Charlie Daniels: Country rocker and fiddler died at age 83

Charlie Daniels: Country rocker and fiddler died at age 83
Charlie Daniels: died at age 83


Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, who sang "The Devil Wants Down to Georgia", was recorded with Bob Dylan and a vocal supporter of the American veterans after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke Monday morning broke. He was 83.

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 28, 1936, Charles Edward Daniel was inspired by church music and a local bluegrass band. He listened to WSM and WLAC of Nashville, bringing country and R&B music to Daniel's radio speakers from Music City, North Carolina.

Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who was a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia", has died at the age of 83
A statement from his publicist said that the Country Music Hall of Famer died on Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had seizures.


He was described as having a mild stroke in January 2010 and a heart pacemaker in 2013, but continued to perform.

She was a fixture of the touring circuit for the next 40 years, became a tireless advocate for servicemen and women, and entered the information age as one of the most vocally conservative voices of country music.

A singer, guitarist and fiddler, Daniels began as a session musician, even playing in Bob Dillon's "Nashville Skyline" sessions. In the early 1970s, his five-piece band traveled endlessly, sometimes performing 250 shows a year.


"I can ask people where they are from, and if they say 'Wugan', I can say I've played there. If they say 'Baton Rouge, say, then I can say That I've Been There "In 1998, Daniel said that there is no city where we haven't played.

Daniel performed at the White House, at the Super Bowl, throughout Europe, and often for soldiers in the Middle East.
He played himself in the 1980 John Travolta film "Urban Cowboy" and his proximity to the rise of country music originated from that film was identified.


In 1998, Daniels stated, "I hired people for 20 years and never missed payroll."

Some of the songs of his first days were softened by Daniels in the 1990s, when he was often mired in controversy.

In 1979, "The Devil Watches Down to Georgia", about a duel between a devil and a Whisper named Johnny, Daniel originally called the devil "the son of a bitch", but called it "the son of a gun". "Was converted to.


He sang "Morning Stone" and "Drunk in the afternoon" in his 1980 hit "Long Haird Country Boy". Daniel changed it to "I wake up in the morning. I get down in the afternoon."

"I think I'm sluggish in my old age," Danielle said.

Otherwise, however, they have rarely backed down from your face lyrics.

In 1990, his "ordinary man" suggested drug dealers use lime and child abusers as alligator bait.

In 1980 his "in America" ​​asked the enemies of this country to "go straight to hell".

Such difficult conversations earned him "politically incorrect," commenting to audiences on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show and C-SPAN.

"Devil Went Down to Georgia" was No. 1 on the nation's charts in 1979 and No. 3 on the pop charts. It was voted for one year by the Country Music Association.


In the climate poem, Daniel sang


  • Satan bowed his head because he knew that he was not defeated.



  • He put a golden feel on the ground in Johnny's feet.



  • Johnny said, 'Devils come back now if you ever want to try again.



  • I once told you that you are the son of a gun, I am the best ever."


He hosted regular volunteer jam concerts in Nashville in which artists were usually not pre-announced. Entertainers on the show include Don Henley, Amy Grant, James Brown, Pat Boon, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, The Linked Skynyrd Band, Alabama, Billy Joel, Little Richard, BB King, Steve Ray Vaughan, Eugene Fodor And Woody. Were included. Hermann.


A native of Wilmington, N.C, Daniels starred on several Bob Dylan albums including "New Morning" and "Self-Portrait" as a Nashville recording session guitarist in the late 1960s.

Eventually, at the age of 71, he was invited to appear in an episode of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville's music establishment. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

He said in 1998 that he kept touring because "I didn't play those notes fully". I have never sung every song in its entirety. I am in competition to be better than last night and I can be better than tonight. 


Daniels said his favorite place to play was "anywhere with a good crowd and a good salary."

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