Charlie Daniels Band comes to Baghdad for final stop on concert tour through Iraq

363rd Public Affairs Detachment
Story by Sgt. Kristin Kemplin

Date: 04.25.2006
Posted: 04.25.2006 09:31
News ID: 6107
Charlie Daniels Band

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Legendary country music star Charlie Daniels and his Band rounded out their most recent Stars for Stripes tour in support of U.S. service members with a rousing performance Tuesday evening at Camp Liberty in Baghdad.<br /> <br /> Performing to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 military and civilian fans, the band performed many old favorites, including "Redneck Fiddlin" Man" and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."<br /> <br /> Opening for Daniels was "Stony Creek," an ensemble from the 4th Infantry Division Band that also delighted Soldiers by belting out various country twangs.<br /> <br /> Many of the Soldiers convoyed from other base camps in the Multi-National Division-Baghdad area of operations to enjoy the outdoor concert, which was held in front of the 4th Inf. Div. headquarters. <br /> <br /> Daniels, who remained after the concert for more than an hour to sign autographs to a line of more than 200 fans, told the Soldiers he believed in them and in America.<br /> <br /> "We love playing for the military," said Daniels.