Charlie Daniels Dies at 83

| July 6, 2020

Charlie Daniels has passed at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Fame member died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. In addition to his music, Daniels advocated several causes, including supporting the U.S. military with The Journey Home Project, which he founded in 2014.
Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Daniels.

Country music legend Charlie Daniels dies at 83

By Tyler McCarthy

Country Music legend Charlie Daniels, best known for his monster 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.

According to a press release from his representatives, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., where doctors determined his cause of death.

Daniels accumulated a slew of accolades and awards during his long career in music, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He also won a Dove Award for gospel albums and a coveted Grammy Award for best country vocal performance by a duo or group.


“Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need,” a statement from Daniels’ representatives reads.

Read the entire article here: Fox News

Hat tip to our own Gun Bunny for the head’s up.

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  1. Fyrfighter says:

    Saw him three times in concert. A gentleman and patriot.

    RIP sir

  2. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    I was takin’ a trip out to LA
    toolin’ along in my Chevrolet
    Tokin’ on a number and diggin’ on he radio

    RIP Mr Daniels

    • Thunderstixx says:

      “I wonder if anybody would think I flipped if I went to LA, via Omaha !!!
      Great tune. I used to know all the words to it and did it more than a few times at some really drunken parties, back in the day…..
      RIP to a Great American !!!

      • David says:

        “I don’t even have a garage, you can ask my wife!” Didn’t know he did that till long after I bought the Long Haired Country Boy album. Liked LHCB even more than MMR.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    It was my Honor and Privilege to meet Charlie and the boys with the CDB on several occasions. A true American Patriot that loved his Country and had the utmost respect for all of Her Veterans. I could have posted any number of his hits that I loved, but y’all know how I am. I’m proud I’m a Rebel!

    God’s Speed and Fare Well Charlie. Thanks for all of the Good Times. I’ll see you again, on the other side! Rest in Peace Brother!

    Thanks for the post Bro…You Da Man.

  4. Sapper3307 says:

    Caught him in Kuwait 05.

  5. The Other Whitey says:

    I just came off a fire and saw this. Now I’m sad. God rest him.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Rest In Peace Mr. Daniels, and thank you for all the fun times and great music.

  7. UpNorth says:

    God bless, Charlie, Rest in Peace.

  8. FuzeVT says:

    Rest in peace, sir.
    I saw him at Al Asad in 2009. Where I better at this, I would embed the videos I took. As it is here:
    I was waiting in the crowd, pretty stoked to see him play, and just as he steps up to the stage a sandstorm blows in! Crappy luck, for sure. He kept playing for a while, as you can see, but it started to rain so he played Devil. . . and had to call it a night.

  9. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    Saw him live twice, once in Colorado Springs while I was at Ft. Carson and once between my two Iraq tours; only about 20 years in between, but he was just as good!! Fair winds and following seas, Sir.

  10. OWB says:

    Sad. Very sad. He will be missed.

    Great musician and a great American.

  11. Sparks says:

    He supported service pesonnel and veterans. He will truly be missed.

  12. Bubblehead Ray says:

    Saw him at Summerfest in Milwaukee in the early 90’s. Incredible talent.

    2020 sucks. Just sayin’

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Mr D.

  13. The Stranger says:

    Since nobody else did, fuck it, I will…

  14. The Stranger says:

    Oh, and when I pull the pin and retire…this is gonna be me! Just because I was born in a steel mill town in Indiana don’t mean I ain’t a country boy at heart.

  15. 5th/77th FA says:

    For the ones that never made it all the way home.