Country Music Mourns The Loss Of Icon Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels passed away 83 helps Veterans Journey Home Project

The country music world is in mourning today after legendary singer and songwriter Charlie Daniels passed away at the age of 83. Besides his iconic contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music, Charlie Daniels was known as a patriot through and through who dedicated himself to helping America’s Veterans.

Charlie Daniels Dies at 83

Representatives of the family confirmed to Fox News that Charlie Daniels had passed way. The country music icon died on Monday at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

“Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need,” their statement read.

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Daniels had a successful decades-long career that resulted in him being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame, and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

He scored numerous hits in his lifetime, but his most memorable one is undoubtedly “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” which he released in 1979.

Tributes Pour In For Daniels 

Tributes have already started pouring in for Daniels as news of his death spreads. 

Daniels’ Work To Help Veterans

When he wasn’t performing, Daniels devoted much of his time to helping American veterans. In 2014, he helped to launch the Journey Home Project, which tries to assist war veterans in rehabilitating and reintegrating into civilian life.

“My manager, myself and some other people started this Journey Home Project to help,” Daniels explained. “We’ve come to find out there is a great need for assistance by veterans who are returning from their service. Most of the people that we deal with haven’t gotten that.” 

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“We’ve done things as mundane as buying a bicycle for a guy to ride to work,” he added. “We’ve helped people get medical care, we’ve helped people get educated and try to help people get jobs. Just whatever we can do to help ease the burden on our veterans when they come back from [service].” 

Daniels is survived by his wife Hazel and their son, Charles Jr. May he rest in peace.