Country Throwback: Charlie Daniels Band Celebrates Anniversary of Second Album ‘High Lonesome’

by Kayla Zadel

Today marks the 44th anniversary of Charlie Daniels Band’s second album. The group is celebrating the late musician by sharing a message on Instagram. The post shows the cover artwork of “High Lonesome.”

The official Charlie Daniels Band account writes, “ON THIS DAY in 1976, ‘High Lonesome’, the CDB’s second album on Epic Records and the eighth overall Charlie Daniels/CDB album was released.”

As the caption mentions, “High Lonesome” is the eighth studio album by Charlie Daniels and the fifth as the Charlie Daniels Band. The album features fiddle and guitar playing. It also pays homage to stories like “Billy the Kid” and other western ways of life.

As a matter of fact, Daniels formed the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972.

More Charlie Daniels Tributes

As the 54th CMA Awards show draws closer, so does the tribute to the legendary singer. Charlie Daniels passed away from a stroke in June 2020.

Several stars are getting together for the performance that’s set to take place during the awards show. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, and fiddle player Jenee Fleenor plan to perform the iconic hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Daniels himself owns an impressive resume at the CMAs. He and the band have four awards in total. He won Instrumentalist of the Year in 1979. Daniels’ talent is always on display when one listens to the fiddle-laden song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”