The Charlie Daniels Band
About The Show
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award and Grammy Award winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tried his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind. His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp”and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. Whether performing in the hit 80s movie Urban Cowboy, singing on Easter Sunday at his local church or leading an all-star cast at one of his famed Volunteer Jams, Charlie exudes joy whenever he steps on stage and he’s always been quick to provide a platform for other artists to shine.
Charlie Daniels Band will be joined by Jason Cassidy. To some, Jason Cassidy's name and face is still unfamiliar, but with two #1's and 4 top 10's in Texas, 2 Billboard charting singles and a #1 CMT Pure 12 pack video that held it's spot for 5 consecutive weeks. The unfamiliar is steadily becoming more familiar to the eyes and ears. With a band and a live show that are a force to be reckoned with, Jason is slowly but surely making his name and putting his stamp on country music in the the southern region and spreading across the nation. With a loyal following of dedicated fans for not only his music and his live show, his family values and down to earth personality are contagious.
Upon meeting Jason , you instantly feel like your kicking back with an old friend. With insight that often takes a lifetime to develop, Cassidy’s values shine through in his music allowing the listener to find a little piece of themselves in every song. For an artist who prides himself on writing from his own life experiences, his honest telling of trials, tribulations, heartaches and blessings and his sincere delivery of song is his path to making lifelong fans. Cassidy plays “real” country music reminiscent of George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones and, if this latest Top 10 is any indication, Waylon Jennings.
One listen to Cassidy's song, “Blame it On Waylon” (written by Josh Thompson, Rhett Akins), and it’s easy to see that he is more determined than ever to “keep it country.” Steeped in the lore and outlaw legend that surrounds the late, great Waylon Jennings, Cassidy is armed and ready to take back country music and return it to all those who believe in the neo-traditionalist movement and its outlaw ways.