Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

A number of country artists paid tribute to Charlie Daniels, 83, who passed away on July 6 from a stroke.

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride and many more shared their messages of love and remembrance via social media.

George Strait: “So sad to lose Charlie today. Such a great entertainer and a great human being. Cowboy too. We’ll miss you Charlie Daniels!”

Brad Paisley: “I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography. They ring even more true now. I’m so sad he’s gone. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you.”

Tim McGraw: “Oh man, sad to hear about @CharlieDaniels passing…I grew up on his music… brilliant songs and smokin’ records. And always, without fail, every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he was one of most genuine, kind and thoughtful folks I’ve ever run across.”

Luke Bryan: “Just learning of the passing of this great man. What a hero. A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon. Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels.”

Jason Aldean: “Man I am heartbroken to hear that Charlie Daniels passed away this morning. He was one of the nicest/kindest people I have ever met. Thanks for the musical legacy u left all of us. We will miss you Mr. Charlie!

Martina McBride: “Prayers for Hazel, Charlie’s family and his CBD road family. Charlie allowed John to film him doing an intro of me for my showcase for RCA Records back in 1991. He didn’t know me at all. He was just that generous and kind. One of a kind he was.”

Chris Janson: “I’ll never forget my last phone call with @CharlieDaniels. What a supreme Gentleman. What a great mentor, American, Christian, music man and fellow @Opry member. He was a great influence on me personally and professionally. RIP.”

Jake Owen: “Charlie Daniels was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around. His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels. Rest In Peace Charlie.”

Luke Combs: “The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels.

Travis Tritt:My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away. Charlie was the first legendary artist to take me under his wing and encourage me when I was first getting started in the business. He was always there for me when I needed him. I have so many great memories of touring, performing, writing and recording with Charlie, but my favorite memories are of simply talking with the man when it was just the two of us alone. Farewell dear friend until we meet again. Thank you for being such a friend, mentor and inspiration to me. I will always be grateful.

Gretchen Wilson: “I never met a better man than @CharlieDaniels. He was so inspiring in so many ways. May he Rest In Peace along side his Creator and continue to inspire!”

Chris Young: “Absolutely gutted to hear the news of @CharlieDaniels passing this morning… what a life lived, and what an incredible human being. He will be sorely missed.”

Ty Herndon: “One of the finest Human beings I know… Entered the gates of heaven today. Charlie was a man of great integrity. And he had a wide open heart. His Christmas concert at the Ryman was the first gig I played after I came out in 2014. He simply hugged me and said go do what you do son. And that was it. We shall miss you Charlie Daniels. I will miss you. Please give Joe Diffie a hug.

Oak Ridge Boys: “This is devastating news … our brother Charlie Daniels has gone home … hard to process this immeasurable loss … goodbye Charlie … until that glorious day … We KNOW where you are now…”

Carrie Underwood: “I’m sad for the world and for his family…but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player…see you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels.”

Scotty McCreery: “Rest In Peace Charlie Daniels, my fellow North Carolinian. I was honored to receive NC’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from you backstage at the Opry in 2017. Thank you for your sharing your talent and your kindness with all of us.

Josh Turner: “My heart is heavy upon hearing about the death of Charlie Daniels. Not only was he a great musical artist, he was a great man, husband and father. He and I attended the same church and he will be missed. He was a patriot and was so full of life until he took his final breath.”

Natalie Stovall: “Charlie Daniels was the epitome of a Southern gentleman. He was kind, welcoming & so sweet. Playing “Devil” with him will forever be a highlight of my life. The Devil is Pissed as Hell with how loud the angels are rejoicing in Heaven. I’ll do my best to make you proud.”

Trisha Yearwood:I grew up on the CDB, and I know I’m blessed to call Charlie and Hazel friends. Love and strength to this family. The world mourns with you. RIP Charlie.

Loretta Lynn: “Country music will never be the same. Charlie was a heck of an artist. I can’t even begin to count the number of times we worked together. He was so much fun! He was always such a good friend to me and I loved him. We’re all going to miss him so much.

Terri Clark: “A legend , and life , well lived. You are exactly where you knew you were going , with all the faith that your heart and soul could hold. We will miss you @CharlieDaniels #RIPCharlieDaniels.”

Tracy Lawrence: “Heartbroken from the news of my friend @CharlieDaniels passing this morning. Heaven’s gate opened wide as that golden fiddle was laid in his hands. So much respect for Charlie. The musician, the songwriter but mostly, the man. You will be missed. God bless your life & legacy.”

Brantley Gilbert: “The world lost a true legend today…. Your boots won’t ever be filled, but your legacy will live on forever…. thank you.”

Charley Pride: “I will truly miss my friend and fellow Country Music Hall Of Fame member, Charlie Daniels. He was one of the most honest and genuinely nice people in the business. I will miss our talks. We shared lots of memories and supported each other. My prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Crystal Gayle: “I am very saddened to hear of Charlie Daniels’ passing. I have known and loved Charlie since our early days when he appeared on one of my television specials and l played his Volunteer Jams. Charlie was a strong man who loved his family, fans and country. The music community and the world have lost an old friend.”

T. Graham Brown: “It was an honor to know Charlie. He was a Godly, family man and the U.S.A. didn’t have a better friend. He always had an encouraging word and a firm handshake. Sheila and I pray for Miss Hazel, the family, the band and his entire organization. Rest in peace ol’ pal!”

Lee and Kim Greenwood: “What a loss and a shock – we can hardly put this in words. Charlie was such a beloved part of our community! He was a great friend and a fellow patriot. I will always cherish the countless shows we worked together over the decades and our backstage talks. He leaves an immeasurable mark on country and southern rock music. Charlie was a great leader and philanthropist, incredibly humble and one of the biggest supporters of our armed forces and veterans. I loved standing in the wings when he took the stage – he was powerful and magical – he left other artists in awe and every audience on their feet!  We love you Charlie and will forever cherish our friendship.”

photo by TCD

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