Ten songs to remember Charlie Daniels
Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Daniels had a career of more than 60 years that saw him play the fiddle alongside Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr. He also was a Country Music Hall of Famer and a Grammy winner.
Here are 10 songs of our favorites from Charlie Daniels.
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
This was the signature song of the Charlie Daniels Band at it appeared on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song appeared on Daniels’ self-titled debut album, which was released in 1970.
This song features a spoken-word narrative over guitar medley. Some consider it to be a novelty song.
Cowboy Hat in Dallas
This song appears on the Charlie Daniels Band’s 1988 album Homesick Heroes.
Still in Saigon
Released in 1982, this song tells the story of a young man drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Country charts.
The lead single on the band’s 1980 album, In America takes a look at many issues facing the nation at the time.
Long Haired Country Boy
Released in 1975, this song reached No. 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts that same year.
Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues
This song was the first single to be released off Homesick Heroes and peaked at No. 10 on the U.S. Country Charts.
Two Out of Three
Off his first Gospel album The Door, Two Out of Three was named Video of the Year by the Christian Country Music Association. The album won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for Best Country Album.
The lead single off the 1989 album of the same name, this song tells the story of an honest man mourning what the world around has become.