A true country music legend, Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020, at the age of 83 from a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels is most noted for his contributions to southern rock, country and bluegrass music genres. His biggest career hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” can still be heard on many radio stations to this day. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Daniels had a big fan and friend in fellow country music star Travis Tritt, who was deeply saddened at his passing. Tritt took to social media on Tuesday to share a few photos of himself with Daniels and say a few kind words about his friend. In the social media post, Travis Tritt said he and Williams shared a friendship dating back more than 30 years ago. He also calls Daniels a “mentor” in his moving Instagram post.
“Remembering my dear friend and mentor Charlie Daniels today,” Travis Tritt writes in the social media 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!”
Travis Tritt Fans Remember Charlie Daniels
Well said by the country music star and many others feel the same way about their time with Daniels. Several fans used Travis Tritt’s Instagram post to write their own short tribute to the late musician and singer.
“I can’t believe it has been a year already,” a social media user writes in the comments. “Such a great loss.”
“Still can’t believe he’s gone!” another fan writes. “He was such a powerful voice for our country besides, of course, being a true outlaw bada**! Thanks for the great photos here.”
Travis Tritt includes four photos with the post that show him and Daniels interacting and talking music. It is clear from the photos that he and Daniels enjoyed each other’s company.
One thing Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt had in common was their love of playing live music. Tritt has noted many times how thankful he is to be out on the road and in front of live audiences again. Much as it did with every other musical act, the COVID-19 pandemic through a wrench into 2020 touring plans for Tritt.
Now, as pandemic restrictions begin to ease, live music is once again part of our lives. His ongoing tour has taken him to several places that are just now getting back to live music venues.