Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley And More Remember Charlie Daniels
By Blake Taylor
July 6, 2020
On Monday, July 6, country music icon, Charlie Daniels died at the age of 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. As the news of Daniels' death spread, the country music community turned to social media to remember the legend.
"Lost an amazing man and entertainer today. Rest In Peace, Charlie Daniels," Darius Rucker captioned a photo of himself smiling for a photo with Daniels. Carrie Underwood also shared a picture on Instagram of herself on stage singing alongside Daniels and Brad Paisley. She wrote, "I’m sad for the world and for his family...but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player...see you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels. ❤️❤️❤️"
Paisley also honored the country icon sharing a piece he wrote for Daniels' biography, Never Look at Empty Seats. In the caption he says the words "ring even more true now," adding, "I'm so sad he's gone. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him."
The quote on the memoir reads: "A tale of hard work, musical discovery, and faith, Charlie Daniels’s journey has been one of a kind. Equal parts rebel-rouser and apostle, it’s no small coincidence he launched his career by beating the Devil with a fiddle in hand. I love this man, the things he stands for, and his music. What a story."
Chris Janson remembers Daniels as "A true Country Gentleman." He says, "Gonna miss him big time. Won’t ever forget the last phone call I got from him. No doubt he’s in heaven today. May God Bless my fellow @Opry member, Charlie Daniels."
More posts from the country community remembering the country icon Charlie Daniels can be seen below.
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I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography. They ring even more true now. I’m so sad he’s gone. But I know he had no doubt about where he was going when this life was over. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. He beat the devil with his fiddle, and I’m sure he’s opening up his case and resining up his bow now to play for the Lord. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you. @thecharliedanielsband #charliedaniels
The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels.— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) July 6, 2020
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“Today we lost one of the most talented singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists this world has ever known, #CharlieDaniels. His original style of southern rock/country paved the way for many musicians, including myself. He put the fiddle on the map. If it weren’t for him, the fiddle wouldn’t have made its way into different genres of music, and I wouldn’t be where I am today. Played the hell out of a guitar too... he was a touring beast; always on the road, because he loved it. I’ve heard many stories of how well he treated his band mates, including our own @theclaycook. He loved this country, and played many times overseas for our troops. No one has ever done it like you, and no one ever will. Thank you for your inspiration, you will be missed.” - @jimmydemartini
Charlie Daniels was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around. His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels. Rest In Peace Charlie. 😢— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) July 6, 2020
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