Personalities | Charlie Daniels | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, fiddle, b. 1936)

Daniels was a North Carolina rock’n’roller who had a song cut by Elvis Presley and who played on Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline. Daniels formed his own band in 1972, modelled on the southern rock of The Allman Brothers Band, and had a hit with the 1973 tall tale, ‘Uneasy Rider’ – the story of a long-haired hippie wandering into the wrong bar. He had his biggest hit in 1979 with ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’. Daniels gave the southern-rock movement some cohesion with his annual Volunteer Jam charity concerts, but he gradually became more conservative in his music and his politics.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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