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Daniels welcomes Vassar, Sawyer Brown to holiday show

Friday, July 29, 2011 – For the 10th Anniversary of the Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids , Phil Vassar and Sawyer Brown will join him on Monday, Nov. 21 at the Ryman.

Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for more than 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give more than 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.

The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, lunch, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at College Heights Baptist Church. The tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tenn. Walmart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150 to spend on anything they want.

Tickets for the concert are available through Christmas 4 Kids online at www.Christmas4kids.org, beginning Sept. 15.

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