The legendary country music singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Daniels died on 6 July at the age of 83 in Nashville, Tennesee.
Charlie made significant contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music. He is also best known for the 1979 hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia. This song earned Charlie Daniels and his band the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.