Country music icon Charlie Daniels died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, the Tennessean reported. He was 83.
Daniels’ publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, confirmed his death, the Tennessean said. Daniels — a Country Music Hall of Fame member known far and wide for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr., the paper said.
In addition to his famed fiddling, Daniels became well known for his outspoken conservative views.
Last year, he compared New York’s “satanically inspired” abortion law to the Holocaust and warned that God “is waiting behind the final veil” where “verdicts are final and eternal.”
Shortly after President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Daniels blasted those rioting over Trump’s policies.
“I see young people interviewed on television who can’t even articulate the reason they are protesting,” he wrote in a CNS News op-ed, adding that he watched “hysterical protestors screaming about First Amendment rights which they seem to think only protect them and those who think like them and that the opposition has no First Amendment protection and should be shouted down at all costs.”
Given the present climate in America, one might say the following prediction in his op-ed was prophetic: “The pot is boiling and it’s only a matter of time before there will be blood on the streets.”
Daniels also went off on fellow musicians who demanded more gun control after the 2016 Orlando mass killing, calling it the “biggest farce going on.” Daniels also sent a blistering message that same year to the “ayatollahs of Iran and every terrorist [they enable]” on behalf of the National Rifle Association and in 2015 raked Congress over the coals for the controversial Iran nuclear deal.
The Tennessean noted that in addition to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Daniels also had been a highly regarded session musician and played on three Bob Dylan albums — including “Nashville Skyline” — as well as on recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen.
Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, the paper said.
Upon the release of his memoir, “Never Look at the Empty Seats,” Daniels in 2017 spoke to Glenn Beck about his faith, life, and storied career: “I’ve had a great life; I wouldn’t trade lives with anybody.”
And check out what went up Sunday on his Twitter page:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be tro… https://t.co/mbBlw0iaJr
— Charlie Daniels (@Charlie Daniels)1593971500.0
Here’s one more look at Daniels onstage:
Charlie Daniels: “Devil Went Down to Georgia” | Volunteer Jam XX on AXS TV
273261 920Hello there, just became alert to your weblog by way of Google, and discovered that it is truly informative. Im gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate should you continue this in future. Plenty of men and women will probably be benefited from your writing. Cheers! xrumer 744092
274014 114157Aw, this was a actually nice post. In thought I would like to place in writing in this way moreover – taking time and actual effort to create a extremely good article but what / issues I say I procrastinate alot and also no indicates apparently get something done. 515540
784204 931224Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your weblog posts. Any way Ill be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you get entry to constantly quickly. 749230
840255 316045Wow, cool post. Id like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a excellent article but I procrastinate too significantly and never appear to get started. Thanks though. 695595
415230 971043I got what you mean , saved to bookmarks , really decent website. 249159
167839 181650This website is normally a walk-through you discover the details it suited you about this and didnt know who need to have to. Glimpse here, and you will undoubtedly discover it. 42273
349356 909296I only wish that I had the ability to convey what I wanted to say in the manner that you have presented this info. Thanks. 476114
487188 885145Hello, Neat post. Theres an issue together together with your web site in internet explorer, might check this? IE nonetheless may be the marketplace leader and a huge component to folks will omit your fantastic writing because of this difficulty. 334640
446657 712502I was seeking for this. Actually refreshing take on the information. Thanks a great deal. 279890
735190 431621I really like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure! Keep up the really great works guys Ive incorporated you guys to my own blogroll. 786703
117268 749366Immigration […]the time to read or pay a visit to the content or web sites we have linked to below the[…] 573694
302540 851446you can have a wonderful weblog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my weblog? 11662
98431 389983Rattling clean web site , appreciate it for this post. 705404
452970 804357Wow, cool post. Id like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a very good article but I procrastinate too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. 626695
777740 678540Official NFL jerseys, NHL jerseys, Pro and replica jerseys customized with Any Name / Number in Pro-Stitched Tackle Twill. All NHL teams, full range of styles and apparel. Signed NFL NHL player jerseys and custom team hockey and football uniforms 743790