Charlie Daniels, founder of the Charlie Daniels Band, has died. Daniels died at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee after suffering a hemorrhagic stoke this morning. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs.
Daniels is best know for his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Daniels was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame. He was very patriotic and was a huge supporter of all military efforts and founded The Journey Home Project to provide relief to veterans. Click here to learn more.
He is survived by his wife Hazel and son Charlie Daniels Jr.
Charlie has taken the stage in Frederick, MD many times. He’s played his iconic fiddle at the Weinberg Center and at The Great Frederick Fair. Here’s Tom and Gabby backstage before his performance at the Weinberg Center April, 2019.
RIP to the Long Haired Country Boy. The first time I ever stepped foot on stage was on the Volunteer Jam. One of the kindest people I ever met in this business. pic.twitter.com/3RrwpvojRe
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) July 6, 2020
Just learning of the passing of this great man. What a hero. A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon. Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels. pic.twitter.com/BiQ4FlAlPc
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) July 6, 2020