Our close friend, family member of Nine Line, Country Music Hall of Fame artist and legend, Charlie Daniels, passed away Monday morning at age 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Daniels is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr. He is perhaps best known for the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” recorded in 1979.

Tributes have poured in for Daniels since his death was announced.

Sean Hannity posted to his Twitter account: Today America lost A Great American who loved God Family Country and our brave heroes. Heaven has a new angel today. God speed Charlie Daniels. All our love and prayers to his family, friends and fans around the world, he is irreplaceable and we mourn with you all.

Meghan McCain shared her thoughts as well.

“Oh man, screw 2020!! First John Prine now Charlie Daniels….?!?!? Somebody for the love of God put Willie Nelson in a safe, secure place…

In a statement former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said, “Just learned legendary superstar Charlie Daniels, 83, has died. @CharlieDaniels was the greatest. A wonderful entertainer, Christian gentleman, servant to our veterans like no other, & humble, kind man despite being multi-talented, successful, and hard working. #heartbroken.”

Fellow country stars also weighed in.

The Oak Ridge Boys tweeted, “This is devastating news … our brother Charlie Daniels has gone home … hard to process this immeasurable loss … goodbye Charlie … until that glorious day … We KNOW where you are now.”

Musician John Rich called Daniels a “hero and friend.”

“Our hero and friend @CharlieDaniels has just entered the pearly gates of Heaven. Thank you Sir for all you gave the world, and your fierce love of God and Country. We will always love and respect you,” he tweeted.

Tim McGraw called him “genuine, kind and thoughtful.”

Oh man, sad to hear about @CharlieDaniel passing…I grew up on his music… brilliant songs and smokin’ records. And always, without fail, every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he was one of most genuine, kind and thoughtful folks I’ve ever run across.

And posted his favorite clip of Daniels.

Travis Tritt said “My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away. Charlie was the first legendary artist to take me under his wing and encourage me.”

Many people know Charlie Daniels as an NRA member and outspoken pro-life supporter, but his political views evolved over time. His earliest hit called “Uneasy Rider” portrayed him as a country boy caught in an argument with right-wingers at a “redneck” bar. He was an early support of Jimmy Carter and even performed at his 1977 inauguration.

But Daniels cemented his place in American consciousness with his blistering fiddle-playing in his number one hit.

We will Never Forget ALL that he has done for our beloved country. Rest Easy, Charlie.

RIP, Sir.

One Response

  1. Steven Heib

    I have been such a enormous fan of Charlie every since I was a child to thepresent day in which I’m now 40, being a ” good ol’ boy ” from West Virginia his music has always spoke so loudly to me, you couldn’t find more of a true Role Model anywhere in America, his love for Family, God and County will never be surpassed, I have so emensly enjoyed the frequent social media post giving Great words of inspiration during our current times, for a Man who was such a dedicated American Patriot I imagine the nonsense going on right now was such aggravation only he reminded us to strongly hold on to our Faith in God and that he will guide his believers through the chaos, so I Truly want to Thank You Charlie for all of the Great Music that you have produced but most importantly Thank You for the True Patriot that you were and the Inspiration you became to so many of us, that burdens and hardships of this life are now behind you as you have gone Home to be with our Great Father, so God Bless your loved ones and GOD BLESS THESE GREAT UNITED STATES and Charlie are dear brother may you REST in ETERNAL PEACE

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