Larry the Cable Guy Pays Tribute to Charlie Daniels Following His Death at 83
The world of entertainment mourns the passing of Charlie Daniels, and Larry the Cable Guy posted a tribute to the country legend.
On July 6, 2020, country music lost one of its icons. Charlie Daniels passed away at the age of 83 in Nashville's Summit Medical Center, the victim of a hemorrhagic stroke.
An overwhelming flood of condolences and tributes inundated social media, including a post from comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known to audiences as Larry the Cable Guy.
Daniels, who had started playing music professionally as soon as he finished high school in 1955, was a gifted singer and a musician who played the guitar, the banjo, the mandolin, and the violin
A GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND
Larry the Cable Guy shared a snap on Instagram that shows him standing next to Daniels who had his arm around his shoulder.
The country icon was wearing his white stetson and an elegant button-down burgundy shirt, while Larry sported his usual irreverent cap and a sleeveless T-shirt. The comedian captioned the post:
"Just heard the sad news. RIP Charlie."
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. pic.twitter.com/BiQ4FlAlPc— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) July 6, 2020
PASSING OF A LEGEND
Daniels, who had started playing music professionally as soon as he finished high school in 1955, was a gifted singer and a musician who played the guitar, the banjo, the mandolin, and the violin. His greatest hit was the 1979 single, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which became a #1 country hit and won him a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance.
Daniels was also a talented songwriter and one of his songs, "It Hurts Me," was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1964. The names of the artists who have collaborated with Daniels reads like a who's-who of America's musical stars.
“To be able to be a member and to have my name linked with my heroes is some pretty heady stuff for a guy that loves music and loves the Grand Ole Opry as much as I do.” - Charlie Daniels— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) July 6, 2020
Charlie, thank you for all of the music and joy you’ve given us. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oecnKL2c19
CHARLIE DANIELS -- AN INSPIRATION
Daniels didn't just record his own music, he also worked with recording artists of the caliber of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Ringo Starr as a sessions musician. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is credited by country music's hottest new stars as an inspiration.
TRIBUTES FROM THE STARS
"I’m sad for the world and for his family...but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player...see you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels. ❤️❤️❤️"
Charlie Daniels is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel Juanita Alexander, and their only child, son, Charles Edward Daniels Jr.