Charlie Daniels Brings In Big Bucks for Journey Home Project

Recent Volunteer Jam Raises More Than $300,000 for Veterans, Troops and Their Families

He plays a mean fiddle, but Charlie Daniels himself is anything but mean. In fact, the “Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer and master fiddler is more like an angel in disguise.

Daniels’ Volunteer Jam is a massive night of music that benefits charities.

And this year, he had a lot to donate when the recent 40th anniversary of the event brought in a staggering $300,000 for the Journey Home Project, which supports U.S. veterans, troops and their families.

This year’s show also brought in some pretty high-profile guests, including Eric Church, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wynonna, Jamey Johnson, the Oak Ridge Boys and many others.

It was the first time Daniels had hosted his Volunteer Jam in Nashville in almost 20 years.

“It was good to see an old Tennessee tradition come back to life — all for this great cause,” Daniels says.

Indeed, it is a great cause. And Daniels is one of Nashville’s genuine treasures.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.