Country music legend, Charlie Daniels, best known for the hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died. He was 83.
The multi-instrumentalist had a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tennessee, and was pronounced dead Monday, his publicists said in a statement.
Daniels, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ole Opry alumnus, was born in North Carolina but quickly felt at home in Nashville. He moved there and played on records with music titans Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Ringo Starr.
Many of his songs were rooted in patriotism and his deep admiration of the US, which he often called the “greatest country in the world” in his music.
Watch the official music video for the Devil went down to Georgia