Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and More Remember Charlie Daniels
The country music community is reeling over the loss of the legendary singer/songwriter/musician Charlie Daniels. Daniels passed away on Monday…
Charlie Daniels, Luke Bryan
Daniels passed away on Monday (July 6) at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83 years old.
As the news of The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member’s death spread, several artists turned to social media to remember the legendary country music star.
“Charlie Daniels was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around,” wrote Jake Owen, while Luke Combs shared, “The country music flag is flying at half mast today.”
Travis Tritt shared a heartwarming post about Daniels, recalling the early days in his career and how Daniels helped him to get his start.
“My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away. Charlie was the first legendary artist to take me under his wing and encourage me when I was first getting started in the business,” Tritt wrote. “He was always there for me when I needed him.”
Luke Bryan also took to social media to honor Daniels, writing, “Just learning of the passing of this great man. What a hero. A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon. Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels.”
See what other artists had to say below.
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) July 6, 2020
Our hero and friend @CharlieDaniels has just entered the pearly gates of Heaven. Thank you Sir for all you gave the world, and your fierce love of God and Country. We will always love and respect you. #RipCharlieDaniels pic.twitter.com/Tra9QnsMQg
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) July 6, 2020
Lost one of the best this morning. RIP Charlie Daniels. pic.twitter.com/dV8kIjDLOP
— Tyler Farr (@tylerfarr) July 6, 2020
— Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) July 6, 2020
There's going to be lots more fiddlin' in heaven from now on… so sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Daniels. Keeping his fans, friends and family in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so thankful I got to spend some time with him. pic.twitter.com/LduLu2d96U
— Aaron Watson (@aaron_watson) July 6, 2020
The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels.
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) July 6, 2020
Charlie Daniels was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around. His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels. Rest In Peace Charlie. 😢
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) July 6, 2020
I’ll never forget my last phone call with @CharlieDaniels. What a supreme Gentleman. What a great mentor, American, Christian, music man and fellow @Opry member. He was a great influence on me personally and professionally. RIP. pic.twitter.com/20d9EYWag3
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) July 6, 2020
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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.