Charlie Daniels, singer
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Fiddler
Charlie Daniels Band
birth name: Charles Edward Daniels

Charlie Daniels

October 28, 1936, Wilmington, NC

Casual followers of country music who think of Daniels only as a right-wing fiddler taken to pleasing his audiences with provocative boogies like The South’s Gonna Do It Again, or tales of bar brawling with cross-dressers, may be ripe for a continuing education. This is the same artist who was in Nashville’s earliest ranks of long-haired hippy sympathizers. His gay-thrashing talking blues Uneasy Rider ’88, we learn, is a re-working of Daniels’ Uneasy Rider from 1972. The original version is just about the most strident anti-redneck, pro-peace, and ultra-marijuana ditty you will find this side of Arlo Guthrie. ~ Country Music Pride: Charlie Daniels interview ~ November 18, 2008 © Country Music Pride

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October 28, 1978 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Little River Band, Reminiscing ~ #2 (5) Anne Murray, You Needed Me ~ #1 (2) Nick Gilder, Hot Child In The City


A talented and showy fiddler, Charlie Daniels and his band fuse hardcore country with a hard-edged Southern rock, boogie, and blues. The group - which has had a rotating cast of musicians over the years - has always been known for its instrumental dexterity, but Daniels and company were also notorious for their down-home, good-old-boy attitude; in the early '80s, they became a virtual symbol of conservative country values. Daniels and his band experienced the height of their popularity at the end of the '70s and early '80s, but they remained a popular concert attraction well into the '90s. ~ Allmusic: Charlie Daniels ~ retrieved June 26, 2013 © Allmusic

Charlie Daniels ~ Inducted in the 2009 Musicians Hall Of Fame.

The Charlie Daniels Band ~ The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Hayward/Crain/Edwards/Daniels/Marshall/DeGregorio) ~ Ranked #255 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Leonard Cohen ~ Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) ~ Ranked #295 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ The Montreal poet-turned-songwriter's most intense album. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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