Artist Round-Up: Charlie Daniels Turns 75

RCA Nashville’s Josh Thompson stopped by CMT’s Top 20 Countdown to chat with host Evan Farmer about “CMT On Tour” with Luke Bryan, songwriting on the road, his upcoming album and more. The episode will air Fri., Oct. 28 and Sat., Oct. 29.

Charlie Daniels will celebrate his 75th birthday this weekend with a Friday night show in Louisville, KY and two Saturday night performances at the Grand Ole Opry. Joining him at the Opry will be Clint Black, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, Gretchen Wilson and more.

Daniels is also set to appear on a panel at the Country Music Hall of Fame called Brothers & Sisters: The Rise of Southern Rock Saturday at 1:30 p.m. On the 40th anniversary of Duane Allman’s death, the event will discuss the history of southern rock with figures central to its success including Daniels, Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie), Mike Hyland (Capricorn Records), and Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd).

• Linda Davis, Jonell Mosser, Buddy Jewell, Baillie & the Boys, and Alyssa Bonagura perform tonight (10/27) at the Factory at Franklin to benefit You Have The Power. Visit www.yhtp.org for tickets.

• The Attic @ Piranhas Presents Renegade Masquerade Sun., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.-midnight hosted by Crystal Hoyt. The Costume Party & Jam benefits The American Cancer Society. Also performing will be The Darlins, Aaron Goodvin, Jessica Cayne, Shanna Crooks, Matt Stillwell, Anthony Smith, David Bradley, Lucy Angel, and Phoenix Mendoza.

Billy Dean and Natalie Grant star in Decision, a new movie on the Gospel Music Channel. It was shot in Kingston Springs, Tenn.

Mark Wayne Glasmire on location in Leipers Fork, Tenn. during the video shoot for "Going Home." The Country Network recently added the video to its Breaking Out playlist. The track is from his self-titled EP, coming in 2012. Photo: Bell-Jarboe Films

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