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.

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."

Opening for Daniels was "Stony Creek," an ensemble from the 4th Infantry Division Band that also delighted Soldiers by belting out various country twangs.

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.

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.

"We love playing for the military," said Daniels.