Ocean View Stateroom
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests)
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
- One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
- Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
Spacious Ocean View
Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. (Up to 2 guests)
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
- One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
- Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
Ultra Spacious Ocean View
Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family. (Up to 6 people)
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
- One double sofa bed
- One Pullman bed and one twin bed or two Pullman beds
- Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.
Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.
Cruise from Tampa, FL and kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.
Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
HIT THE SAND
A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.
Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.
Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.
Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.
COSTA MAYA, MEXICO
Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.
Take a dip in the sparkling blue waters of Cenote Azul, an open freshwater cenote known for prime snorkeling and swimming.
Venture into the jungle for a taste of ancient Maya history at the Kohunlich and Chacchoben ruins— each well over a thousand years old.
Grab some snorkeling gear and explore the colorful underwater world of Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere.
For casual fare, stick to Mahahual. For upscale options, like fresh seafood and Maya-inspired dishes, opt for Costa Maya’s resorts and boutique hotels. Definitely try cochinita pibil, a traditional dish of slow-roasted pork, and Agua de Jamaica— a sweetened hibiscus flower iced tea that’s a Mexican favorite.
Within the port village, you’ll find shops and stalls selling everything from silver, leather and fragrances, to pottery, liquor and crafts.
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.
Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300.
DIVE INTO ADVENTURE
At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins.
Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
Cozumel’s cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil— a slow-roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico’s signature spirit, tequila.
For great deals and guaranteed stores, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico’s favorite spirit.
A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the
country-music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous,
fiery and always memorable live performances. GRAMMY nominations. CMT and ACM
awards. Nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. Hell, even a slew of movie and TV roles
have come the Grand Ole Opry member’s way. But ask Adkins what’s left to prove in his
career and the small-town Louisiana native says it’s simple: the itch remains. To create.
To collaborate. To continually feel the excitement that comes after whipping up a new
song out of thin air and laying it down to tape. It’s what, after all these years, he says he
still craves. “It’s an adrenaline rush and I love it,” says Adkins, who is back in the studio
working on a new project. “There’s nothing else like that,” the Louisiana naive offers.
“That is still my favorite thing to do in this business. Go into the studio with just some
lyrics and a melody and then let the finest musicians in the world help take it and turn it
into something magical. It liberates me. I just dig it!”
Working with some of Nashville’s most respected songwriters, Adkins continues to find
ways to connect with his fans through music while recording what he describes as
autobiographical songs throughout his career. “Over the years people have asked me
‘How could we get to know you?’ Well, if you really wanted to know who Trace Adkins
is go back and listen to the album cuts on the records I’ve done over my career. Those are
the songs that reflect where I was in my head at the time I made that record.”
It’s an interesting change of perspective for Adkins, however, when he hits the road for a
slew of his now legendary live gigs. Where the studio offers him unique insight into his
current state of mind, onstage, when revisiting his classic songs like “You’re Gonna Miss
This” or “Every Light in the House” nearly every evening, he says he’s taken back, if
only for a brief while, to earlier moments in his life.
“It’s hard to describe, I gotta be honest,” he says of being overcome with emotion and
reflection when trotting out some of his time-tested cuts for adoring audiences. “I’ve
gotten to the point now where I’ll be onstage singing ‘Every Light In The House Is On’
and I look down at the crowd and realize that person right there wasn’t even alive when I
recorded that song.” He laughs. “To watch their face go, Oh, that’s a cool hook, it’s like
‘Oh my god, that’s the first time that person ever heard that song!’”
Adkins says he’s profoundly touched that he serves as an inspiration to a younger
generation of country artists, much in the way he revered icons like Johnny Cash and
Merle Haggard when first moving to Nashville. “I dig it. I want to be in that position,” he
says of taking the reigns as an elder statesman of the genre. “I want to be looked at that
way. I want those guys to think and know they can walk up to me and ask me anything
and know that I’m here for them and I’ll help them however I can. I relish that position.
With one million followers on Spotify and over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million
spins per month), the longstanding country icon has yet to lose any of his trademark
passion and killer instinct for his craft. The 57-year-old is as fired up as ever to be back
on the road this year, taking his music to the fans once again. “I get a kick out of it. I still
enjoy the camaraderie, the band of brothers, your crew and your band. I’m an old jock. I
like team sports,” he says of a continued passion for touring. “I like it when the new guy
is closing for me and we turn it up a notch or two and just absolutely kick his ass. You go
out and put a boot in somebody’s ass!”
