Luke Bryan Pays Emotional Tribute to Charlie Daniels Following the Country Star's Death

Luke Bryan is one of the many country musicians who’ve paid tribute to the legendary singer, Charlie Daniels. The iconic star passed away at the beginning of this week at the Summit Medical Center in Tennessee.

Bryan took to Twitter to share his sadness at the loss of legendary country musician, Daniels. The star revealed that he had just learned about the icon's passing.

He went on to describe Daniels as a “great man,” “a hero,” “a true patriot,” and a “Christian.” Bryan offered up his prayers to the later artist’s family.

Luke Bryan performs during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 07, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Luke Bryan performs during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 07, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Speaking directly to the late star, Bryan thanked him for his “contributions on and off the stage.” He concluded his post by asking God to bless Daniels.

The country music star also shared a throwback photo of himself singing on stage with Daniels. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died from a stroke at the age of 83.

CHRIS YOUNG MOURNS CHARLIE’S DEATH

Chris Young also honored the late star via his Instagram account. Young confessed that he was “Absolutely gutted” by Daniels’ passing.

He added: “…what a life lived, and what an incredible human being. He will be sorely missed.” Young also included an image that featured the late singer.

OTHER STARS MOURN

Other people who paid tribute and mourned "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" singer’s death included Meghan McCain from “The View,” and fellow singers Luke Combs, Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt, and Brad Paisley.

WHERE DANIELS’S CAREER BEGAN

Daniels started his musical career by playing bluegrass music with his band, The Misty Mountain Boys.  In 1967, he moved to Nashville where he began making a name for himself.

HIS SELF-TITLED ALBUM

In 1970, Daniels thrilled his fans when he recorded a self-titled solo album for Capitol Records. He was well-known as a songwriter, a session musician, and a producer. 

CO-WRITING AN ELVIS SONG

The legendary star also co-wrote the song, “It Hurts Me,” which was recorded by another icon, Elvis Presley. The artist’s passing was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr.

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