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WHITE LAKE — The Grand Regal announced Friday that the Charlie Daniels Gallery at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake will host a grand opening on Saturday, May 13th. The press is invited to an exclusive ribbon cutting and first look at noon and the gallery will open to the public at 1 p.m.

Hazel Daniels, widow of the late country music star, will attend the event.

“Goldston’s Beach at White Lake held a special place in Charlie’s heart as he visited here many times as a child,” said Hazel Daniels. “I’m honored to open this gallery to the public and display so many of Charlie’s favorite items at a place that was so dear to him.”

The gallery will feature many of Daniels’ ACM, Dove and CMA awards, his guitars, fiddles, challenge pins he received from his many military performances, a cherished $5 check from Elvis Presley, and many more items that showcase his remarkable music career.

A world-renowned country music, southern rock, and bluegrass legend, Daniels had a special tie to southeastern North Carolina. Born and raised in Wilmington, he spent many summers working in tobacco at his grandfather’s farm in Bladen County and visiting White Lake.

Daniels moved from Wilmington to Nashville in the late 1960’s and his fame skyrocketed in 1979 when the Charlie Daniels Band released “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

“We are thrilled that Goldston’s Beach was chosen as the location for the Charlie Daniels Gallery,” said Jake Womble, CEO of Operations and Management at The Grand Regal. “Charlie Daniels was a man dedicated to his faith, his family, his country, and his incredible career. We are honored to help his family carry on that legacy here at The Grand Regal.”

Admission to the grand opening event is free and souvenirs from The Charlie Daniels Band last planned tour will be available for purchase.

For more information about the event, visit thegrandregal.com/charliedanielsgallery.

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