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Charlie Daniels Undergoes Successful Prostate Surgery

Our prayers go out to Charlie Daniels who underwent successful prostate surgery Tuesday, November 20th.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie Daniels underwent surgery for prostate cancer last Tuesday (11-20) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Joseph Smith, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed the procedure. According to Dr. Smith, ``Charlie has undergone successful surgery for prostate cancer and is well on the way to making a full recovery. The cancer was contained within the prostate and has been completely removed. We expect that his cancer is cured.''

``I thank Almighty God for the healings,'' says Daniels.

Charlie will enjoy the holidays at home with his family and will resume his touring schedule after the first of the year.

SOURCE: The Charlie Daniels Band

See the official press release here.

Taz DiGregorio releases "Midnight in Savannah"

Taz is the piano, keyboard and Hammond Jammer from the Charlie Daniels Band. He's been with the band for over 27 years, and you might recognize his vocals from tunes such as "No Potion for the Pain" and "New York City, King Sized Rosewood Bed." He's joined on this effort by Charlie Daniels, Tommy Crain, and Bonnie Bramlett. Not only is Taz a great keyboard player and vocalist, he's a nice guy. This is available exclusively from Gritz.net, Southern Rock's Electronic Mecca.

Fans saluting Daniels' 'Flag' with Web sales

Sunday October 28 10:54 PM EST
By Paul Bond

LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Charlie Daniels may sell more copies of his new album by way of his Web site than via stores -- a purely accidental achievement rooted in controversy over a hot new single. It all started when the legendary fiddler canceled a planned appearance at last week's Country Freedom Concert in Nashville. The benefit starred many of country music's elite and honored Sept. 11 rescue workers. It seemed the perfect place for Daniels to unveil his new single, "This Ain't No Rag, It's a Flag," which he wrote in response to the terrorist at-tacks. Except that those who organized the concert, Clear Channel Entertainment and Country Music Television, deemed its lyrics inappropriate ("This ain't no rag it's a flag, and we don't wear it on our heads," for example). They asked Daniels not to play the song, and he responded by respectfully bowing out of the show altogether. "If the song is offensive, I figured my presence there also would be offensive," he told The Hollywood Reporter. That decision got Daniels more attention than he bargained for, and soon he was the darling of talk radio. Requests to play the song poured in at country music radio stations. Only thing is, there aren't many copies of the single available yet. For now, the only way to secure it is to buy Daniels' new "Live!" album at his Web site, charliedaniels.com, where the single is included free. Traffic at the site has soared, along with online sales of "Live!" Meanwhile, Daniels admits the unabashedly patriotic song isn't for the easily offended. "It's aimed totally at the terrorists who did this thing to us," he said. "If I yielded to political correctness, I wouldn't be doing justice to the victims."

From Yahoo and Hollywood Reporter

'This Ain't No Rag' a hit for Charlie Daniels?

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) (11-5) -- Charlie Daniels' song in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks is making some people squirm -- and shaping up as his biggest hit in years. When Daniels proposed singing "This Ain't No Rag, It's a Flag" at a Nashville benefit concert for terrorist victims, he was turned down. "There was a creative difference of opinion," said Jama Bowen, spokeswoman for Country Music Television, which broadcast the Country Freedom Concert. The song, which debuts this week at No. 51 on the Billboard country music singles chart, calls for vengeance for the lives lost September 11. "We're gonna hunt you down like a mad dog hound and make you pay for the lives you stole," Daniels sings. But Daniels says he deplores any violence or abuse toward law-abiding Islamic people. "We can no more blame it on good Middle Eastern citizens than we can blame Hitler on people of German descent," said Daniels.

From CNN.

CDB Live Album Available, Hymn Album to Follow

Hey, everyone. It's been a while since I added a cohesive update, but in order to save time and trouble, I'm adding a few tidbits right now. First, the new CDB Live album is available from Charlie's website. Grab a copy!

Word from the CDB office is that the hymn album will be out early 2002 on Sparrow Records. I saw Charlie perform at the Billy Graham Event ("crusade" is suddenly not a popular term) and the set I saw was great. Charlie sang "I Saw the Light," "Old Rugged Cross," and "I'll Fly Away." The good news is this will be webcast on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm CDT. That's 5pm in California, 8pm in Florida and midnight in England.

A side note of less importance, my email is not working. If you've tried to contact me lately, and it's bounced, please try this. Thanks!

CDB Video on Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone has the Road Dogs video online which is worth a look! It's probably been there for a while but I just found it so I'm providing the link.

The amount of information that Rolling Stone has about the CDB is pretty weak, but at least they're carrying a video. Click here for an opinion of popular music and how the CDB fits into all of this noise.

CDB Museum Grand Opening June 14th

The Charlie Daniels Museum has a grand opening June 14th, 2001! Click here for a look inside. The Grand Opening starts at 3 p.m., and will have free admission and a free performance by the CDB!


Mt. Juliet, TN--April 12, 2001--Internationally syndicated cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist, will feature the Charlie Daniels Twin Pines Ranch 14th Annual Rodeo in his comic strip, "Nancy" on Friday, April 27th in newspapers across the country.

The IPRA sanctioned rodeo will be held Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm at the MTSU Livestock Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country will compete in events including steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding, team roping, calf roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

Proceeds from the rodeo benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Program of the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club.

Tickets may be charged by phone by calling the MTSU Ticket Office at (615) 898-2103.

CDB News now available for your PDA!

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Hymn album this fall!

The CDB has been working on a third Gospel album to follow up "Steel Witness" and word is that they are shooting for a fall release date.

CDB to perform at Billy Graham!

The Charlie Daniels Band will be included in the Billy Graham TV Special (from Jacksonville, Florida) titled "Will You Receive A Pardon." The CDB will perform "Jesus Is The Light Of The World." Other guests include Cece Winans and George Beverly Shea.

Friday, March 9th, 2001

  • 7:00 pm on WTVF-TV (CBS) ch. 5 (Nashville)
  • 8:00 pm on WTVC-TV (ABC) ch. 9 (Chattanooga)
  • 8:00 pm on WVLT-TV (CBS) ch. 8 (Knoxville)
  • 7:00 pm on WMC-TV (NBC) ch. 5 (Memphis)

    Please check your local TV Guide for other times and channels. You can also check here.

    2.22.01 -- Charlie is going to be in Dallas, Texas February 23rd!

    Charlie will be at the Texas State Rifle Association's annual kickoff meeting. Read the press release by clicking the link above.