The country music community is reeling over the loss of the legendary singer/songwriter/musician Charlie Daniels.
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.
Absolutely gutted to hear the news of @CharlieDaniels passing this morning… what a life lived, and what an incredible human being. He will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/n8nJBZRuur
— 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
We are very sad today at the news of @CharlieDaniels passing. Charlie was a great entertainer, great friend, and a great American. pic.twitter.com/cdLeo2x5OR
— 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