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Charlie Daniels Celebrates Musical Freedom and Heritage at 40th Anniversary of Volunteer Jam

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Since the first Volunteer Jam with Charlie Daniels in 1974, a few things have changed, but one thing has remained: celebrating the generous spirit of southern rock – with a few surprises.

“Ain’t it good to be alive, and to be in Tennessee?” – Charlie Daniels

This year’s special event raised more than $200,000 for the Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Charlie Daniels to connect donors with veterans organizations. Proceeds will also benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
The almost 5-hour-long concert was a “who’s who” of legendary musical artists. Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys quipped, “We’ve got more acts tonight than are running for president!”

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Craig Morgan noted that the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam “is a piece of history.” Surprise guests included Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackberry Smoke, and Jamey Johnson, who were in addition to the guests already on the bill: Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, and Montgomery Gentry.

Lee Greenwood, known for the patriotic classic “God Bless the USA,” kicked off the show and set the tone for the night. Greenwood described Charlie Daniels as not only a “big brother” figure, but also as “a perfect lesson in how to live.” Numerous other artists echoed those sentiments throughout the night, revering Daniels’ musical talents and warm spirit.
But when it comes down to defining the music, it’s all about the spirit and authenticity.

Blackberry Smoke describes southern rock as “musical freedom,” while Ted Nugent talked about how he loves the “attitude and spirit” of the music. Billy Dean brought the discussion to contemporary country music, and how he feels that acts like Florida-Georgia Line are unjustly criticized for making music that is authentic to who they are.

In addition to the music, the main message of the event was about supporting veterans when they transition back to civilian life. Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity co-hosted the event alongside SiriusXM “The Highway” host Storme Warren. Throughout the night, they recognized military servicemen and women, including two Benghazi survivors, whose story will be portrayed in an upcoming movie called “13 Hours – Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” The title sponsor of the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, Henry Repeating Arms, presented a $200,000 check on stage to The Journey Home Project.

For more information about how you can get involved with the non-profit, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

Colt Ford Releases “Cut ‘Em All” Video With a Very Special Guest

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Colt Ford just released his music video for “Cut ‘Em All” with Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson off his fifth album Thanks for Listening via Average Joes Entertainment Label.

The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping Declaration of Independence, which remained on the Billboard Country Album chart for more than 58 weeks, Thanks for Listening features collaborations with such pals as Keith Urban (“She’s Like”), Duck Dynasty’s Boss Hog, Willie Robertson (“Cut ‘Em All”), Jerrod Niemann (“Crickets”), Randy Houser (“Washed in the Mud”), Justin Moore (“Farm Life”), Chase Rice (the first single, “The High Life”), Lee Brice (“Sip It Slow”), Walker Hayes (“Dirty Side”) and Daniel Lee (the title track). Colt Ford will next be seen sharing the bill with Toby Keith on his “Shut Up and Hold On” summer tour.

Colt Ford Makes Motion Picture Debut in Joe Dirt 2

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Performing his song, “Diggin,” Colt Ford makes his major motion picture performance debut in JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER – the first-ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture which premieres on Crackle, the streaming television network, July 16, 2015. Hollywood insiders got a sneak peek of the film at the Los Angeles, California World Premiere June 24 at Sony Pictures Studios.

“When David Spade reached out about performing, “Diggin’,” in the sequel, I was stoked, “ commented Ford. “The original JOE DIRT is hilarious, and is still one of my favorites. I’m a big fan of David Spade.”

In this sequel to the 2001 cult favorite, David Spade (“Rules of Engagement”) returns as the mullet-wearing, rock and roll loving, down on his luck white-trash-hero who embarks on another epic journey, this time through the recent past, the heartland of America – and his own mind – to get back to his loved ones. Joe Dirt Actor David Spade and Colt Ford is back with a vengeance, and a mop. David Spade reprises his role alongside Oscar winner Christopher Walken (WEDDING CRASHERS), Brittany Daniel (“The Game”), Dennis Miller, Adam Beach (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS). Patrick Warburton (“Rules of Engagement”), Mark McGrath (SHARKNADO 2), Charlotte McKinney (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Kevin Farley also star in the sequel.

 

Colt Ford & the Pete Scobell Band “Answer To No One” Celebrating Rick Perry’s Presidential Announcement

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Colt Ford and the Pete Scobell Band have joined forces on a special version of “Answer To No One” to celebrate former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign announcement made on Thursday, June 4. Originally released on Ford’s No. 1 album Declaration of Independence, “Answer To No One” is an anthem for hard-working Americans who thrive on challenges and never settle for mediocrity. The new collaboration from Ford and Scobell, “Answer To No One 2016 Campaign Version,” will be available for download on iTunes soon.

“I first met Pete while working with our mutual friend, US Navy Seal (Ret.) Marcus Luttrell, and The Lone Survivor Foundation on a project with another song of mine, ‘Workin’ On,’” said Ford. “He asked if I thought it was a good idea to rework “Answer To No One” for Governor Perry and his campaign and I immediately agreed.”

Added Scobell, “Colt and I share many of the same values and a deep love for our country, so teaming up with him to record a special version of this song in support of Governor Perry’s campaign seemed like a no-brainer. It’s a great way to blend our mutual passions for music and for patriotism and share that with our fans and fellow Americans.”

Get more information at www.coltford.com

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