Image Courtesy of Webster PRCharlie Daniels‘ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam charity concert, which was held August 12 at the Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, was a big success. The star-studded event raised more than $300,000, according to Mercedez Longever, the managing director of the show’s main beneficiary, The Journey Home Project.

Daniels and his manager, David Corlew, co-founded The Journey Home Project, which helps to support veterans and their families by providing aid for health care, education and career opportunities.

As previously reported, Lynyrd Skynyrd was a surprise performer at the 2015 Volunteer Jam, closing out the concert with a set of its classic songs with some help from Daniels. Charlie, of course, also played with his own group, while the long list of other artists who hit the stage included Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, Blackberry Smoke, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Church and Jamey Johnson.

This year’s event was the first official one-off Volunteer Jam concert to be held in Nashville since 1996. Daniels says of the show, “It was good to see an old Tennessee tradition come back to life, all for this great cause.”

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