you think you know the American South
YOU DON'T KNOW DIXIE
Surprising truths about the South's role in U.S. culture and history
come to light in new HISTORY® special premiering Wednesday, August
17 at 9 p.m.
Southerners have a certain style, language and way of life. But what
many people don't know is that America itself was made in the South.
YOU DON'T KNOW DIXIE, a two-hour special premiering Wednesday, August
17 at 9pm ET on HISTORY, journeys to the real South for an informative
and sometimes lighthearted look at its distinctive cultures, characteristics
and influences on our country's history.
In the special, narrated by Charlie Daniels, well-known Southerners
- Jeff Foxworthy, Trace Adkins, Ty Pennington, James Carville, Ricky
Scaggs, Michael Waltrip, Bobby Bowden, Lyrnyrd Skynryd, Herschel Walker,
Al Bell, and others - weigh in on cornerstones of Southern life: barbecue
and moonshine, hunting and fishing, college football and the Grand
YOU DON'T KNOW DIXIE unearths surprises and misconceptions dating
back to the earliest days of American history. For example, the first
Europeans settled in Jamestown, VA in 1607 - 13 years before the Mayflower
landed in Plymouth, MA. And because the South is a multicultural gumbo,
the Southern "twang" varies from region to region and is
a variation of the mother tongue in which at least one Southern accent
still closely adheres to the speech of upper class Londoners.
But while there may be as many different Southern accents as family
fried chicken recipes, people across the South have one thing in common:
self-reliance. From Antebellum reconstruction to the post-Katrina
era, life in Dixie always depended on making do with what was available.
Some products of Southern ingenuity, like air conditioning, shipping
containers and tow trucks, changed the world. Others - think grits
and moonshine - have simply made it a better place.
YOU DON'T KNOW DIXIE is produced for HISTORY by Left/Right Productions.
Mark Hickman, Charlie DeBevoise and M. Blaine Hopkins are Executive
Producers for Left/Right Productions. Executive Producer for HISTORY
is John Verhoff.
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Daniels Concert to Benefit Joplin Victims
Ozark, Mo. . The Charlie Daniels Band in conjunction with LiveCo
and the Lake of the Ozarks Amphitheater announces the Sunday, May
29, concert will benefit the survivors of the Joplin MO. tornado.
Five dollars from every ticket sold at the gate will be donated
to Joplinfs Salvation Army to help in the aid of victims of
last Sundayfs tornado.
In addition, a truck will be at the Charlie Daniel's concert to
accept donations. LiveCo has been working with Maj. Jerold Forney
of the Salvation Army of Joplin to ensure all items donated are
what are needed in the relief effort. Maj. Forney is urging people
to only bring certain items to this collection point:
Personal hygiene products
Water, by the case only
Baby formula, diapers, food and blankets
Latex gloves and work gloves
Batteries and flashlights
First aid kits
Please refrain from bringing clothing and toys at this time.
All active military and reserve personnel will still be permitted
into the concert free of charge with a Military I.D.
In wake of last Sundayfs tragedy, LiveCo is providing a large
80x40 tent for relief effort in Joplin with tables to give volunteers
and families a place to enjoy a meal together. They will also be
sending a team of specialists with experience in large crowd logistics
to assist the Salvation Armyfs efforts in Joplin.
The Salvation Army and LiveCo encourage you to attend the Charlie
Daniels concert which supports the relief work in Joplin. For media
fund-raising, use one or all of the following : 1- 800-salarmy for
telephones. Donors should specify their donation be applied to the
"Joplin Tornado Benefith", or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org
for internet-based donations, and make sure to specify the purpose.
We also have an email account setup for questions and information
Charlie Daniels Band releases LIVE performance from Birmingham,
AL in HD Video.
definition video from The Charlie Daniels Band opening for Widespread
Panic on April 15 is now available for purchase. Click
Wilson County National Day of Prayer Speech Read
DANIELS TALKS ABOUT HIS TROOP SUPPORT EFFORTS ON THE PENTAGON CHANNEL.
Here For Video
DANIELS, WYNONNA, MONTGOMERY GENTRY AND THE GRASCALS SET TO PERFORM
AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY'S 'OPERATION YELLOW RIBBON' EVENT MARCH 29,
2011 Click here for more.
MARTELL FOUNDATION RAISES $1.45 MILLION FOR CANCER AND AIDS RESEARCH
AT 35TH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA Click
here for more.
Daniels Jams With Widespread Panic at Sold Out Nashville Show
Daniels rocked the house last night (Oct. 6) when the legendary
musician joined popular jam-band Widespread Panic at Nashville's
historic Ryman Auditorium. Click
here for more.
Charlie Daniels Band to Release Pair of Digital Singles July 4
of "Iraq Blues" and "(What the World Needs Is) A
Few More Rednecks 2010"
(Nashville, TN - June 21, 2010) Legendary act, The Charlie Daniels
Band, is releasing a pair of digital singles, "Iraq Blues"
and "(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks 2010,"
on July 4 through Blue Hat Records/E1 Entertainment.
tracks are featured on the CDB's forthcoming August 10 release,
a patriotic compilation titled Land That I Love. "Iraq Blues"
was written during CDB tours to Iraq, and "(What This World
Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks 2010" is an updated version of
a Daniels classic. Both songs are newly recorded studio versions,
and the 2010 update of "(What This World Needs Is) A Few More
Rednecks 2010" also includes a brand new verse. The singles
will be available at all major online retailers.
wrote 'Iraq Blues' on three separate trips to entertain the troops
over there in Iraq. It's about the troops and for the troops,"
says Daniels. "'(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks
2010' is an updated version of a song I recorded several years ago.
The new lyrics reflect life in America in the 21st century."
Daniels Band maintains a busy tour schedule through the end of 2010.
For more information and updated tour dates, visit www.CharlieDaniels.com.
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