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Charlie Daniels, a member of the Place New music Hall of Fame finest regarded for “The Satan Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday morning soon after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.

Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his spouse, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr.

By the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with “Devil” in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter experienced extensive proven a extraordinary, multifaceted job in Music Town. As a session musician, he played on a few of Bob Dylan’s albums – which includes the groundbreaking “Nashville Skyline” – as effectively as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen.  

At the other close of that 60-plus calendar year job, Daniels used far more of his voice in guidance of U.S. veterans, and was acknowledged to converse out on their behalf on social media until eventually his final days.

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In 1974, he released the initial “Volunteer Jam,” a normal all-star live performance that has ongoing for nearly 50 years. Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and was inducted into the State Tunes Corridor of Fame in 2016.

Upon its release in 1979, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” did not just prime the place chart, it turned a big pop crossover hit – climbing up to No. 3 on Billboard’s Scorching 100 chart behind The Knack’s “My Sharona” and Earth Wind and Fire’s “After the Adore Has Absent.” It acquired even bigger ubiquity a person yr later on, when Daniels and his band carried out it in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy.”

“I get a likelihood to participate in it greater tonight than I did last night time and superior tomorrow night time than I did tonight,” Daniels said in 2016 of the song’s famed fiddle solo. “I have not performed it fantastic still. I am in enjoy with walking on phase and entertaining persons with music I have written. It’s 1 of the handful of moments in my existence that I really feel like I know what I’m undertaking.”

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