Ask Adkins where he goes from here and he’ll say it’s quite simple: keep doing what he
knows and loves. Performing. Creating. Inspiring. He adores it. And, he adds, he knows
so many of his lifelong fans, and new ones to boot, do too. “I’m gonna go out there and
find those people,” he says with a laugh of the coming months. “I’m gonna bring a band
and turn it up real loud! And we’re gonna have a good time!”
A chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated frontman, David Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. He reaches a new creative peak with 2018's Only This and Nothing More, a record that matches his longtime melodic chops — as heard on Number One hits like "Whatever She's Got" and "Let It Rain" — with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. This is the sound of David Nail turning a new page, kicking off the newest chapter in a book that continues to unfold.
It's also the most collaborative album of his career. Billed not as a solo album, but as a project by David Nail and the Well Ravens, Only This and Nothing More finds its frontman leaving behind the familiar comfort of his longtime record label and, instead, uncovering new ground with help from two longtime partners. Those collaborators are multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall.
Years before the three musicians teamed up to create Only This and Nothing More, they toured the country together as road warriors, with Petroff playing bass in Nail's band and Hall serving as the group's monitor engineer. It was a bonding experience, filled with sold-out shows, bus rides from town to town, and creative sparks. The sparks fly once again with Only This and Nothing More, whose songs straddle the boundary between country storytelling, indie rock instrumentation, pop hooks, and the southern twang of Nail's voice.
"In the beginning, there were no expectations," says Nail, who recorded the project in Hall's home studio in south Nashville. "We'd build new songs out of guitar grooves, drum loops, or bass licks. We'd record our parts on the spot. It was very spontaneous. One of our only rules was, we weren't going to chase anything specific. It needed to happen naturally."
Gradually, a distinctive sound took shape. Inspired not only by his country roots, but also the guitar-heavy stomp of Oasis, the reverb-heavy wash of Ryan Adams, the rhythmic punch of the Black Keys, and the anthemic swell of Kings of Leon, Nail and the Well Ravens co-wrote a collection of songs that placed a contemporary spin on older sounds. Over the course of three different recording sessions, they both created and captured tracks like "Cheatin' on Me" (a waltzing ballad that's retro and modern, like a digital remix of a 1950s sock-hop hit), "Over" (a gritty nod to the British Invasion bands of the 1990s), "Heavy" (which updates the sounds of '80s pop/rock for the current decade), and "The Gun" (the album's most haunting number, rooted in a fictional story about family violence). Fueled by adrenaline and coffee, all three collaborators shared the workload equally, with Andrew Petroff handling much of the instrumental duties — including the electric guitar, whose spacey textures helped inspire the album's overall tone, as well as bass, drums, synthesizers, and digital loops — and Nail providing the lyrical and melodic ideas.
"It was great to watch David explore these new sounds without having to worry about the boundaries and limitations of multiple different people telling him what to do," says Hall, who pushed the singer's melodies in a string of spontaneous, in-the-moment takes. "He was open to anything. He was free."
"There were no rules during the songwriting and recording," adds Petroff. "We just aimed for whatever felt right in the moment. Every day, we'd start from zero. We'd jam together over a drum loop or a weird synth sound or a guitar effect, and that would inspire David to come up with new melodies. We'd follow the spirit of the song, wherever it led."
The result is David Nail's most sonically adventurous work to date, as well as his first release as an independent artist. With one foot planted in the organic sound of his country past and the other pointing toward newer territory, he shows off the full range of his abilities. He's a country crooner one moment, an indie rocker the next, and a diversely compelling frontman throughout.
Most importantly, he's an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations. David Nail and the Well Ravens spread their wings with Only This and Nothing More, and the result — with its soundscapes, digital elements, guitar fuzz, and lush wall of sound — is the soundtrack to Nail taking flight.
The line between gossip and psychotherapy is sometimes mighty thin.
There Goes the Neighborhood, the debut album by Jenny Tolman, casts the clever
newcomer – hailed by Sound Opinions as a “storyteller par excellence” – as a member of a highclass,
white trash welcoming committee, an observant woman who sees other people on her own
fictitious block through a humorous, surface-scraping veneer.
Tolman conveys her songs with “the sass of Nikki Lane mixed with the clever wordplay
of Brandy Clark,” according to Rolling Stone, making a scintillating statement about the
complexities of modern femininity by exploring her own womanhood through a make-believe
Music provides the ideal vehicle for Tolman to examine a sometimes-painful world with
a blast of sardonic humor as she continues to distance herself from very difficult teen years and
fully embrace her bold, brazen adult viewpoint.
