MANHATTAN, KS - JUNE 22: Charlie Daniels performs during Kicker Country Stampede - Day 2 at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 22, 2018 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede)
Country legend Charlie Daniels, known for hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye” and others, passed away this morning (7/6) at age 83 in a Tennessee hospital due to a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels also was a session player for artists like Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and others.
Daniels maintained a heavy touring schedule still, last appearing in The Great Lakes Bay Region at the 2018 Clare County Fair.
In addition to his country music accolades, Daniels was also known for his unwavering support of our nation’s military. He, along with his manager, founded the “Journey Home Project” which aided veterans of the United States armed forces.
Charlie Daniels was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.