The Charlie Daniels Band will take the stage at the zMAX Dragway Friday night, Oct. 7, during the 2011 Charlotte Diesel Super Show. Daniels first hit the charts in 1975 when his rebel anthems “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” propelled his collection “Fire on the Mountain” to multiplatinum status.
In 1979, Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” became a platinum single, topping both country and pop charts. The song won a Grammy Award, earned three Country Music Association trophies and propelled Daniel’s “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple-platinum sales levels. Daniels is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Musicians Hall of Fame.
“Charlie Daniels is one of the most popular entertainers of our time,” says Alan K. Sims, vice president and executive director of events for Randall-Reilly, which produces the show. “We are delighted to have him entertain Charlotte Diesel Super Show attendees.”
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and is free with purchase of a Charlotte Diesel Super Show ticket. Adult admission is $20 for a two-day pass; tickets for children ages 7 to 16 are $10 for two days. Children 6 and younger can attend for free. In addition to the concert, all events, exhibits and parking are included in the purchase price.
Held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., the Charlotte Diesel Super Show offers live equipment and truck demonstrations, industry-related exhibits, ride and drives and activities for all ages. Other events include Truck Drag Races and the Custom Rigs’ Pride and Polish truck beauty contest. Additionally, there will be opportunities for drivers to do a test drive down the zMax Dragway.