Country Music Hall Of Fame Artist Charlie Daniels Dies At 83

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  • Country-rock musician Charlie Daniels has died. 
  • He died at the age of 83 from a hemorrhagic stroke. 
  • Many know his song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

 

Singer-songwriter Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83. He reportedly had a hemorrhagic stroke. Charlie is best known for his country and Southern rock music in the ’70s and ’80s. One of his most popular hit songs is “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Charlie was born on October 28, 1936, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He grew up listening to all different types of music. He began playing many instruments when he was young including the guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. Charlie started his long career in Nashville writing music for other artists, including Elvis Presley himself.

Singer-songwriter and musician Charlie Daniels has died at 83

charlie daniels and his guitar
Charlie and his guitar / Brownie Harris/Corbis via Getty Images

He soon started performing. His music easily switches between genres of country, rock gospel, pop and more. His first act was with the Misty Mountain Boys. For instance, “In America,” “Simple Man,” and “This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag” are some of his popular songs.

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charlie daniels performing
Charlie Daniels / Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images

Charlie was very patriotic and devoted to helping American military and veterans. He founded the non-profit the Journey Home Project with his manager David Corlew to help veterans. He also routinely played for the military.

Charlie joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition, he is in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife Hazel and son Charlie Jr.

In conclusion, listen to Charlie Daniels and his band perform the classic “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” below:

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