Festvial
04-27 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival
05-02 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee River Jam Festival – Main Stage
05-03 Winchester, TN – Dogwood Festival
05-16 Pharr, TX – Pharr Events Center
05-17 Rockwall, TX – Rockwall Founders Day
05-20 Nashville, TN – Jason Foundation Golf Tournament
05-24 Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Volunteer Jam
05-29 Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre
05-30 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun
05-31 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
06-01 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
06-07 De Queen, AR – Cossatot Amphitheatre
06-13 N. Lawrence, OH – The Country Fest
06-14 Big Flats, NY – The Summer Stage at Tag’s
06-15 Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
06-20 Cullman, AL – Rock The South – Cullman Heritage Park
06-21 Pinnacle, NC – Jomeokee Music Campground
06-27 St. Cloud, MN – Liberty Savings Bank Block Party
06-29 Cadott, WI – Country Fest
07-03 Caruthersville, MO – Lady Luck Casino
07-04 Sparta, IL – Sparta 175 Celebration & Lonestar Rodeo
07-05 Eldon, MO – Shawnee Bluff Vineyard
07-11 Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
07-12 Craven, SK – Craven Country Jamboree
07-17 Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana
07-18 Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
07-19 Forsyth, MT – Rosebud-Treasure County
07-23 Vernal, UT – Uintah County Fair – Western Park Amphitheater
07-25 Guthrie, IA – Guthrie’s River Ruckus
07-26 Union Grove, WI – Racine County Fair – Grandstand
08-01 Truro, NS Credit Union Arena
08-02 Shediac, NB – Arena Parking Lot
08-03 Tracadie, NB – Downtown City Field
08-08 Rainbow City, AL – Center Stage
08-09 Fayetteville, GA – Southern Ground Amphitheatre
08-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Franklin Graham Festival – Consul Energy Center
08-21 Bartlett, TN – Bartlett Performing Arts Center
08-22 Blue Ash, OH – 2014 Taste of Blue Ash Festival
08-23 Frankfort, KY – Frankfort Convention Center
08-26 Monroe, WA – Evergreen State Fair
08-27 Walla Walla, WA – Walla Walla Frontier Days
08-28 Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair
08-29 Minden, NV Carson Valley Inn – Valley Sky Theatre
09-05 Rocky Mount, ND – Harley Davidson Dealership
09-06 Mechanicsville, MD – Summerseat Farm
09-11 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Fair
09-13 Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
09-14 Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
09-19 Stafford, TX Redneck Country Club
09-20 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Fair
10-03 Chicago, IL – Joe’s Bar
10-09 Cumming, GA – Cumming County Fair and Festival
10-17 Austin, TX – One World Theatre
10-18 Bossier City, LA – Diamond Jack’s Casino
10-23 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10-24 Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
11-07 Branson, MO – Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11-08 Springfield, IL – Boondocks
11-15 Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort & Spa
11-21 St. Louis, MO – River City Casino
11-22 Hinton, OK – Sugar Creek Casino Event Center
12-12 Las Vegas, NV – The Orleans Hotel & Casino
12-13 Las Vegas, NV – The Orleans Hotel & Casino

Before traveling distances to enjoy the shows, please check with the venues for ticket and on-sale information.

Off The Grid will be released Apr. 1, 2014, on Blue Hat Records in association with MRI and distributed by RED.

Dan Rather To Guest Announce On the Grand Ole Opry TONIGHT

Dan Rather

The Grand Ole Opry is set to welcome legendary American newsman Dan Rather as a special guest announcer this Friday, March 21. The Opry’s guest announcer series continues as part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry House which kicked off last weekend. Among the artists joining Rather on Friday’s show are Charlie Daniels, The Grascals, Kathy Mattea, and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Rather may be the best-known journalist in the world.  For more than 60 years, the legendary Texas newsman has covered virtually every major event across the globe and he continues to report and investigate stories for AXS-TV, where he is the managing editor of “Dan Rather Reports” and “The Big Interview.”

Among those coming soon to the Opry are The Band Perry, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, and Patty Loveless. Storme Warren, host on SiriusXM and “Headline Country” on GAC-TV, is scheduled to guest announce Saturday, March 29.

“Opry Country Classics” Returns To Ryman Auditorium

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The unforgettable songs that helped transform Nashville into Music City are set to return to the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during the sixth year of Opry Country Classics Thursdays March 27 – May 22. Grammy®-winner Larry Gatlin returns as host of the nine-show run.

Each of the popular Opry Country Classics shows will feature Gatlin, a number of special guests, and a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits. Spotlight Artists scheduled for the spring include Marty Stuart (March 27), Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis (April 3), Charlie Daniels Band (April 10), Oak Ridge Boys (April 17), and Craig Morgan (May 22).

Opry Country Classics tickets as well as money-saving ticket combos including admission to both Thursday night Opry Country Classics shows and Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday Grand Ole Opry shows are available by visiting or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.

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