Nashville, TN (July 6, 2020)
Country music and Dove-Award winning artist Charlie Daniels has passed away. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.
Statements on the passing of Charlie Daniels:
“He loved his God, he loved his family and he loved his country. And we all loved him!!! He lived it and breathed it every day. What a great American!” —Brenda Lee
“Daniels showed the rest of us what it means to be a great human being. He found redemption, then lived a life devoted to serving God, his family, and fellow countrymen. He was much more than his music. He was kind and strong and had a powerful soul that will be sorely missed here on earth, but no doubt has received eternal glory in Heaven. We will always love and miss him forever. God bless you, Mr. Charlie.” —John Rich
“Charlie Daniels was a giant among men! An unbelievably talented musician, an American icon in every sense of the word. I will forever remember the Opry performance when the SteelDrivers shared the stage with him and played a few songs together. He leaves an enduring legacy and will be greatly missed. The angels just gained one heck of a fiddler today!” —Tammy King, The Steeldrivers