Charlie Daniels‘ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam brought in over $300,000 to help support members of military and their families who are dealing with the mental and physical aftereffects of war.
The proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Journey Home Project, which supports programs that help U.S. veterans, military members and their families cope with the effects of combat.
“Before we all continue on with our hectic lives, “Mercedez Longever, managing director of the Journey Home Project, said in a statement, “it’s important to stop and reflect on the fact that freedom is not free. We are so grateful to Charlie Daniels, his team, all of the phenomenal artists who donated their time and talent, and fans who came out to support The Journey Home Project.”
Daniels was joined onstage by a star-studded roster of artists, including Eric Church, Alabama, Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others.
After being held in various locations over the years, Daniels brought the event back to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a sold-out show Aug. 12.
“It was good to see an old Tennessee Tradition come back to life,” he said, “all for this great cause.”