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

by Laura Lou / 47 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

04/30/2017 ~ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
05/04/2017 ~ Opry Country Classics Nashville, TN
05/06/2017 ~ Talladega SuperSpeedway Talladega, AL
05/07/2017 ~ Off The Rails Country Music Fest Frisco, TX
05/12/2017 ~ Woodstock City Park Woodstock, GA
05/13/2017 ~ The Arena at Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo Complex Corbin, KY
05/14/2017 ~ Beaver Dam Amphitheatre Beaver Dam, KY
05/19/2017 ~ Buffalo Thunder Casino Santa Fe, NM
05/20/2017 ~ Island Grove Park Arena Greeley, CO
05/21/2017 ~ Casper Events Center Casper, WY
05/23/2017 ~ Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
05/27/2017 ~ The Wharf Orange Beach, AL
05/28/2017 ~ Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
06/01/2017 ~ LifeAustin Amphitheatre - Charlie Only Austin, TX
06/03/2017 ~ Central Park Marion, KS
06/04/2017 ~ Indian Spring Park Waco, TX
06/07/2017 ~ CDB Volunteers Fan Club Family Reunion Mt Juliet, TN
06/09/2017 ~ Treasure Island Resort & Casino Welch, MN
06/10/2017 ~ Prairie Knights Casino & Resort Fort Yates, ND
06/24/2017 ~ Rock, Ribs and Ridges Augusta, NJ
07/01/2017 ~ Festival Park Elgin, IL
07/06/2017 ~ Hickory Hills Lake Fort Loramie, OH
07/08/2017 ~ Frontier City Oklahoma City, OK
07/12/2017 ~ Hilton Firemen's Field Hilton, NY
07/14/2017 ~ Jefferson County Fair Park Jefferson, WI
07/16/2017 ~ Indiana County Fairgrounds Indiana, PA
07/19/2017 ~ Clinton County Fair Plattsburgh, NY
07/20/2017 ~ Wapocoma Campground Romney, WV
07/21/2017 ~ Lewis County Fairgrounds Lowville, NY
07/22/2017 ~ Faster Horses Festival Brooklyn, MI
07/28/2017 ~ Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex Winston-Salem, NC
07/29/2017 ~ Grainger County Tomato Festival 25th Anniversary Rutledge, TN
08/04/2017 ~ Champaign County Fair Urbana, OH
08/05/2017 ~ Downtown - Courthouse Shelby, NC
08/11/2017 ~ Scioto County Fair Lucasville, OH
08/12/2017 ~ Celebrate Virginia After Hours Fredericksburg, VA
08/16/2017 ~ Missouri State Fair Sedalia, MO
08/17/2017 ~ Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
08/18/2017 ~ Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
08/26/2017 ~ UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena Milwaukee, WI
08/27/2017 ~ Kentucky State Fair Louisville, KY
09/09/2017 ~ Indian Ranch Webster, MA
09/12/2017 ~ Kansas County Fair Hutchinson, KS
09/16/2017 ~ The Great Frederick Fair Frederick, MD
09/22/2017 ~ Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
09/23/2017 ~ Amesbury Harvest Fair & Country Music Festival Amesbury, MA
09/30/2017 ~ Family Arena St Charles, MO
10/01/2017 ~ Tyson Events Center Sioux City, IA
10/07/2017 ~ Saluting Our Veterans Benefit Concert Payson, AZ
10/20/2017 ~ Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount, VA
11/03/2017 ~ The Mansion Branson, MO
11/09/2017 ~ Oxford Performing Arts Center Oxford, AL
12/10/2017 ~ The Showroom at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, NV

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Laura Lou Journalist

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…