Country Music People August 2018 - Page 4

cmp AUGUST 2018 Volume 49 Number 8 Issue 582 News Walt Trott in Nashville Duncan Warwick in London Only “In America” Editor Duncan Warwick Contributors David Allan, Janet Aspley, Donnie Ayers, Craig Baguley, Larry Delaney, Don Cusic, Julie Flaskett, Kelly Gregory, Michael Hingston, Tony Ives, Spencer Leigh, John Lomax III, , Roland Purdy, Adrian Peel, Paul Riley, Wayne Smart, Chris Smith, Alison Stokes, Tom Travis, Walt Trott, Dave Watkins, Jack Watkins New release consultant: Steve Tidbury Assistant editor / Special projects coordinator Kelly Gregory Photographers Patricia Presley, Barry Dixon, Billie McAleer Printed by Zenith Media Distributor Seymour International Press Distributors Ltd. 2 East Poultry Avenue London EC1A 9PT Telephone +44 020 7429 4000 Fax +44 020 7429 4001 Country Music People is published the last Thursday of each month by KICKIN’ CUTS LIMITED 24 Darley Close, Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6EQ, UK Telephone +44 01780 - 783689 ©2018 Kickin’ Cuts Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means without the prior written permission of the Publisher. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for statement of fact or opinion expressed by contributors. The views of the contributors are not necessarily those of Country Music People or its editor. 4 cmp - AUGUST 2018 Charlie visiting troops in Iraq in 2016. Grammy Award-winning entertainer Charlie Daniels is still devoting his efforts to the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) military family centre he helped initiate back in 2015, and despite recent heart surgery, ably headed up another fund-raising event June 28, during which he presented a $100,000 check from him and his manager. Daniels’ collaboration with MTSU helped establish a military veterans family centre on their Murfreesboro, Tenn., campus, now designated as the Charlie & Hazel Daniels’ Veterans & Military Family Center. “It’s a much-needed thing,” Charlie says, “What we’re hoping for is to set up a chain reaction with the one here, as a shining example for others.” Daniels, who grew up near the Wilmington, N.C., shipyards, where warships were built for World War II, has long since been entertaining American troops at home and abroad, cheering them with his hits such as The Devil Went Down To Georgia and In America. The now 81-year-old singer-songwriter-fiddler insists, “I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have the greatest respect and admiration for the United States military.” Thus, Daniels created the Journey Home Project, a nonprofit founded in liaison with his wife Hazel and manager David Corlew, which began as an outgrowth of the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes pr