Nashville, Tenn. (June 17, 2021) — Walmart is helping pay tribute to the late Charlie Daniels by exclusively carrying an upcoming collaborative album that features the Country Music Hall of Fame member dueting with some of the biggest stars in country music, bluegrass, and southern rock. The physical edition of Charlie Daniels & Friends – Duets(via Blue Hat Records & BFD / Audium Nashville) will be available for purchase in all Walmart stores and walmart.com on Friday, July 16.
“It goes without saying that it’s been a rough year for my mom and I, our CDB family and dad’s fans,” says Daniels’ son, Charlie Daniels Jr. “But his music will live on forever, and we’re happy that this Duets collection will add to his legacy.”
The nineteen-track compilation features Daniels singing and pickin’ with a slew of top-notch stars including Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Gretchen Wilson, Marty Stuart, and more.
The album includes several of Daniels’ biggest songs such as “Long Haired Country Boy” (w/ Brooks & Dunn, as well as an additional version w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry), “The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)” (w/ Keith Urban on guitar), “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye” (w/ Montgomery Gentry), and “Waco” (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony), as well as classic tunes like “Jackson” (w/ Gretchen Wilson), “Let It Be Me” (w/ Brenda Lee), and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (w/ Vince Gill).
“The process of putting this project together was a wonderful time of reflection and it became an overwhelming reminder of how great these tracks are,” explains Blue Hat Records president and Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew. “The best of the best joined Charlie in sharing musical styles and great songs. Thanks to all who participated in honoring Charlie.”
Pre-orders are available now at walmart.com.
The life and career of Daniels will be honored at the upcoming 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels, set to take place on August18 at Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are available for purchase now via ticketmaster.com. Click herefor the full artist lineup.
Charlie Daniels & Friends – Duets Track Listing:
- What’d I Say (w/ Travis Tritt)
- Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours (w/ Bonnie Bramlett)
- Jackson (w/ Gretchen Wilson)
- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Vince Gill)
- Maggie’s Farm (w/ Earl, Gary and Randy Scruggs)
- Daddy’s Old Fiddle (w/ Dolly Parton)
- Like A Rolling Stone (w/ Darius Rucker)
- Evangeline (w/ The Del McCoury Band)
- Let It Be Me (w/ Brenda Lee)
- Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Brooks & Dunn)
- God Save Us All From Religion (w/ Marty Stuart)
- Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye (w/ Montgomery Gentry)
- Jammin’ For Stevie (w/ Brad Paisley)
- Waco (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony vocals)
- The South’s Gonna Do It (Again) (w/ Keith Urban on guitar)
- All Night Long (w/ Montgomery Gentry)
- Texas (w/ Ray Benson and Lee Roy Parnell)
- Southern Boy (w/ Travis Tritt)
- Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry)
*Review copies available upon request
About Charlie Daniels
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than the late Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that were close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020. He was 83.
For more information, visit charliedaniels.com.
About Bob Frank Distribution (BFD)
Bob Frank Distribution (BFD) was formed in 2013 as a boutique independent music distributor with a global sub-distribution arrangement with the Orchard. BFD currently represents over 50 labels and artists with thousands of masters including earMUSIC, Charly, Absolute, Righteous Babe, BlueHat / Charlie Daniels masters, Astor Place Recordings, Big Deal Records, Once Upon A Time Music, Node Records, Cleveland International Records, Peak Records, Woodward Avenue Records, The Atlantic Screen Group (Filmtrax), REMT, PRA/Bad Dog, and UFO, as well as artist owned labels and catalogs including Crystal Gayle, Dale Watson, Dave Davies, Anthony Gomes, Mark Collie, Darryl Worley, Lee Roy Parnell, Trini Lopez and many others.
Visit more information, visit bobfrankent.com.
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