NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A tribute to the late Charlie Daniels is set for 2021 at Bridgestone Arena and will now feature artists like Alabama and Ricky Skaggs.
Absolute Publicity Inc. said Friday that next year’s "Volunteer Jam" will go on as scheduled but will now be a tribute to Daniels, who died earlier this month at age 83.
The "2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels" will take place on February 22 at 7 p.m. Alabama, Ricky Skaggs, Old Crow Medicine Show, Junior Brown and Cece Winans have been added to the previously announced lineup.
Absolute Publicity also said Daniels' wife of 55 years, Hazel, believes he would be “thrilled.”
“I am forever grateful for all of the love and support Charlie Jr. and I have received since Charlie’s passing," says Hazel. "Charlie would be excited and extremely proud that his Volunteer Jam would continue. I want to express my sincere thanks to the artists paying tribute to Charlie.”
Other artists scheduled to perform include: The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', The Outlaws, 38 Special, 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.
Daniels' longtime band, The Charlie Daniels Band, will also perform. Click here for ticket information.