Charlie Daniels turns 72

By | Oct 28, 2008

On October 28 country singer Charlie Daniels celebrates his 72nd birthday. he was born in 1936 in Wilmington North Carolina. He was a member of the 1970’s Southern Rock movement, although he rarely charted on the Rock charts.

In 1973, Daniels had his first big hit, “Uneasy Rider.” The song, which he speaks more than singing, is about a young man of the 70s entering a southern Redneck bar and his adventure.

A year later in 1974 Daniels began Volunteer Jam, the first in a continuing series of concerts.

Daniels most famous song is “The Devil Went Down in Georgia” recorded in 1979. The song reached number 3 on the Pop charts and have appeared in th number of movies including Urban Cowboy and Coyote Ugly.

During his over 50 year music career Daniels has charted on the Country, Rock, Pop and Christian Charts.

Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Janurary 20, 2008. At the induction he performed “Will The Circle be Unbroken” along with Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Trace Adkins and Montgomery Gentry.


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