"Before we all continue on with our hectic lives, 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," Longever said.
The proceeds raised were due to the effort of Charlie Daniels, who brought his 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam back to Tennessee in order to give back to the military. “It was good to see an old Tennessee Tradition come back to life, all for this great cause,” Daniels said.
Daniels' long-time manager and co-founder of The Journey Home Project, David Corlew, added, "We owe our great gratitude to Butch Spyridon, president/CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, the Bridgestone Arena, The Predators Foundation, the music industry, all of our sponsors, and most importantly — our great community — who all came together for a common purpose. We hope this event can continue for years to come and become the premiere event for our great city to display pride and patriotism for our U.S. military and all who have served."
Artists who participated in the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on August 12, 2015, include: The Charlie Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, Blackberry, Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall, Tucker Yochim, Jeannie Seely, Eric Church, Billy Crain, Natalie Stovall, Jamey Johnson and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.
The event was made possible by sponsors like Henry Repeating Arms, Remington, Copperweld and Military Systems. It was hosted by Storme Warren and Sean Hannity, presented by Copperweld, and produced by David Corlew & Associates in association with Outback Concerts.95.5 NASH Icon and WSM-AM served as the official radio partners.
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