Sunday, June 29, 2008

Charlie went back to Topeka. Cause it rained the first time.

CJOnline - Daniels to return to Stampede on Sunday: "Daniels to return to Stampede on Sunday
Music legend to make up concert rained out Thursday night
By Bill Blankenship
The Capital-Journal
Published Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:49 p.m. CDT

MANHATTAN — Charlie Daniels isn’t the sort of guy who lets a Kansas thunderstorm push him around. Heck, the guy took on a devil in Georgia.
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The American music legend who was prevented by bad weather from taking the stage Thursday night on the opening night of the Country Stampede will return for a makeup show Sunday.

The festival’s official radio station, 94.5 Country, just announced The Charlie Daniels Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday on the main stage. The acts before him will shorten their sets by a few minutes each to accommodate Daniels.

The 71-year-old Daniels has reached iconic status in American music. He has released 50 albums, and his projects have encompassed a variety of genres, from blues to Southern rock to country to bluegrass.

Daniels won a Grammy Award in 1979 for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” his best known song.

Last fall, Kansas-born country star Martina McBride joined Daniels on the stage of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium to invite him to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, in which he was inducted Jan. 19.

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