From his Urban Cowboy honky tonk days, to the largest honky tonk in the Lone Star State, Billy Bob’s Texas, Charlie Daniels brings his career spanning over 50 years full circle and is set to release Live At Billy Bob’s Texas CD and DVD on October 16th.
Recorded on February 20th, the 14-track project joins The Charlie Daniels Band with the likes of legendary country artists like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, David Allan Coe, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and many others as a member of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas family. The CD, which allows listeners to feel like a part of the boisterous live audience, and DVD, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes interview footage with Daniels, will be available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere digital music is sold.
Best known for their fiery fiddle-ridden No. 1 country hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which was featured in the 1980 American western drama featuring John Travolta, Urban Cowboy, The Charlie Daniels Band celebrates a decorated career of multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM and GMA Awards, and has exceeded 20 million in sales led by his six multi-platinum albums.
On Live At Billy Bob’s Texas, Daniels’ characteristic Southern attitude and Wild West influences shine through on live, full band versions of country favorites like “Southern Boy,” “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks,” and nine others, which make up the highly-anticipated October release.
Having recorded several live albums in his career, including his latest, military-centered 2007 release Live From Iraq, Charlie Daniels said, “When you record live, you need to ignore the recording equipment and play for the people and that big old rowdy crowd. At Billy Bob’s Texas, that was easy to do.”
1. Southern Boy
2. Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye
3. Tangled Up In Blue
4. The Legend of Wooley Swamp
5. El Toreador
6. (What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks
7. In America
8. Black Ice
9. Long Haired Country Boy
10. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
11. Folsom Prison Blues
12. How Great Thou Art
13. The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)
14. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
The album is produced and released by Smith Music Group. Beginning in 1998, the critically-acclaimed series Live at Billy Bob’s Texas includes over 40 full concert recordings spread out over three decades – becoming one of country music’s most extensive catalogs and featuring multiple GRAMMY winning artists in country, alt-country music and beyond.
The Charlie Daniels Band performed over 100 dates in 2014 and commenced their 2015 tour in February.
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