Charlie Daniels

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Daniels in August 2006

Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American country singer-songwriter and musician. He played a fiddle and country rock music. His best known song was "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".

He was honored into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002,[1] the Grand Ole Opry in 2008,[2] the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009,[3] and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.[4]

Daniels was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.[5] Daniels was married to Hazel Daniels from 1963 until his death. They had a son, Charlie Daniels, Jr., and three grandchildren.

Daniels died from a stroke on July 6, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 83.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Inductees". Cheyenne Frontier Days. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  2. Owens, Jonathan (January 24, 2008). "Charlie Daniels inducted into Opry Hall of Fame". The Sanford Herald. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. Gilbert, Calvin (October 13, 2009). "News: Rascal Flatts Perform With Toto During Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". CMT.
  4. Watts, Cindy (March 29, 2016). "Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster to be inducted to Country Music Hall of Fame". The Tennessean.
  5. "Biography". Charlie Daniels. CMT.com. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  6. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels dies at 83

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Charlie Daniels at Wikimedia Commons