Stars Pack 40th Annual Volunteer Jam

Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:39:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thousands of people packed into Bridgestone Arena for Charlie Daniels' annual charity Volunteer Jam Wednesday night.

This was the 40th anniversary of the Volunteer Jam.

All of the money raised from the concert goes to benefit the Predator's Foundation and veterans support group The Journey Home.

Daniels said the lineup fills up faster than ever now, including with artists who are veterans themselves, like Craig Morgan.

"I was flabbergasted," Daniels said before taking the stage. "We got probably the biggest show we've ever had tonight."

Craig Morgan was in the Army for 17 years.

"It's still very weird for me to be on this side," he said. "But it also gives me great joy and I'm humbled by the fact that I'm able to support this many men and women."

The Volunteer Jam started in 1974 as a one-time radio broadcast at Municipal Auditorium. Daniels said popular demand has kept it coming back every year since.