Remember When Charlie Daniels Wished KXRB A Happy 50th? We Do!
It's another sad day for country music fans everywhere. Charlie Daniels passed away Monday morning at the age of 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. This news was confirmed on the Charlie Daniels Band website.
Just nine short months ago, this country legend wished KXRB a huge Happy 50th Anniversary by sending us a thoughtful video message. He was right there celebrating this momentous occasion with the entire KXRB Crew.
The Charlie Daniels Band founder and Country Hall of Famer gave country music lovers southern rock country anthems for the ages. Although Charlie Daniels had many memorable hits, his signature song to this day is "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Daniels had numerous accomplishments throughout his long and storied career including getting inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Not only was Charlie a successful musician, but he also took the time to support many worthwhile organizations. The memorial post on the Charlie Daniels Band website states, "He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces." Charlie Daniels was also a huge advocate for unprivileged children and those in need.
Thank you for the great memories and songs, Charlie. Your music will live on forever in the hearts and minds of your loyal fans!
During the show, "Andy and Christine In the Morning" will be playing a song from Charlie Daniels each hour to honor the legendary artist.
What was your favorite song from the Charlie Daniels Band?