REVIEW: Charlie Daniels Headlines the Wilson County Fair

Wilson County was proud to show off the incredible talents of Charlie Daniels; who along with his namesake band gave the hometown fans an outstanding performance at the 2010 Wilson County Fair, August 16th. The concert was held in the Exposition Center and proceeds benefited Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry. Daniel’s, a Wilson County resident, has always been known for giving back to the community where he lives and chose Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry as the charity to benefit from this concert.

Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry (Lebanon, TN) has distributed food to needy families in Wilson County since 1999 when it gave food to 22 families and in 2009, 2.3 million lbs. of food was distributed to Wilson County residents. For more information on Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry, go to

Admission to the fair was increased by $1.00 per ticket, with the additional $1.00 going to Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry. Canned or non-perishable food items were also collected for Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry at all gates to the fair.

Opening for Daniels was Trevor Finlay; a multi-faceted guitarist/singer-songwriter who has stormed stages around the world from his native Canada to Australia and France, wowing audiences and winning everywhere. Onstage, Finlay is a musical dynamo, showcasing an eclectic, stir-fried mix of hard-driving roots rock, rock and rockabilly on electric guitar and Violap.

During Charlie Daniels 50+ year career, he has scored hits on rock, country, pop and Christian charts and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 19, 2008 and in 2009 into the Musicians Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards from the County Music Association, Academy of Country Music, the Gospel Music Association and a Grammy. His signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," topped both country and pop charts, bringing him international acclaim. Charlie Daniels' energy and strong support for our nation is evidenced by his many accolades. His volunteer spirit, support of our troops and down to earth philosophy exemplifies him as a true American patriot; and his emotional tribute during his rendition of “Amazing Grace” had the crowd on their feet and singing word for word along with the musical legend.

Closing the show and a highlight of the evening was when Lisa Patton’s teenage daughter, Brenna, was asked to join Daniels on stage and play dueling fiddles during “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”. Patton is the weathercaster at WKRN-TV (Ch. 2 Nashville) and a familiar face to many local Tennessee residents. Brenna performed with perfection and being a Wilson County resident as well, had plenty of fans cheering her on and showing their pride of the local talent on stage together.

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