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Country Superstar Charlie Daniels Headlines DeBartolo Pregame ShowDecember 11, 2006
Tampa, FL -- Game officials announced today that legendary country superstar Charlie Daniels will perform the National Anthem at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Year’s Day. The college football bowl game will match the University of Tennessee against Penn State University in front of a sellout crowd in Raymond James Stadium.
“The Outback Bowl has a reputation for its dazzling DeBartolo Pregame Show that includes college bands, dancers, military fly-bys and sky divers. Charlie Daniels addition as our anthem singer makes our presentation even more spectacular for the fans,” Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay.
Daniels, known for his fiddle playing, has been a music icon for over 40 years and has become an integral part of the American popular culture. CDB music, as Daniels likes to call it, is an exhilarating mixture of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, and gospel.
Although geared to the mindset of the southern lifestyle, Daniels strikes a chord with all Americans since his music at times can be rebel rousing with the spirit that embraces the American ideal.
Charlie Daniels energy and strong support for our nation is evidenced by his many accolades. His volunteer spirit and down to earth philosophy exemplifies this true American patriot. He will be performing at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, FL on December 31.
The Outback Bowl will be televised internationally on ESPN TV in HD and can be heard nationally on ESPN Radio and in the Tampa Bay market on 620 WDAE AThe Sports Animal.” For information on the Outback Bowl, events, attractions and hotels in the Tampa Bay area go to the bowl=s web site at www.outbackbowl.com.