CHARLIE DANIELS NASHVILLE BIRTHDAY BASH TO BENEFIT THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT THE PALM RESTAURANT

charliesunglassCountry Music Superstar Chris Young and Rising Artist Ryan Weaver to Celebrate Charlie Daniels' Birthday, Proceeds Benefit U.S. Military Members and Veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2015) – It's a birthday party invitation like no other – and tickets are still available to salute country star Charlie Daniels for his 79th birthday on Tuesday, October 27 at The Palm Restaurant on 5th Ave S. in downtown Nashville.

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American heroes of the United States military, as well as country superstar Chris Young and rising artist Ryan Weaver, will join hands with the Nashville community to salute Daniels while benefiting The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Daniels co-founded to assist veterans and their families in meeting their financial, educational and healthcare needs as they make their integration back into civilian life.

Daniels, known for hits like "Devil Went Down To Georgia," "Southern Boy," and many others, will be in attendance at the premiere event to meet and greet with guests and provide a one-of-a-kind experience.

A silent auction will also take place for guests to bid on valuable signed merchandise and rare memorabilia, which has been donated to raise supplementary funds for The Journey Home Project.

Country star Chris Young, who has celebrated recent top country hits like "Tomorrow," "Voices" and "I'm Comin' Over," is slated to perform as part of the evening's top-notch entertainment line-up alongside country newcomer Ryan Weaver. Weaver served in the military as Chief Warrant Officer 3 as a Blackhawk Helicopter Aviator and also serves as a national spokesperson for The Journey Home Project. Later in the evening, honorary speaker Lieutenant General (Retired) Keith M. Huber will speak on behalf of veterans and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). As revealed in a press release from Charlie Daniels and The Journey Home Project on Sept. 28, funds from The Journey Home Project will be donated to MTSU in order to assist in the completion of the school's new Veterans and Military Families Center on campus.

Doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT, followed by a signature surf-and-turf dinner fresh from The Palm's kitchen. The official program and live auction will kick off at 8 p.m. CDT.

The event is produced by David Corlew & Associates. Sponsors include The Palm Restaurant, Wondergraphics, Military Systems Group, Horizon Wine & Spirits, Anglin-Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong P.C., Outback Concerts, Copperweld, Remington, Mid South Wire, Rea, APA and William Morris Endeavor. The premiere event will be hosted by celebrity emcee, Storme Warren, known for his roles at SiriusXM's "The Highway" and Great American Country (GAC).

For more information or to purchase tickets to the special birthday event, Charlie Daniels Presents: The Journey Home Project, please contact Paige Dixon at 615-742-3193 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information on The Journey Home Project, please visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Journey Home Project:
The Journey Home Project is a not-for profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by country music legend Charlie Daniels and board members: David Corlew, Ed Hardy and Joe & Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the lives of American patriots. For more information, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

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THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT, CO-FOUNDED BY CHARLIE DANIELS, MAKES $50,000 DONATION TO AID IN THE COMPLETION OF VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILY CENTER AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

mtsuNASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2015) – The Journey Home Project, co-founded by Charlie Daniels, has committed $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University set to open Nov. 5.

The contribution comes from funds raised at the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, which took place on Aug. 12 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Daniels and his long-time manager, David Corlew, co-founded The Journey Home Project as a non-profit organization to assist other not-for-profits to secure funds to benefit veterans.

“Charlie and all of the board of The Journey Home Project are excited about our new partnership with MTSU and the veterans at this incredible university,” Corlew said. “This center will be the resource that will enable young men and women returning home from their service to transition, along with their families, into their lives as civilians,” he added.

Daniels said, “We are anxious to see this center in action, a place where the many needs of our veterans can be dealt with by capable people who care.”

“Charlie Daniels is a great friend of our university and an inspiration to us all for his commitment to our veterans,” said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee. “This support by The Journey Home Project will help us improve the lives of our student-veterans and their precious families.” “The 2,600-square-foot center, located on the first floor of Keathley University Center, will be the largest and most comprehensive post-secondary center for veterans in Tennessee,” said retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU’s senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives. “It will address a number of student needs, including financial aid, navigating veterans benefits and academic advising,” he added.

The center will have distinctive space for discussions, study sessions and will be staffed by fellow student veterans, who will serve as peer advisers and sponsors, according to Huber. There will also be a conference room for video teleconferencing and employer job interviews.

The university named Dr. Hilary Miller, a military spouse and family member, as center director earlier this summer. She will lead an experienced staff alongside U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees Heather Conrad with VetSuccess on Campus and Veteran Affairs Coordinator Ray Howell.

Huber also revealed that a VA mental health counselor will also be in-house to help veteran students and their families cope with post-war traumas, such as post-traumatic stress disorders.

“The new center will encourage and facilitate the success of our veterans as they transition out of uniform into academics, and then into future employment opportunities, as they strive to become leaders in the community much like they were in uniform. It will also help to answer all of their questions and give them a place to go where they’re talking to people with a commonality of background, purpose and focus,” Huber said.

Daniels has had close ties to MTSU for decades. In 1975, the second Volunteer Jam was held at MTSU’s Murphy Center and in 2009, the university presented him with the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award, an honor presented to a businessperson who has demonstrated the best of the spirit of America through significant contributions in government, education, and/or civic and charitable organizations. McPhee surprised Daniels in 2013 with a presentation on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry that formally announced the Charlie Daniels Scholarship at the Murfreesboro university, which was created in the singer’s honor through a $25,000 endowment from the International Entertainment Buyers Association.

For more information on the Veterans and Families Center at MTSU, please visit www.mtsu.edu/military/.

About The Journey Home Project
The Journey Home Project is a not-for profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by country music legend Charlie Daniels and board members: David Corlew, Ed Hardy and Joe & Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the lives of American patriots. For more information, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

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