Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Price: Troops' Morale In Iraq Is High

Price: Troops' Morale In Iraq Is High - CBS News: "If you assume the morale of United States forces serving in Iraq is low, your assumption is wrong, according to Dave Price.

The Early Show weatherman and features reporter just returned from a five-day Mideast trip, during which he joined the Charlie Daniels Band entertaining some 22,000 troops on four bases in Iraq and Kuwait.

On Tuesday, he gave his personal account of the trip, as well as recounting his conversations with soldiers and Marines.

Price said his chats with military personnel were 'completely at random, with no coaching from the military' and 'about their mission, their morale, and what it's like to serve in one of the most hostile places on Earth.'
Price confirmed that entertainers aren't exactly flocking to Iraq to perform for the troops, saying, "Some of the areas we visited are dangerous and some very, very remote." "

Price traveled the whole trip with the CDB.

Charlie Daniels to promote Road Dog Trucking on Sirius

e T r u c k e r : "Charlie Daniels to promote Road Dog Trucking on Sirius
By Lance Orr

Sirius Satellite Radio has named music legend Charlie Daniels to be the voice of Road Dog Trucking, or Sirius Channel 147.

The Daniels song "Road Dogs" (originally about traveling musicians, not truckers) will be the official theme song of the channel, and Daniels will make personal appearances for Sirius throughout the year at various trucking industry events.

Daniels also will appear April 24 as the first guest on the debut Road Dog broadcast of Carl P. Mayfield & the P-Team. Mayfield's program airs weekdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern.

"Carl P. and me go way back and have made some wonderful memories together," Daniels said. "It's gonna be a hoot to share a microphone with him and talk to our truck-driving buddies across America."

Daniels' career as a professional musician began in the 1950s with the Misty Mountain Boys. As leader of the Charlie Daniels Band, Daniels has sold millions of records and won many awards, including a Grammy for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

Mayfield, a Nashville broadcasting legend, has been a fixture on WKDF and WSIX radio for more than 25 years. Mayfield's "P-Team" includes such comic characters as Bubba Skynyrd, a Harley-riding inhabitant of the Freebird Trailer Park; Homeless Jimmy; and Brother Jonah from the Loose Change Country Cathedral. Handling the newscasts on Mayfield's show will be Nashville broadcasting veteran Mike "The Duke" Donegan.

"Having Charlie Daniels as the voice of Road Dog Trucking is the perfect fit," said Jay Clark, Sirius executive vice president of programming.

Road Dog Trucking is a 24-hour channel for professional drivers featuring news, information, entertainment, music, comedy and live call-ins from drivers nationwide.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Country musician visits MND-B Soldiers

Photos : Country musician visits MND-B Soldiers: "Famed country star Charlie Daniels, signs a Soldier’s guitar here April 19 while visiting troops who had just returned from patrol. He signed everything from hats to weapon slings for the Soldiers during his visit. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maj. Ron Crump, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)"

Check the link for a bunch of pictures of CD in Iraq, doing his thing.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Charlie Daniels Band comes to Baghdad for final stop on concert tour through Iraq

Charlie Daniels Band comes to Baghdad for final stop on concert tour through Iraq: "Charlie Daniels Band comes to Baghdad for final stop on concert tour through Iraq

Blackanthem Military News, CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, April 20, 2006 13:58

Country music legend Charlie Daniels fiddles to the delight of Soldiers while performing 'Redneck Fiddlin’ Man' at a concert Tuesday in front of 4th Infantry Division headquarters. Camp Liberty was the final stop on the band’s second concert tour through Iraq as part of the Stars for Stripes tour. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kristin Kemplin, 363rd MPAD)

Legendary country music star Charlie Daniels and his Band rounded out their most recent Stars for Stripes tour in support of U.S. service members with a rousing performance Tuesday evening at Camp Liberty in Baghdad.

Performing to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 military and civilian fans, the band performed many old favorites, including 'Redneck Fiddlin’ Man' and 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia.'

Opening for Daniels was 'Stony Creek,' an ensemble from the 4th Infantry Division Band that also delighted Soldiers by belting out various country twangs.

Many of the Soldiers convoyed from other base camps in the Multi-National Division-Baghdad area of operations to enjoy the outdoor concert, which was held in front of the 4th Inf. Div. headquarters.

Check the preceding link for some great photographs.

Captain Plays Violin With Charlie Daniels

Captain Plays Violin With Charlie Daniels: "Captain Plays Violin With Charlie Daniels

Blackanthem Military News, MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan., April 19, 2006 13:11

To some, it is just a different style of play. To others, it is a separate musical instrument. But when Capt. Ruth Vetter, legal advisor, plans and policies, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and classical violinist, had the opportunity to play the fiddle with the Charlie Daniel’s Band Tuesday, the two styles became one.

With the crowd waiting for the Daniel’s Band to play, Vetter took to the stage and performed a fiddle solo.

It must have taken a lot of guts to play the fiddle in front of one of the best fiddle players in the world, said Staff Sgt. Justin Seimet, platoon sergeant, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

'She did a good job,' he continued. 'I know I couldn’t have done it.'"

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

On TV: In Iraq With Charlie Daniels

On TV: In Iraq With Charlie Daniels - CBS News: "Tuesday, April 18, 2006

American troops in Iraq are getting some pure southern comfort, the musical sounds of country star Charlie Daniels. 'I can't carry a gun, I can't fight, but I can darn sure carry a guitar and pick. So that's why I'm here,' he told The Early Show weatherman and features reporter Dave Price this morning. Price has been on the road, entertaining troops for the past week. To see his interview with Daniels and some of the troops in Baghdad, click here. "

Monday, April 17, 2006

Charlie Daniels in Iraq - to appear on EARLY SHOW Tomorrow!

AngryCountry.com - Charlie Daniels & CBS's Dave Price in Iraq - to appear on EARLY SHOW Tomorrow!: "Charlie Daniels & CBS's Dave Price in Iraq - to appear on EARLY SHOW Tomorrow!

Country music icon and military supporter Charlie Daniels is currently traveling abroad to perform for US Troops as part of the Stars for Stripes tour. Charlie is accompanied by the Charlie Daniels Band and acting as emcee/comedian is CBS Early Show’s Dave Price.

“We’re going over to honor the men and women who protect our way of life. It’s the least we can do,” says Charlie Daniels

“Daniels and Price have both been part of individual tours for Stars for Stripes,” says organizer Judy Seale. “I am trilled that they will both be making their second journey with us to visit and perform for the troops.”

The CBS Early Show will broadcast live with Dave Price and Charlie Daniels on April 18th, barring any unforeseen technical difficulties. Additional footage from this tour will be aired during a future segment on the CBS Early Show.

“I am honored to be coming back and performing for the brave men and women in the armed forces and thrilled to be on tour with my friend, Charlie Daniels. I consider myself a “good ‘ol boy a little further north of the Mason Dixon line,” says Dave Price.