Charlie Daniels & Friends: Volunteer Jam 1 – 1974 – The Legend Begins Available August 26, 2022; Pre-Order Now HERE

Nashville, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) — On October 4, 1974, country and southern rock icon Charlie Daniels held the first Volunteer Jam at the War Memorial Auditorium in NashvilleTennessee. Now, nearly 50 years later, the complete performance from that evening will see the light of day for the very first time. Charlie Daniels & Friends: Volunteer Jam 1 – 1974 – The Legend Begins drops on August 262022, via Blue Hat Records andBFD / Audium Nashville.

The 12-track album includes live performances from The Charlie Daniels Band with special guests or “volunteer” musicians Toy Caldwell and Paul Riddle of The Marshall Tucker BandThe Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts, and Jamie Nichol. The previously unreleased project includes “Tennessee Waltz,” “Whiskey,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Caballo Diablo,” “Jambalaya,” “The South’s Gonna Do It (Again),” and more.

“The Volunteer Jam was a magical evening,” says Daniels’ longtime manager and Blue Hat Records president David Corlew. “There was no other event like it. There has never been and will never be. This is the first one. The beginning, where it all started. So let this first Jam be your melodic introduction to a musical legend like no other.”

Pre-order Charlie Daniels & Friends: Volunteer Jam 1 – 1974 – The Legend Begins HERE.

Additionally on August 26, Blue Hat and BFD / Audium Nashville will release a special vinyl edition of Charlie Daniels & Friends — Duets, exclusive to Walmart stores. Originally released last July, the nineteen-track album features Daniels dueting with Dolly PartonBrooks & DunnDarius Rucker, Travis TrittVince GillBrad PaisleyBrenda LeeGretchen Wilson and more. Pre-order HERE.

Charlie Daniels & Friends: Volunteer Jam 1 – 1974 – The Legend Begins Track Listing:

1. Tennessee Waltz
2. Whiskey
3. Way Down Yonder
4. Long Haired Country Boy
5. New York City, King Size Rosewood Bed
6. Caballo Diablo
7. Jambalaya
8. Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
9. No Place To Go
10. The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)
11. Orange Blossom Special
12. Don’t You Lie to Me

~Originally recorded by Johnny Rosen / Fanta Sound / Nashville, Tennessee

~Recorded live at the War Memorial Auditorium, October 4, 1974

~Remix and mastering Casey Wood

~Produced by Charlie Daniels and David Corlew

~Compilation producers: David Corlew / Bob Frank / Charlie Daniels Jr.

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.

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About Bob Frank Entertainment

Bob Frank Distribution (BFD) was formed in 2012 as a boutique independent music distributor with a global sub-distribution arrangement with The Orchard. BFD currently represents over fifty labels and artists with thousands of masters including earMUSIC, Charly, Absolute, Righteous Babe, Astor Place Recordings, Once Upon A Time, Node Records, Cleveland International Records, Peak Records, Woodward Avenue Records, The Atlantic Screen Group (Filmtrax), REMT, Bad Dog/PRA Records, UFO, as well as artist owned labels and catalogs including Charlie Daniels Blue Hat Records, Crystal Gayle, Dale Watson, Dave Davies, Anthony Gomes, Mark Collie, Darryl Worley, Lee Roy Parnell, Trini Lopez and many others. 

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