Band: The Charlie Daniels Band
Date: Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.
Venue: IP Casino, Resort & Spa, 850 Bayview Ave. (Biloxi), www.ipbiloxi.com
Tickets: $30-$49, available through Ticketmaster
The “Long Haired Country Boy” is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Country superstar Charlie Daniels is bringing his collection of memorable hits to IP Casino’s Studio A. Daniels ruled the ‘70s with his unforgettable lyrics and blazing fiddle. The sordid tale of the “Uneasy Rider” helped him gain popularity in the country world.
By the mid-’70s, country fans were singing along to country anthems like “Long Haired Country Boy” and “South’s Gonna Do It Again.” Of all his songs, Daniels’ backwoods parable “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” remains one of his most popular compositions.
Daniels still releases the occasional album and embarks on the occassional tour. These days, he’s preparing for the Volunteer Jam on Nov. 30 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This will be both a homecoming show and a celebration of Daniels’ 80th birthday. The lineup includes Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt and Larry the Cable Guy. Daniels may be turning 80, but his live shows still provide an energetic experience with a country music legend.