SOUTHERN ROCK ICONS LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE VOLUNTEER JAM

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:15am

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Lynyrd Skynyrd will make a triumphant return to the Volunteer Jam stage once again. This will be the iconic southern rock band’s sole Nashville performance before embarking on their final, two-year 2018 Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM starting in May. The lineup for the star-studded event includes Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band, ALABAMA, Alison Krauss, Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Chris Young, Chuck Leavell, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Travis Tritt.
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels have a long-lasting friendship of nearly four decades, and the band has a special history of performing at the Volunteer Jam. After the tragic 1977 plane crash involving the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band returned to the stage for the first time with Daniels at Volunteer Jam ’79. With songs like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” and “Gimme Three Steps,” and a career spanning more than 40 years, Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their legendary songs back to Volunteer Jam.  
 
Don’t miss this year’s Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute To Charliehosted by Storme Warren. The all-star concert event is at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7 PM CT.
 
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds from 2018’s Volunteer Jam will be donated to The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager David Corlew to help Veterans.
 
“Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. We’re honored that they are joining this extraordinary lineup of artists before they embark on the farewell tour,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents, and executive producer of Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute To Charlie. Wortman is also executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration and Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard.
 
GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band featuring Chuck Leavell at this unforgettable concert event.
 
FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:
VolunteerJamXX.com
#VolunteerJamXX
 

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About Blackbird Presents
Blackbird Presents a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.
 
Blackbird's recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert CelebrationSing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle HaggardThe Life & Songs of Kris KristoffersonImagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday ConcertOutlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon JenningsI'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis StaplesThe Life and Songs of Emmylou HarrisLynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The FansThe Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal's awe-inspiring performance of "Statesboro Blues."
 
Blackbird Presents also produces The Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; The American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.
 
Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com
                                                                        

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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 Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 81, 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.
 
Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys. 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 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.
Visit Charlie Daniels at www.charliedaniels.com