Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83

2020-07-06

Charlie Daniels has passed away at the age of 83.

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Country music legend Charlie Daniels has passed away, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke

Charlie Daniels has passed away. The country music star and head of the Charlie Daniels Band died Monday morning (July 6) after a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.

Daniels’ biggest hit was “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which he released with the Charlie Daniels Band in the late-70s. The band was also known for chart-topping country singles such as “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The Legend of Wooley Swamp.” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1979, making it a major crossover hit for the country music genre.

Daniels was a significant presence in the music world up until his death. He released a new album in 2018, “Beau Weevils – Songs in the Key of E (2018),” and was planning to tour with the Marshal Tucker Band in 2020, until the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down touring.

Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels is survived by wife of more than 50 years, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr.

Funeral arrangements will be given in the coming days, according to a release from Daniels’ publicist.

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