Friday, October 28, 2005

Charlie Daniels & Friends celebrate Christmas For Kids Charlie Daniels & Friends celebrate Christmas For Kids

Charlie Daniels along with friends Lonestar, Phil Vassar, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, and Amber Digby will offer their time and talents to perform at the 9th Annual Christmas For Kids Benefit Concert Monday, November 21st at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN beginning at 7:00 PM. The charity event raises money for the Christmas For Kids organization. Golden circle tickets to the event are available now by visiting, and general admission tickets will be available at beginning Monday, October 31st. Ticket prices range from $25.50 for general admission to $50 for golden circle seating.

“We are thrilled to have Charlie Daniels headlining our concert again this year, and we feel blessed to have all the other amazing artists supporting the children and our organization,” says spokeswoman Debbie Lamberson.

The Christmas For Kids Organization has been in existence for over twenty years providing special children the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season. Each year, the organization brings the spirit of Christmas to hundreds of children throughout Middle Tennessee allowing them to participate in festive activities organized specifically for them. Events such as the Tour Bus Tour raise money and allow folks to visit the home-away-from-homes of more than fifty stars and celebrities. The Tour Bus Tour will be held on Monday, December 12th at the Hendersonville Wal*Mart from 5:00 – 9:00PM.

The money raised at both events, the concert and Tour Bus Tour, is used to escort children from 30 different schools for a day-long excursion, and this year Christmas For Kids is proud to announce they will also assist Hurricane Katrina evacuees that have relocated to our schools. The day, set for Tuesday, December 13th, consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard a country music star’s luxury tour bus to a local Wal-Mart where they are accompanied by a volunteer to participate in their own Christmas shopping spree. On the return trip home, the children will participate in a Christmas carol sing-along. As an added bonus, Christmas For Kids has also purchased custom Titan starter jackets for each and every child.

All proceeds from the Tour Bus Show and the Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Benefit Concert (sponsored in part by 95.5 The Wolf, Sumner Regional Health Systems, Bob Parks Realty, and Wal*Mart)—November 21st--will be donated toward the children’s Christmas Shopping.

Listing Details:
Charlie Daniels Band and Friends Charity Concert
For the benefit of Christmas for Kids
Monday, November 21 / 7:00PM / Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN
General admission tickets are available beginning Oct. 31st by visiting Ticket Master, or by calling (615) 255-9600. Golden circle VIP tickets ($50 tickets) are still available by calling Carla Payne at (615) 452-1533 or by visiting

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Daniels has sold over 18 million albums in his career, worked on albums with Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Marty Robbins, and The Youngbloods before forming the Charlie Daniels Band in 1970. Daniels' annual contribution to the Christmas For Kids Organization has served as a model for many of today's artists as an example of the importance of giving back to the community.

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