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Charlie Daniels
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Charlie Daniels in September 2017
Background information
Birth name Charles Edward Daniels
Born (1936-10-28)October 28, 1936
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Died July 6, 2020(2020-07-06) (aged 83)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
Instruments
Years active 1958–2020
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Associated acts
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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, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

Daniels was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. 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.

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