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08/08/11 If 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 Ole Opry.

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.

HISTORY® and HISTORY HD® are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics. For more information go to www.historypressroom.com
   
05/26/11

Charlie Daniels Concert to Benefit Joplin Victims

Lake 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 Joplinfs Salvation Army to help in the aid of victims of last Sundayfs 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
• Gatorade
• Water, by the case only
• Baby formula, diapers, food and blankets
• Non-perishable foods
• Canned goods
• 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 Sundayfs 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 Armyfs 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 Benefith", 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 - joplin@theliveco.com.

05/06/11

The Charlie Daniels Band releases LIVE performance from Birmingham, AL in HD Video.

A high definition video from The Charlie Daniels Band opening for Widespread Panic on April 15 is now available for purchase. Click Here

   
05/05/11 2011 Wilson County National Day of Prayer Speech Read Charlie's Prayer
   
04/16/11
   
04/08/11
CHARLIE DANIELS TALKS ABOUT HIS TROOP SUPPORT EFFORTS ON THE PENTAGON CHANNEL.
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03/10/11 CHARLIE 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.
   
10/28/10 T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION RAISES $1.45 MILLION FOR CANCER AND AIDS RESEARCH AT 35TH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA Click here for more.
   
10/07/10 Charlie Daniels Jams With Widespread Panic at Sold Out Nashville Show

Charlie 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.

   
06/21/10

The Charlie Daniels Band to Release Pair of Digital Singles July 4

    

New versions 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.

The two 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.

"I 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."

The Charlie 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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