Gordon W. Shelton Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Celebrate Virginia After Hours announced that The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at the Marks and Harrison Amphitheater in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, August 12 at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are on-sale at celebratevirginiaafterhours.com.
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior now at the age of 80, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys. After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer.
His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten Uneasy Rider. Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as Long Haired Country Boy, The South’s Gonna Do It Again, In America, The Legend of Wooley Swamp and of course, his signature song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.
An astute businessman as well as talented musician, Charlie launched Blue Hat Records in 1997 with his longtime personal manager David Corlew. Over the past 19 years, the label has released such memorable albums as Blues Hat, Tailgate Party, Road Dogs, Fiddle Fire: 25 Years of the Charlie Daniels Band and his first bluegrass album 2005’s Songs From the LongLeaf Pines and 2007’s album Deuces, featuring duets with Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Bonnie Bramlett, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, and Darius Rucker.
There’s no sign of Charlie Daniels slowing down. This past August, he released Night Hawk. Charlie has never fit into any certain label, purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own. This album stays true to that tradition with a unique spin on cowboy songs both well known and uncovered from through the years.
Over the course of his career, Charlie Daniels has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He has also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Just a few months ago, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, during a star-studded ceremony.