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

by Laura Lou / 797 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

05/23/2019 : Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City: Sioux City, IA
05/24/2019 : Viaero Event Center: Kearney, NE
05/25/2019 : Silverstein Eye Centers Arena: Independence, MO
05/30/2019 : Koka Booth Amphitheatre: Cary, NC
05/31/2019 : Stage AE: Pittsburgh, PA
06/01/2019 : Rose Music Center at The Heights: Huber Heights, OH
06/02/2019 : PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center: Cincinnati, OH
06/05/2019 : CDB Volunteers Fan Club Family Reunion: Mt. Juliet, TN
06/07/2019 : Ozarks Amphitheater: Camdenton, MO
06/08/2019 : Verizon Theatre: Grand Prairie, TX
06/09/2019 : H-E-B Center at Cedar Park: Cedar Park, TX
06/13/2019 : UMBC Event Center: Baltimore, MD
06/14/2019 : Express Live!: Columbus, OH
06/15/2019 : Sangamon County Fair: New Berlin, IL
06/20/2019 : PNC Bank Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ
06/22/2019 : Weedsport Speedway: Weedsport, NY
06/23/2019 : Glens Falls Civic Center: Glens Falls, NY
06/26/2019 : Target Center: Minneapolis, MN
06/28/2019 : BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove: Southaven, MS
06/29/2019 : The Oil Palace: Tyler, TX
06/30/2019 : Raising Cane's River Center Arena: Baton Rouge, LA
07/05/2019 : Pearl River Resort: Philadelphia, MS
07/06/2019 : Renfro Valley Entertainment Center: Renfro Valley, KY
07/12/2019 : ND Country Fest: Bismarck, ND
07/13/2019 : THELMA’s Annual Street Concert: Fond Du Lac, WI
07/19/2019 : Kewadin Casino – St. Ignace: St Ignace, MI
07/21/2019 : Yarmouth Country Festival: West Yarmouth, MA
07/26/2019 : Mount Airy Casino Resort: Mount Pocono, PA
07/27/2019 : MountainFest Motorcycle Rally: Morgantown, WV
07/28/2019 : Huntington Center: Toledo, OH
08/02/2019 : Montgomery Performing Arts Centre: Montgomery, AL
08/03/2019 : The Biltmore: Asheville, NC
08/08/2019 : I Bar Ranch: Gunnison, CO
08/09/2019 : Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park: Grand Junction, CO
08/13/2019 : Northern Quest Casino: Airway Heights, WA
08/15/2019 : Tulalip Amphitheatre: Marysville, WA
08/17/2019 : Idaho Center Arena: Nampa, ID
08/20/2019 : Antelope Valley Fair: Lancaster, CA
08/22/2019 : Sonoma State University: Rohnert Park, CA
08/23/2019 : Thunder Valley Casino & Resort: Lincoln, CA
08/24/2019 : Star of the Desert Arena: Primm, NV
08/29/2019 : Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza: Wilkes Barre, PA
08/30/2019 : The Cabot: Beverly, MA
08/31/2019 : Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion: Gilford, NH
09/01/2019 : Darling's Waterfront Pavilion: Bangor, ME
09/12/2019 : York Fair Grandstand: York, PA
09/13/2019 : Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City: Atlantic City, NJ
09/15/2019 : Indian Ranch: Webster, MA
09/27/2019 : Rhythm City Casino Resort: Davenport, IA
10/03/2019 : Colonial Life Arena: Columbia, SC
10/04/2019 : Legacy Arena at The BJCC: Birmingham, AL
10/10/2019 : Donald L. Tucker Civic Center: Tallahassee, FL
10/11/2019 : Spectrum Center: Charlotte, NC
11/08/2019 : River City Casino: Saint Louis, MO
11/09/2019 : River City Casino: Saint Louis, MO
11/10/2019 : River City Casino: Saint Louis, MO
11/15/2019 : Toyota Oakdale Theatre: Wallingford, CT
11/21/2019 : Albany Municipal Auditorium: Albany, GA
12/08/2019 : Grand Events Center at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas: Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2019 : Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre: Norman, OK
12/14/2019 : Choctaw Casino & Resort: Durant, OK
05/09/2020 : NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Westbury, NY

About Laura Lou

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…