Charlie Daniels, Country Music Legend Dies at 83
Charlie Daniels, country music legend dies at age 83. Known for his famous hit, “Devil Went Down to Georgia, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died from a stroke at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee
Daniels is one of the early inspirations for Southern rock and still impacts country music and bluegrass music today.
As a North Carolina native, Charlie Daniels began his music career in the early 1950’s. He later settled in the Middle Tennessee area shortly after he found success. Daniels was inducted in the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
He and his wife Hazel had been married for over 50 years and in a recent interview, she claimed the success of their marriage relied on the fact that they never went to bed angry, were thankful for their blessings, and simply loved each other.
Daniels was very active on Twitter and was never afraid to voice his opinion or his love for others and his faith in God.
In 1979, Daniels made a name for himself in music history with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which he wrote and that earned him the Grammy award for best country vocal performance.
Daniels was a patriot and a fine American who loved his country. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr.