101.5 Hank FM and the Champaign County Fair are pleased to announce that The Charlie Daniels Band will be headlining the opening day of the fair on Friday, August 4th with special guests The Hobbs Sisters starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the concert will go on sale starting May 1st and can be purchased by clicking on the link on the fair’s website, http://www.champaigncountyfair.com or at http://www.168tickets.com
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 79, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum
career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys. After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie cowrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tried his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind.