Carrie Underwood reacted to the death of country music legend Charlie Daniels.
The Charlie Daniels Band frontman died on Monday (July 6) morning at 83-years-old. He passed away at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee from a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels left behind his wife Hazel of 56 years and son Charlie Daniels Jr.
Daniels previously had a few health scares. He had a pacemaker implanted in 2013 after suffering a mild stroke in 2010. Wake and funeral arrangements have not been announced yet but are expected to in the coming week.
Carrie Underwood’s Message to Charlie Daniels
Later that day, Underwood released a statement via social media on Monday (July 6).
“I’m sad for the world and for his family…but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player,” she wrote. “See you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels.”
Besides the kind words, Underwood additionally shared photos of her meeting Daniels and one from a performance.
See the especially sweet post, below.
The All-Star Viral Performance
Underwood and Daniels have been friendly at music industry events and shows. They have both played at The Grand Ole Opry on the same nights.
Additionally, the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards had an another unforgettable opening number with Underwood and Daniels. Underwood and Daniels were joined by Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and John Fogerty. The performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Travelin’ Band” began with Lambert and Underwood on stage singing. Paisley then joined in with a guitar solo followed by Fogerty. Finally, Daniels made his epic entrance with his fiddle. The show left the audience screaming on their feet in a standing ovation.
Watch the show-stopping performance, below.
Other Stars React
Luke Bryan also tweeted his reaction to his passing. “Just learning of the passing of this great man,” Bryan tweeted. “What a hero,” he continued. “A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon. Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels.”
Similarly, Brad Paisley also shared some favorite photos with Daniels. “I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography,” he tweeted. “They ring even more true now. I’m so sad he’s gone. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you.”