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Never Look at the Empty Seats

A Memoir

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


The Incredible Story of a Country Music Legend

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more.

Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond. 

Charlie Daniels 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 give them a show and…Never look at the empty seats!”

Customer Reviews

One of the best writers and musicians ever!

Charlie Daniels’ Memoir is very interesting! He has a way of telling stories that capture your interest and help you to envision the scene of what he is talking about! By reading this book of his journey in life, I have learned more about him than I knew; his stories he tells of his life can make you feel like you’ve known him for years. A highly recommended Memoir!

Longtime Fan

Growing up in South Carolina, country music has been a tremendous joy in my life. I have enjoyed many artists over time but none anymore than the CDB. This book gives you an insight into Mr. Charlie Daniels and his interesting adventures over the years. The book shares his true passion for country music, family & our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thank you for a wonderful capsule of your life but most of all the music that you play.

CDB and Then Some

Honored to read such a heart felt genuine share from one of the best people on and off the stage. A true inspiration and the ultimate professional! Thee definition of HOF!

Never Look at the Empty Seats
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Oct 24, 2017
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Length: 252 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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