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CDB's gonna do it again - in Nashville

Friday, December 19, 2014 – The Charlie Daniels Band's Volunteer Jam is coming home to Nashville for its 40th anniversary.

In addition to The Charlie Daniels Band, the Aug. 12 show event will bring a slew of special guests to Bridgestone Arena, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. central at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices will be $500 VIP / $40 / $17.68

Profits from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project, a non-profit Daniels co-founded to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and The Predators Foundation, which is devoted to funneling the excitement of professional sports towards the needs of this community.

"We never had any idea how big it would become," Daniels said. "We thought it was a hometown thing. We never realized it would become an international event."

"I hope to see more Nashville Volunteer Jams in the future. I'm very very excited to continue the Jam tradition 40 years later. "Ain't it good to be alive and be in Tennessee."

The event began in 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as a way of celebrating their first hometown sellout concert. The CDB invited numerous friends to stop by. The list included members of the Marshall Tucker Band and The Allman Brothers Band. Recordings from this Jam are included on the CDB's "Fire On The Mountain" LP.

Volunteer Jam II (1975) took place at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn. With 13,000 people on hand, the evening was documented in "Volunteer Jam," the first Southern rock motion picture. The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts and Chuck Leavell of The Allman Brothers Band, and Dru Lombar of Grinderswitch played with CDB. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, Hee Haw regular Roni Stoneman, sessionmen Jamie Nichol and Karl Himmel, along with Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Billy Joe Shaver were also among the performers.

Volunteer Jam III moved to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1976 where the CDB's homecoming concert continued annually until 1985.

Vol Jams took place at Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville from 1986 to 1992

Volunteer Jam XVI was the last of the official Vol Jam concerts held on Oct. 28, 1996 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The first ever acoustic Volunteer Jam, commemorated Daniels' 60th birthday. David Ball, John Berry, Tracy Byrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Victoria Shaw, Jimmy Hall and Lorrie Morgan all performed.

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