The Charlie Daniels Band

The Charlie Daniels Band

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 76, 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 co-wrote 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.

His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

“I love what I do,” says Charlie of his 50-plus years in the music business. “I look forward to entertaining people. When show time gets here, I’m ready to go, ready to go play for them. It’s a labor of love. I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy doing.”

Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He’s received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

Mallary Hope

Mallary Hope was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia, where she cultivated a love of country music at an early age. After playing more than 200 shows a year, Mallary moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. At 16 years old, Mallary launched herself on Music Row by knocking on doors, meeting with publishers and writing constantly. After three years of growing and learning in the music industry, Mallary signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV and has since had cuts by Faith Hill, Lauren Alaina, Danny Gokey, Jana Kramer, Katie Armiger and many others. Last summer, Sarah Evans invited Mallary to write with her, fulfilling Mallary's dream of writing with one of her largest influences in country music.

Mallary has been developing herself as an artist in Nashville for the past ten years; a decade that has consisted of time on the road, in the studio and writing for her own album. Mallary says her path has not been the easiest, but the word "no" has never stopped her. "My songs and my voice are all I know. I just write what I feel and don't try to be anyone I'm not. I had to learn who I was the hard way, but I believe that struggles are here to teach us about ourselves," says Hope.

Mallary’s live performances and powerhouse vocals have gained the recognition and praise from seasoned artists in the Nashville community since touring with Darius Rucker. “Opening for Darius in Times Square was one of the coolest experiences in my life,” she says. Mallary also does a duet with Darius on his new album "True Believers" that was released May 21st. At the age of twenty-two, Mallary’s performance at the Grand Old Opry was by far her greatest achievement in her young career. Since then she has performed at the Opry more than 15 times. Mallary has opened up for acts such as Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Adkins, Clint Black, Gary Allen, Josh turner, George Jones, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Jake Owen and Charlie Daniels, to name a few.

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Tickets are available for purchase at the GMA (2821 Washington Street) or over the phone at (903) 457-2994. ADA seats are set to accommodate guests with wheelchairs. Tickets for wheelchair seating and companion seating are available upon request and are subject to availability. To transfer from a wheelchair to a seat, please select and purchase a seat located close to the aisle. Elevator access is available to floor level seating, but not to balcony level seating. For more information on ADA seating, please contact the GMA at (903) 457-2994.

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