Volunteer Jam, the annual multi-artist live staple founded by the late Charlie Daniels Band, has been rescheduled again to this coming August, with the addition of some new artists to the bill.
The event, originally planned for September 15, was moved to February 22, in a move welcomed by Daniels before his death on July 6. Organizers kept the February date in place as a tribute to its founding artist, but have now been forced to move it again to August 18. It will be known as the 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels.
The 21st edition of the live extravaganza will feature an appearance by country hero Randy Travis, and additional performances by Chris Young, Lorrie Morgan, Exile, contemporary Christian star Michael W. Smith and up-and-coming country artist Anthony Castagna.
Already on the bill alongside the Charlie Daniels Band are the Marshall Tucker Band, Alabama, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Cece Winans, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, 38 Special, Junior Brown, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Rhett Akins, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League, and comedian Dusty Slay.
The Charlie Daniels Band’s manager and promoter David Corlew says: “As much as we are disappointed that we have to move the Volunteer Jam, we appreciate the fans sticking with us. We want to make sure everyone stays safe.”
Outback Presents director of production David Lower notes: “It is such an honor to be part of such an amazing project in our great city of Nashville, showcasing not only wonderful country music but more importantly, celebrating the lifelong vision of a man like Charlie Daniels.
“He was one of the largest personalities in country music, and used his voice to not only to bring country artists together spreading great music around the world, but also to champion so many great humanitarian causes during his lifetime – especially the military and its selfless members who often are neglected and forgotten when they come back from their time serving. I look forward to being part of the great tradition of the Volunteer Jam this year, and hopefully into the future.”