Randy Travis Remembers Charlie Daniels in Moving Post on 1-Year Anniversary of His Death: ‘I’ll Love You Forever and Ever’

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

Country music superstar Randy Travis is among the many artists to honor the legendary Charlie Daniels on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Daniels was a true legend in the music industry, making significant contributions to a number of music genres. He has hits in country music, southern rock and also bluegrass music genres. His biggest hit, “Devil Went Down to Georgia” is still a popular tune to this day and still gets air time on some radio stations. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Daniels was also a mentor to numerous country artists during his career, including Randy Travis. Daniels passed away last year on July 6 of a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83.

In a moving social media post, Randy Travis says he still misses his friend Charlie Daniels a year after his death. Travis took to Instagram yesterday (Tuesday) to share his feelings on his departed mentor. He also includes a photo of the two country icons standing side by side.

“I can’t believe it’s been a year since we lost Charlie Daniels,” Randy Travis says to begin his social media post. “One of the sweetest souls to ever have graced my life. Thank you for your friendship, brother. I will love you forever and ever.”

Very well said by the country star and also a fitting tribute to the iconic Charlie Daniels. Many of Randy Travis’s fans and social media also posted their own tributes to the fallen music star in the comments.

“I Can’t believe it’s been,” a fan writes. “A year already. Love both of your music. Both amazing artists.”

“Charlie is missed!” another social media user says. “Randy Travis, you always warm my heart with your kindness for your friends. “I love you, Randy, forever and ever!”

“Oh yes, he was a great guy and singer,” another fan says. Saw him in concert a few years back also and he was awesome! Rest In Peace Charlie Daniels!”

Randy Travis was not the only country music star to put his thoughts about Charlie Daniels on social media. Travis Tritt also posted a warm tribute to his friend and mentor.

“Remembering my dear friend and mentor Charlie Daniels today,” Tritt says in his Tuesday post. “Sadly, we lost Charlie one year ago on July 6, 2020. I still think of him and miss him every single day. So thankful for the friendship we shared for over three decades.”

Now 62-years-old, Randy Travis has had incredible success as a country music singer and songwriter. He’s sold more than 25 million records worldwide and has won seven Grammy Awards.