Nashville, TN – This week, the legendary Charlie Daniels hosted the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event; a special free concert to support Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. Daniels was joined by a chart-topping lineup of entertainment industry friends including Jason Aldean, Lee Greenwood, Chris Young and the multi-award winning Bluegrass band, The Grascals, making their fourth consecutive appearance at the annual event.
“We’re always ready to step up and support our active military and veterans,” explained Jamie Johnson of The Grascals. “We’re so proud to call Charlie Daniels a friend and to join him in support of the people who serve far away so that we can all pursue our lives in security here at home.”
Daniels, an avid supporter of the military, expressed pleasure with the evening and the community support.
“We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar,” said Daniels. “This shouldn’t be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesn’t.”
Terry Eldredge is even more effusive, saying of his friend, “I believe Charlie Daniels is Santa Claus, I really do. He is always giving.”
Also appearing, military veteran and country music artist, Keni Thomas, and the Christian Rock band, Bleach, whose members lost a brother in Iraq. The event included a presentation by Mary Byers, President of Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization of mothers who have lost sons or daughters who were in military service.
Pictured (L-R) Jamie Johnson, Jeremy Abshire, Danny Roberts, Charlie Daniels, Terry Eldredge and Aaron McDaris (of Rhonda Vincent’s The Rage, filling in for Kristin Scott Benson.) PHOTO BY GORDY COLLINS