Happy Birthday Charlie Daniels: All You Need To Know About the Late Country Music Icon

by Matthew Wilson

Charlie Daniels would have been 84-years-old today. The famous fiddler player and musician was born on Oct. 28, 1936. Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020, following a stroke. He was known for his signature cowboy hat and deep baritone voice. He could also play a fiddle like almost no one else in the industry, and his skills soon made him an icon.

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” was both Daniels’ most popular and most iconic song. The tune featured a hot-shot fiddle player whose skills outmatched even the devil himself. And with Daniels behind the music, that certainly felt true. The artist released the song in 1979 to much acclaim.

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