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Charlie Daniels

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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Wilmington
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 October 1936
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.87 m

Charlie Daniels was bornon 28 October 1936 in Wilmington, American, is Musician. Charlie Daniels, born as Charles Edward Daniels, is an American musician known for his characteristically southern rock, country and bluegrass music. He not only sings, but also plays various musical instruments like guitar, bass, fiddle and violin. As a child he grew up listening to music that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass, the rhythm & blues and country music. During his teenage years he began to play guitar and fiddle, and by the time he was 21, he had realized that his calling in life was to become a professional musician. After graduating from high school he joined the rock ‘n’ roll revolution started by Elvis Presley. A talented player of various musical instruments, he often worked for Bob Johnson and played the electric bass in three Bob Dylan albums. He also played fiddle on many of the early albums produced by The Marshall Tucker Band. He formed his own band the ‘Charlie Daniels Band’ in 1970 and became part of the first wave of southern rock bands. He got a chance to record his first solo album ‘Charlie Daniels’ in 1971. The band’s biggest breakthrough came in 1979 when the single ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ became a number one hit. The group became extremely well-loved for their instrumental dexterity and reached the peak of their popularity during the late 70’s and early 80’s.


$20 Million


He made a cameo appearance in the music video of Gretchen Wilson’s song ‘All Jacked Up’ in 2005


He is a cancer survivor who was first diagnosed with the disease in 2001


Over the first decade of the new millennium, the band released albums like ‘Road Dogs’ (2000), ‘Songs from the Longleaf Pines’ (2005), and ‘Deuces’ (2007)


Daniels, along with his manager David Corlew started his independent record label Blue Hat Records in 1997 and recorded an album by the same name


In the 1990s the band turned to Christian Gospel music with ‘The Door’ (1994) and ‘Steel Witness’ (1996)


His 1989 album ‘Simple Man’ was the most controversial of all his works


His platinum album ‘Full Moon’ (1980) produced two hit singles, ‘In America’ and ‘The Legend of Wooley Swamp’


The multi-platinum album ‘Million Mile Reflections’ was released in 1979


Daniels dedicated the album to fellow musician, Ronnie Van Zant who had died in 1977


It was followed by ‘Nightrider’ in 1975 and ‘Saddle Tramp’ in 1976


Daniels’s first major work was his 1974 album ‘Fire on the Mountain’; the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)


In 1972, the band recorded an album named after the nicknames of the band members, ‘Te John, Grease and Wolfman


In 1970, he formed the ‘Charlie Daniels band’ and recorded his first solo album, the self-titled ‘Charlie Daniels’ in 1971


He produced the album ‘Elephant Mountain’ by rock band ‘The Youngbloods’ in 1969 at the behest of Johnson


Daniels began work as a session musician in 1967, often working for producer Bob Johnson


In 1964, he co-wrote a song ‘It Hurts me’ with Joy Byers


Upon deciding that he wanted to be a professional musician, Daniels formed a rock ‘n’ roll band called the Jaguars in 1959


He graduated from Goldston high school, North Carolina, in 1955 and moved away to another town


In 1953, he along with some friends formed a bluegrass band named ‘Misty Mountain Boys’ and wrote his first song

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