Travis Tritt, Vince Gill & More To Honor Charlie Daniels At Upcoming Funeral Service

Family, friends and fans of Charlie Daniels will have a chance to pay their respects to the legendary entertainer on…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 8, 2020


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Family, friends and fans of Charlie Daniels will have a chance to pay their respects to the legendary entertainer on Friday (July 10).

A public service for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member will be held at 11 am at the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro (1921 State Hwy 99).

According to a press release, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform to honor the life of Daniels. SiriusXM’s Storme Warren and pastor Allen Jackson will lead the funeral service.

Additionally, a public visitation will take place Thursday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. / CT at Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (2229 North Mt. Juliet Road).

Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask to both the visitation and funeral due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking memorial contributions to be addressed to The Journey Home Project. Donations can be made online ( or by mail (17060 Central Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090).

Charlie Daniels passed away Monday (July 6) after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, which resulted in his death. He was 83 years old.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.