- Country music legend Charlie Daniels is dead
- Charlie died on Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke
- As a session musician, Charlie played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen
Country music legend Charlie Daniels has passed away at the age of 83.
Charlie, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died on Monday, July 6, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.
The singer, who became famous for his hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia, was a vocal supporter of US veterans.
According to tennessean.com, by the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with Devil in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter had long established a remarkable, multifaceted career in Nashville.
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Born on October 28, 1936, in Wilmington, North Carolina, Charles grew up inspired by church music and local bluegrass bands.
As a session musician, he played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums — including the revolutionary Nashville Skyline — as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen.
He was a fixture of the touring circuit for the next 40 years, became a tireless advocate for servicemen and women and entered the information age as one of country music's most outspoken conservative voices, according to the publication.
Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, said on Monday:
"His music fused the immediacy of Southern rock with the classic country storytelling that he heard as a child. He brought new audiences to country music, pointing people to the sources even as he explored the edges."
Charlie is survived by his wife, Hazel; son, Charles William Daniels; and Alaya Nowling and Evan Tubb, whom Daniels considered his grandchildren.
In other music news, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian entertainment industry lost music icon Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek. The news was shared by his management via his official Instagram page.
In the video post, the singer's manager called on Nigerians to celebrate rather than mourn the reggae icon dubbed The Rainmaker, as his contribution to the Nigerian music industry was great.
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