The annual Charlie Daniels Birthday Volunteer Jam is always a rewarding event. This year’s 80th Birthday Party went up a big notch as the legend was awarded the first-ever Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award. The event was held last night at the Bridgestone Arena. Surprise guests country icon Randy Travis, General Keith Huber and Rare Country’s Hunter Kelly presented the award to Charlie during the Jam, honoring his commitment to veterans via “The Journey Home Project.”
Just prior to Charlie’s set, this Rare Country video representing Charlie’s heroic work garnered a standing ovation from a crowd of over 15,000+ fans. Earlier that same evening, Rare Country hosted a private VIP Pre-Jam party at the Bridgestone Arena, which featured acoustic performances by Kellie Pickler, Mark Collie and Ryan Weaver, with a special appearance by Purple Heart recipient and Army veteran BT Urruela.
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A well-deserved award for Charlie Daniels whose heart is so big I am not sure how it holds all the joy it encases. Congrats Mr. Daniels.