Mid Ohio Favorite Charlie Daniels Dead at 83


Charlie Daniels at the 2015 Ashland County Fair

Charlie Daniels at the 2015 Ashland County Fair

Country Music Hall of Famer, Opry member and Mid Ohio favorite Charlie Daniels passed away this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN from a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass in addition to country and was best known for his chart-topper, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Daniels will also be remembered for "Long Haired Country Boy", "Drinking My Baby Goodbye", "The Legend of Wooly Swamp" and "Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues" among others. Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 not long after his September 2015 appearance at The Ashland County Fair. Daniels performed at least one other time in Ashland along with a show at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Daniels was 83. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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