Hometown: Kumamoto, Japan
Web site: http://www.countrygold.net/charlie/index_main.html
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Charlie has been singing country music since 1956, and formed his band Charlie and Cannonballs in 1961. Over the years, his band often played at U.S. military bases around Asia to boost troop morale. He is a Kentucky Colonel and honorary citizen of 33 U.S. states, and was a guest at a White House state dinner during the Presidency of Bill Clinton. He has also been featured at the Grand Old Opry, and has received numerous awards including the Ambassador Mansfield Award for enhancing U.S.-Japan ties through music
He is the founder of the Country Gold music festival in Kumamoto.
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~Performing at Country Gold 2010~