Charlie and Friends Salute Stars for Stripes

Chris Young and Darryl Worley join fundraiser.

photo by Randi Radcliff

Charlie Daniels, Chris Young and Darryl Worley helped commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at Charlie’s annual fundraiser for Stars for Stripes at Nashville restaurant the Palm, Tuesday night (Sept. 20). Charlie and his wife Hazel hosted the event, titled “Have You Forgotten?” after Darryl’s 2003 No. 1 hit.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Stars for Stripes, an organization that brings entertainment to military bases around the world. Honored during the evening were John and Jan Vigiano, who lost two sons on the day of the World Trade Center attacks, and Lt. Jason Redman, a former Navy Seal who has started his own nonprofit organization, woundedwear.org, which provides clothing to wounded warriors.

The event was sold-out, which certainly pleased the host. “I have to thank the people of Nashville,” said Charlie. “They are so good and they turn out every year to support this event.”

Chris has performed tours with Stars for Stripes and is a huge supporter of the organization. “I am on the board of Stars for Stripes,” Chris told CountryWeekly.com. “Touring with them has been such an eye-opener for me. I know that the shows mean a lot to the troops.”

Chris performed his military-themed song “The Dashboard” for the guests. “I felt that it was the most appropriate,” he said.

Darryl was justifiably proud that his song was chosen as the evening's theme. “I was honored to hear that,” Darryl said. “I am just excited to be here.” Darryl performed his anthem to kick off the performances.

Guests also had a chance to bid on several silent auction items. Among those were guitars signed by such stars as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.

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