Charlie Daniels will follow one of the biggest years of his career with the fall release of his memoir Never Look At the Empty Seats. The book lands Oct. 24 days before his 81st birthday.
The manuscript will detail his rise to prominence from a post-Depression era childhood to becoming a Grammy winner, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Along with rare personal photographs, Daniels will share inside stories spanning his nearly 60-year career and offer advice for those interested in careers in music.
Never Look At the Empty Seats is his first memoir following his collection of short stories The Devil Went Down to Georgia and 2007’s Growing Up Country, which was his book of essays from 59 country celebrity figures on the appeal of rural life.
Daniels, Randy Travis and Fred Foster were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last fall. His latest album Night Hawk was released in Aug. 2016.