“We live in a society where you’re told not to feel things,” she says. “But that’s literally
what you survive off of: your feelings and your instincts.”
That Tolman would turn to music to find her way makes complete sense. She grew up in
Nashville, the daughter of a talent buyer who started in music as a member of a barbershop
quartet, the Indian River Boys. Interacting as a concert professional with the likes of Garth
Brooks, Vince Gill and The Oak Ridge Boys, the Tolmans established a safe home environment
while treating stardom as if it were run of the mill.
But safety turned to danger as she reached dating age. She endured a rocky, threatening
relationship as a teen – the kind that leads to courtroom drama and restraining orders. She
became extremely withdrawn but found with her first efforts at writing hat music helped her
process the confusion and agony.
“Those songs were very sad and very self-therapeutic,” she recalls. “But that was a crazy
time in my life. I had anxiety problems and felt so lonely and so isolated from everything that
seemed ‘normal’ and that I believed I ‘should be doing.’ That was a chapter of being young and
not understanding what was going on around me.”
She developed quickly, and the songs progressed. The darkness in the songs evolved into
hope, and that positivity helped her take pride in her hard-won individuality, much like the
women she already admired in music, including Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton
and Alicia Keys.
“I would always try to fit in with everybody, but I didn’t,” Tolman remembers. “Now it’s
so clear – I don’t want to be like anybody else. I just want to be like me, because if I’m like
everybody else, then I’m nobody.”
She started playing open-mic nights and guitar pulls in Nashville, timidly at first, but
music professionals invariably recognized her singular creative talent. That included songwriters
such as Mark D. Sanders (“I Hope You Dance”), Rory Bourke (“You Look So Good In Love”)
and Marty Dodson (“Must Be Doin’ Something Right”), plus producer Dave Brainard (Brandy
Clark, Jerrod Niemann), who was enamored with the sultry-but-vulnerable quality in her voice.
Tolman and Brainard began writing regularly, and he helped her connect with the wry
influences in her arsenal, including Roger Miller, Bobby Bare and Shel Silverstein. As their
writing relationship continued, the dramatic, weighty attitudes of some of her earlier songs soon
evolved into witty, slice-of-life writing, often using gossipy observation to demonstrate how
relationships with others can provide insight about one’s relationship with themselves.
A chunk of those songs coalesced into There Goes the Neighborhood, taking a sort of
Desperate Housewives approach while portraying a series of women who are at once lovable and
neurotic. Building the album as a cast of characters allowed Tolman to inject pieces of her own
personality into each storyline without making it entirely autobiographical. She casts the other
women’s eccentricities with a stark humor, then takes a deep dive into the dark corners of her
The album vacillates from the “coupon-clipper with a push-up bra” who flirts with the
butcher in “Work It” to the woman battling cruel inner voices in “Love You Too.” Particularly
revealing is “So Pretty,” a song that explores a bout with jealousy. It comes from Tolman’s own
heart, though the real story is reshaped to depict a woman who discovers that her hatred for a
perceived rival is unfounded.
“I had entered into a relationship where my boyfriend was still good friends with his ex,
and I was very threatened by that at first,” Tolman recalls. “I wished she wasn’t so pretty and so
sweet. I wanted her to be a monster, but she wasn’t. So ‘So Pretty’ was inspired by that, but
ended up being written from a little bit different point of view.”
That’s serious stuff, but it’s balanced throughout There Goes the Neighborhood. It
includes several interstitial skits that literally advertise her artful humor, plus edgy statements
(“Ain’t Mary Jane”), picturesque amusements (“High Class White Trash,” “Work It”) and songs
of unbridled commitment (“Till My Tank Is Empty,” “Used To My Cooking”).
“There’s a huge thread of self-perception and body image and being pretty and being
feminine, and a whole take on all of society’s pressures,” she says of the songs. “That, to me in
my life, is the most prevalent issue right now: women empowerment and women
disempowerment at the same time.”
In the end, There Goes the Neighborhood is a sort of Gladys Kravitz take on
relationships, a snoopy, busy-body approach to figuring out how other people work. But in the
process of looking at those other characters, Tolman’s own relationship with herself begins to
make sense. Her darker, brooding period has given way to a lighter, funny Jenny Tolman who
embraces a glass-half-full approach to life.
THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock
anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more
indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken
patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 81, Charlie
has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to
support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing
bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys. After moving to Nashville in 1967,
he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer.
Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was
released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as
Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tried his hand at producing the Youngbloods’
Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind.
His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo
album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels
Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then
the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country
Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp”
and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a
Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as
single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.
The CDB performed 100+ concert dates in 2017, including performances on the
Grand Ole Opry and will perform another full concert schedule in 2018.
“I love what I do,” says Charlie of his 60-plus years in the music business. “I look
forward to entertaining people. When show time gets here, I’m ready to go, ready to
go play for them. It’s a labor of love. I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy
Whether performing in the hit 80s movie Urban Cowboy, singing on Easter Sunday
at his local church or leading an all-star cast at one of his famed Volunteer Jams,
Charlie just exudes joy whenever he steps on stage and he’s always been quick to
provide a platform for other artists to shine. In 1974 he invited some friends to join
him at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium for an all-star concert he dubbed The
Volunteer Jam. The event continued for years and was broadcast in the U.S. and
internationally. Over the years, the Jam featured a diverse line up that included
Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Roy Acuff, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Crystal Gayle, James
Brown, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, George Thorogood, Kris Kristofferson, Little
Richard, Tammy Wynette, Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, B. B. King and the Allman
As diverse as his live shows have always been, his discography has also reflected
Charlie’s love of multiple genres. In 1994 he released his first Christian album, The
Door, on Sparrow Records. The album won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove
Award for Best Country Album and “Two Out of Three” was named video of the year
by the Christian Country Music Association. In 1997, Sony Wonder released
Charlie’s first children’s album, “By The Light of The Moon: Campfire Songs and
An astute businessman as well as talented musician, Charlie launched Blue Hat
Records in 1997 with his longtime personal manager David Corlew. The label
released such memorable albums as Blues Hat, Tailgate Party, Road Dogs, Fiddle
Fire: 25 Years of the Charlie Daniels Band and his first bluegrass album 2005’s Songs
From the Longleaf Pines and 2007’s album Deuces, featuring duets with Brad Paisley,
Gretchen Wilson, Bonnie Bramlett, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee
and Darius Rucker.
Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including
his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and
becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was presented the Pioneer Award by
the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his
songwriting. He also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Any conversation with the legendary artist, however, rarely includes any of his
accomplishments. He’d rather shine the spotlight on the many causes that are close
to his heart. He’s always been a staunch supporter of the military, and for several
years headlined a special concert at David Lipscomb University benefiting the
Yellow Ribbon Program which provided scholarships for veterans. Among those
who have supported Charlie Daniels for an evening of great music include Luke
Bryan, Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Lee
Greenwood, Darryl Worley, the Grascals, and actor Gary Sinise.
Charlie also lends his time and talent to numerous other charitable organizations,
including the Jason Foundation Golf Classic, an organization that targets teen suicide
prevention, and the Galilean Children’s Home in Liberty, KY, which provides a home
for abused and neglected children. “I’ve been affiliated with them for a long, long
time and it’s just a great place,” Charlie says of the home founded by Jerry and Sandy
Tucker. “They take in babies whose mothers are going to prison. They give kids a
good stable Christian home and love them. It’s just a wonderful place.”
For many years, Charlie has been the host for The Charlie Daniels Celebrity Golf
Classic & Angelus Concert in Hudson, FL, a benefit for The Angelus, a full-time
residential facility and day school program for the severely handicapped. He has
been a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory
Board and has been a longtime supporter of the T. J. Martell Foundation and its
numerous events aiding cancer research. He was the headliner for many years for
the Christmas 4 Kids concert at the Ryman Auditorium, a fundraiser that provided a
happy holiday for needy children.
Charlie says of using his celebrity status to aid worthy causes, “I have a very unique
opportunity because of being in the music community, you try to give back to some
extent. I do feel like people should. We should all do as much as we can.”
In 2014, Charlie Daniels with David Corlew founded The Journey Home Project, a
501(c)(3) non-profit, whose mission is to help the Veterans of the United States
For Charlie’s birthday in 2016, 3 Doors Down, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton,
Travis Tritt, Larry the Cable Guy and more joined him to celebrate the milestone at
his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. A portion of
the proceeds from the sold out concert were donated to the The Journey Home
Charlie’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, gave him a bookend
to his memoir, Never Look At The Empty Seats, an autobiography that was released
Oct .24, 2017. The book includes stories about his life, his career, experiences along
the way and a wee bit of advice to those who would like to pursue a career in music.
