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As the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam kicked off on the evening of Nov. 30, it was almost as if the thousands that packed into Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena could literally feel that the night was going to be one that they would never forget.

But chances are that nobody thought THIS would happen.

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As Charlie came on stage to put the finishing touches on yet another successful Volunteer Jam, the crowd did a double take as they noticed country music legend Randy Travis walking toward Charlie.

Come to find out, Randy was on hand to present Charlie with the first-ever Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award, honoring his commitment to veterans via The Journey Home Project.

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And then, as if the moment wasn’t memorable enough, Randy was so moved that he even was able to say the two words that so many people were saying with Charlie.

“Thank you.”

Indeed, the moment capped off a night that included dynamic performances from artists such as Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Larry the Cable Guy and 3 Doors Down.

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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