Press Release: Charlie Daniels' Memoir, “Never Look At The Empty Seats,” To Be Released October 24

by Laura Lou / 403 days ago / Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. In his official memoir, “Never Look at the Empty Seats” (W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson), fans will learn about his rise from a post-Depression era childhood to becoming a Grammy award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee by focusing on the positives in life. Spanning a career of nearly 60 years, Charlie will share inside stories, reflections, rare personal photographs plus make available lessons learned and sage advice to those seeking a career in the music business. The book releases October 24 in hardcover, eBook and audiobook and is available for pre-order now. For available retailers and more info, go to

"I'm extremely excited about the release of my new book, “Never Look At The Empty Seats.” Quite a bit is known about my public life but there is so much more I've wanted to share, my early years, my faith, my struggles and the unique people and events which have had such an impact on who I am and what I do,” said Daniels.

"Although the phrase is at times overused, Charlie Daniels truly is a national treasure,” Matt Baugher the SVP and Publisher of W Publishing Group says. "His love for America and all it stands for is matched only by his immense talent as a singer, songwriter, and fiddle player. We’re honored to partner with this music legend in bringing his full story to the public for the first time. He’s had quite a ride.”

About Charlie Daniels
With a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the "Charlie Daniels Band" sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CCMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad; the latest being the newest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, "Devil Went Down To Georgia." An outspoken American Patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels' talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. Military. Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in 2016 raised funds for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veterans assistance organization which he co-founded. For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit

About Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, is a world-leading provider of inspirational content and has been providing readers with quality life-changing product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN.



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Charlie Daniels Tour Dates

04/22/2018 ~ Admiral Theatre Bremerton, WA
04/24/2018 ~ Paradise Performing Arts Center Paradise, CA
04/26/2018 ~ UptownTheatre Napa Napa, CA
04/27/2018 ~ Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
04/28/2018 ~ SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO Canyonville, OR
04/29/2018 ~ Northern Quest Resort and Casino Airway Heights, WA
05/10/2018 ~ Walton Arts Center Fayetteville, AR
05/11/2018 ~ Council Bluff Event Center Newkirk, OK
05/12/2018 ~ The Grand Events Center Shawnee, OK
05/18/2018 ~ Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LA
05/19/2018 ~ Winstar World Casino Thackerville, OK
05/25/2018 ~ Waters Edge Events Park Powell, OH
05/27/2018 ~ Tree Town Festival Forest City, IA
06/01/2018 ~ Crown Theatre Fayetteville, North Carolina
06/02/2018 ~ Miller Theater Augusta, GA
06/03/2018 ~ Johnny & June Love in Bloom Festival Franklin, KY
06/06/2018 ~ CDB Volunteers Fan Club Family Reunion Mount Juliet, TN
06/07/2018 ~ The Joint at the Hard Rock Catoosa, OK
06/08/2018 ~ Choctaw Casino Resort Grant, OK
06/09/2018 ~ HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE Maryland Heights, MO
06/14/2018 ~ Burlington Steamboat Days Burlington, IA
06/16/2018 ~ Columbus Civic Center Columbus, GA
06/22/2018 ~ Tuttle Creek Park Manhattan, KS
06/23/2018 ~ Wild West Arena North Platte, NE
06/24/2018 ~ Sandia Resort Casino Albuquerque, NM
06/29/2018 ~ Renfrow Valley Entertainment Center Mount Vernon, KY
06/30/2018 ~ Heritage Park Amp Simpsonville, SC
07/03/2018 ~ Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines, FL
07/04/2018 ~ Sutton Park Palmetto, FL
07/06/2018 ~ Tilles Center Concert Hall Brookville, NY
07/07/2018 ~ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
07/08/2018 ~ Bank of NH Pavillion Gilford, NH
07/13/2018 ~ Darien Lake Amphitheater Darien Center, NY
07/14/2018 ~ The Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
07/19/2018 ~ Jamboree in the Hills Belmont, OH
07/20/2018 ~ Peoria Riverfront Peoria, IL
07/22/2018 ~ Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY
07/25/2018 ~ Delaware State Fair Harrington, DE
07/27/2018 ~ Clare County Fair Harrison, MI
07/28/2018 ~ Fraze Pavilion fo rthe Performing Arts Dayton, OH
08/01/2018 ~ Cattaraugus County Fair Little Valley, NY
08/03/2018 ~ The Event Center at Hollywood Casino Charles Town, WV
08/04/2018 ~ Wood County Fair Bowling Green, OH
08/10/2018 ~ DTE Energy Music Theatre Village Of Clarkston, MI
08/12/2018 ~ American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
08/15/2018 ~ Missouri State Fair Sedalia, MO
08/17/2018 ~ State Fair of West Virginia Fairlea, WV
08/18/2018 ~ Barnstable Performing Arts Center Hyannis, MA
08/19/2018 ~ Indian Ranch Webster, MA
08/30/2018 ~ Shenandoah County Fairgrounds Woodstock, VA
08/31/2018 ~ Innovation Amphitheater Winder, GA
09/21/2018 ~ Community Arts Center Williamsport, PA
10/19/2018 ~ Apache Casino Hotel Lawton, OK
11/03/2018 ~ Mansion Theatre Branson, MO
11/08/2018 ~ Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH

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Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…