Some of the biggest names in country and rock will honor Charlie Daniels at the Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie. The all-star concert event is set for March 7, 2018 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—January 9th–Country and gospel music icons the Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys recently joined together for a special LIVE recording of classic hits and timeless gospel favorites. The three GRAMMY®, CMA, ACM and GMA DOVE Award-winning artists reflected on their gospel music roots and influences, performed some of their most popular songs and combined harmonies for numerous once-in-a-lifetime collaborations.
Someone called Wanda Jackson the Queen of Rockabilly a while back and the tag stuck, probably because she earned it.
From the evidence in Jackson’s new autobiography, though, it might be more accurate to call her a Pioneer of Americana.
Every Night Is Saturday Night (BMG. $24.95), written with music journalist Scott B. Bomar, takes the reader on Jackson’s ride through a half dozen major styles of popular American music over the last 60 years.
Besides rockabilly, she recorded classic country, modern country, blues, folk, gospel and pop. It’s an odyssey that served her well artistically and yet often seemed to thwart her chances for greater commercial success.
Rolling Stone reports that legendary country music singer Charlie Daniel’s has added talent to the roster for the 2018 Volunteer Jam.
The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.