In Memoriam: Charlie Daniels (1936-2020)

Country music legend Charlie Daniels has died

Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83 years old.

Charlie Daniels - a country and Southern rock legend known for his hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" - has died after suffering a stroke. according to his website. Travis Tritt recalled Daniels' kindness to him when Tritt was a brand-new opening act, while Scotty McCreery reflects on the pair's shared North Carolina roots. In the mid-to-late-1960s, he worked as a session musician in Nashville.

Absolute Publicity, the publicist behind Daniels, announced The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Finally, in 1979, he reached number 3 on the charts with the aforementioned "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", which also earned Daniels a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance.

Country music legend Charlie Daniels has died
Charlie Daniels, Legendary Fiddle Player, Dies At 83

"Charlie Daniels was a reverential innovator".

Alison makes her living loving country music.

A fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Daniels founded The Charlie Daniels Band in 1972 and maintained a busy tour schedule for decades with more than 100 dates each year.


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