Daniels legendary musical career of over 60 years, won him a Grammy Award,
earned inductions into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and
sold over 20 million records.
Memories, Memoirs & Miles - Songs Of A Lifetime-Charlie Daniels current cd that
was released Oct. 20th, 2017, chronicles the musical journey of the Country Music
Hall of Fame member through the years. In his book, an autobiography / memoir of
his life, Charlie writes about his earliest musical influences starting with Bluegrass,
then came his days of playing the clubs and honing his craft, entertaining! He then
moved to Nashville where he was introduced to session work, playing on three Bob
Dylan albums, Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning. Then came the CDB
years, through Southern Rock and Country, Gospel and Patriotic hits. This album is
perfect for listening along while reading his book, “Never Look At The Empty Seats”
in which Charlie presents a life lesson for all of us regardless of profession:
“Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not
included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it
all out there every show. You’re concerned with the people who showed up, not the
ones who didn’t. So always give them a show, and never look at the empty seats!”
- Charlie Daniels latest studio album, Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E
The new ten-track album was released Oct. 26th and features lead vocals, guitar and
fiddle by Daniels, James Stroud on drums and percussion, Billy Crain on guitar,
and Charlie Hayward on bass.
"Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E is the culmination of a long held desire of James
Stroud and myself to do a project together," says Daniels. "We had worked together,
with James in the capacity of producer, which had resulted in some of our most
successful albums for The Charlie Daniels Band, but James is one of the finest and
most soulful drummers in the business and I figured we could get together, musician
to musician, and come up with something special. We just needed a vehicle in the
form of songs that would fit the bill."
Daniels describes the new recordings as "Downhome, Swampy Rock meets Funk
with a little taste of 'Delta' type of style."
Charlie Daniels, beloved American icon, author, and patriot, has penned a new
book that shares his signature wit and powerful lessons that he’s learned from
traveling and playing all around the world. Let’s All Make the Day Count: The Every
Day Wisdom of Charlie Daniels (Thomas Nelson, Nov. 6, 2018) is an entertaining
and impactful book for those who have enjoyed his daily “let’s all make the day
count” tweets and want to hear more personal stories from his life.
“I have leaned heavily on my personal journey and the times I’ve knocked my head
against various walls through the years while learning life’s lessons,” Daniels said.
“I’ve excerpted segments of my highest and lowest times, my most devastating
defeats and most rewarding victories, and how I’ve come to truly value making the
day count, every single day.”
Let’s All Make the Day Count includes 100 readings that cover such topics as
starting again after loss; standing your ground; how to be successful; how to show
people you care; choosing your words carefully; and many more. Daniels
accompanies every story with a Bible verse and a short takeaway.
Daniels also released a companion CD of the same name on Nov. 2, available
exclusively at Walmart stores, released by Blue Hat Records, distributed by BFD.
The CDB will perform 100+ concert dates in 2019 with no signs of slowing down.
Whether you’ve heard her hosting SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry, hosting a festival or performing for her fans, Danielle has established herself as a multifaceted talent in the music industry.
An accomplished recording artist and performer, Danielle knows of which she speaks, having travelled that path on the way to completing How Freedom Feels, her third studio album, soon to be released. No stranger to country fans, she's enjoyed chart success with songs including "I Don't," "Findin' A Good Man" and "Isn't That Everything," and has cultivated a loyal fan base on the road, performing hundreds of shows both as a headliner and in support of country music's biggest names. But while music has driven her life since childhood, it's only recently that she's centered it in a deeply personal place.
"When I first came to town I had been writing songs by myself and performing them on the road," she explains of early years with her Ohio-based band. "When I got to Nashville the big thing was co-writing, so I had to learn how to write with someone else. I felt like I always had to have 10 ideas and was always writing toward the catchy song, the clever turn of phrase, something I thought radio would want. It wasn't so much about what was inside of me, where I was at or what I believed. A lot of the songs I wrote back then are great, but I've learned to let go of some of that and write from a more personal perspective."
Not only has her writing style evolved into the current artist she is today, but she has utilized her talents in other areas. When she’s not performing shows, you can hear her every weekday from noon-4pm CST as the host of SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry Channel 61, where she gets to play some of her favorite music by her friends, but also gets to share some of the good stories from years of touring with fellow Y2K artists. Additionally, she has hosted several Y2Kountry Specials featuring artists such as Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Randy Houser and Gretchen Wilson. When not broadcasting to all of North America, you may find her hosting your local/regional music festival, corporate function or charity event. Be on the lookout to where she will pop up next.