Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
According to several reports, Charlie Daniels, the famous country music singer and songwriter best known for his hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", has passed away. He was 83.

Daniel's publicist Don Murray Grabs confirmed that he died after a hemorrhagic stroke on Monday morning, Tensian reported. He died in a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, according to The Associated Press.

Family members said in a statement posted on Daniel's website that funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

Born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, Daniel began his career as a session musician. He worked for artists such as Leonard Cohen, Ringo Starr and most famously Bob Dillon during his "Nashville Skyline" season.

They formed the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972 and had early success with the release of "Unissi Rider", which PBS reported. Two years later, the band released "Fire on the Mountain", which received gold certification a few months after its release.

Talking to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Daniels attributed the success of his band to his unusual style.

We were country, but it wasn't at the time that the founding of country music was accepted, it certainly wasn't at the time that Nashville was offering, "Daniels said, according to PBS." It was very different from that. The rest of the music was changing. , Moving forward and cooking, and it was time for the country to do the same. And songs like 'Long Haird Country Boy' or 'The South's Going to Do It' or 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' gave him a slight hit. behind ".

In 1974 Daniels began Volunteer Jam, an annual musical show that ran for decades in Nashville, and often performed unannounced by artists such as Don Henley, Amy Grant, James Brown, Pat Boon, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill . Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, Alabama, Billy Joel, Little Richard, BB King, Steve Ray Vaughan, Eugene Fodor, and Woody Harman.

During his decades-long career, Daniels earned numerous accolades and sold over 13.5 million records.

In 2008, when Daniels was 71, he was included in the Grand Ole Opry. A year later, he was inducted into the Musicians' Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. In 2016, he was distinguished as a "pioneer in introducing the sound of Southern rock to country music" and entered the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Daniels told his wife, Hazel, and his son, Charlie Daniels Jr., of Tenness.

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