Charlie Daniels raises more than $150K for MTSU's Daniels Center

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 12:57:04-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Charlie Daniels' Journey Home Project raised more than $150,000 for the Middle Tennessee State University Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

The second Veteran Impact Celebration on Thursday featured live performances by student veterans as well as several guest speakers including Daniels and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, MTSU Senior Adviser for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives.

Daniels and others presented a $100,000 check to the Daniels Center on behalf of their nonprofit The Journey Home Project.

"Nobody has a bigger heart for the veterans and the folks at the Center," said Daniels. "It's where our veterans can be together. It's state-of-the-art, hands-on, active, it's a wonderful thing. I'd like to see it at all the colleges. There's a lot that goes on there. I'm amazed."

"We are very honored to be a part of the wonderful team that created the Daniels Center," said Daniels' manager David Corlew. "They have accomplished much in the process of reintegration of veterans back into civilian life. Changing veterans' lives is our goal."

The country legend also performed "Long Haired Country Boy," and gospel classic "How Great Thou Art." He was even awarded a Key to the City by Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland.