Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes event March 5

Daniels will be touring the country in 2013, creating greater awareness of the national Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program. Lipscombs Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program offers eligible Post 9/11 GI Bill veterans and their family members an undergraduate degree tuition-free or a graduate degree either tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

"We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar. This shouldnt be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesn't, Daniels said.

Free tickets are made available through the generosity of the event sponsors. They are available at all Middle Tennessee Dailys and Twice Dailys locations, Darrell Waltrip Automotive in Franklin and the Lipscomb University box office. Call 966-7075. Members of the military and their families will be invited as guests of the events corporate sponsors. Guests will have an opportunity to make a donation at the event. Proceeds from the event benefit Lipscomb Universitys Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes Fund benefitting the universitys Yellow Ribbon Program.

Daniels will be joined by some of musics hottest artists. Youngs single, You, marked his fifth consecutive No. 1 hit. Grammy-nominated group, The Grascals, have become one of the most acclaimed bands on todays bluegrass scene for their innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music. Nashville singer, songwriter and best-selling author Keni Thomas is a combat veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu. Bleach is a contemporary Christian rock band that has earned a Dove Award and has released seven albums since the band formed in 1995.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., founded in 1929, is an organization of mothers who have lost sons or daughters in service to the United States. The organization exists to support mothers who have lost loved ones, to promote patriotism and to perpetuate the memory of those who have died in service to the country among other purposes.

In addition, Chase and Operation Homefront will be giving away a home the night of the show to an area Tennessee veteran.

Event sponsors and donors include iostudio, Humana, Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Twice Daily, Bridgestone, Chase, Operation Homefront, Clear Channel, Dollywood, Shofner Vision Center, Trauger & Tuke, Glover Group Entertainment, SunTrust and DSI.

For more information about Lipscomb Universitys Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 966-5176 or visit