Country music icon Charlie Daniels died after suffering a stroke at the age of 83, on July 6, 2020, in Summit Medical Center, Nashville. Let’s get into more details of Daniels.
Life of Charlie Daniels
Charles Daniels was an American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was born on October 28, 1936, in Wilmington, North California.
Charlie co-wrote ‘It Hurt Me’ in 1964 with producer Bob Johnston.
He was mainly known for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia,’ his number one country hit. Daniels was active as a singer and artist from the 1950s.
He was engaged in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
In 1971, Daniels recorded his first solo album, ‘Charlie Daniels.’ He has produced the 1969 album by the Youngbloods, Elephant Mountain. His first hit was from his 1973 third album, Honey in the Rock ‘Uneasy Rider.’
He has also inspired many generations of the fellow country soloist.
He has raised millions for veterans through his whack and partnerships over the years. He also established a Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Charlie helped to give insight into the many causes that are close to his heart. He was a faithful supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations.
Daniels also raised funds each year with his ‘Volunteer Jam’ in Nashville. He was harmonizing to perform on February 22, 2021, after his initial concert date is September got pushed back.
His body was lead by Mt. Juliet Police officers to Sellars Funeral Home along with Mt. Juliet Rd. Monday afternoon, July 6, 2020. Fans paid their respects by lining the streets.