GALLERY: Remembering Charlie Daniels in photos

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Fiddler Charlie Daniels attends a press conference announcing him as one of three Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels will be inducted along with singer Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Iconic country artist Charlie Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) died Monday of a stroke. He was best known for his No. 1 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” in 1979 but had been active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, he made his home in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Country singers Charlie Daniels, right, and Gretchen Wilson perform during pre-games festivities before Super Bowl XXXIX between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at Alltel Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels arrives at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
CORRECTS SONG TITLE AND ID TO CHARLIE DANIELS – Charlie Daniels performs ” The Devil Went Down To Georgia” at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Charlie Daniels performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Gentry, who made up the duo Montgomery Gentry with Eddie Montgomery, died Sept. 8 in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, country music artist Charlie Daniels participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss “Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir” in New York. Daniels who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Charlie Daniels appears at the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – Singer Charlie Daniels performs in Nashville, Tenn., on May 7, 1992. Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (AP Photo)
FILE – Charlie Daniels, center, joins members of the Charlie Daniels Band with their Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 1980, as best country vocal performance by a group for their hit “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Daniels has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday, July 6, 2020, due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
Charlie Daniels looses his hat while he performs at the George Jones Tribute – Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
FILE – In this June 9, 2013 file photo, Charlie Daniels performs at LP Field on Sunday June 9, 2013 in Nashville Tenn. The Country Music Hall of Fame along with the Country Music Association, announced Tuesday, March 29, 2016, it will induct fiddler Charlie Daniels, singer Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster into The Country Music Hall of Fame. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)
Fiddler Charlie Daniels attends a press conference announcing him as one of three Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels will be inducted along with singer Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Charlie Daniels shown June 3, 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the Southerners that have emerged in rock music in the last few years. ?We play music like George Wallace makes speeches,? Daniels says, adding that the Southern sound is basic and people can understand it. (AP Photo)
Singer Charlie Daniels stands beside his tour bus at East Orange, N.J. as he gets ready for a performance at Upsala College on April 6, 1977. Daniels has moved from being a successful session guitarist in Nashville to fronting his own six-piece band. Daniels says his music isn’t “country” or anything else – it’s unique. (AP Photo)
Charlie Daniels smiles after receiving a Grammy Award with his group, the Charlie Daniels Band, received for best country vocal performance for their ?The Devil Went Down To Georgia.? Presentation came at 22nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1980. (AP Photo)
Charlie Daniels performs at the George Jones Tribute – Playin’ Possum: The Final No Show, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

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