Watch Brantley Gilbert Pay Tribute to Charlie Daniels by Covering “Long Haired Country Boy”

Watch Brantley Gilbert Pay Tribute to Charlie Daniels by Covering “Long Haired Country Boy”

Brantley Gilbert paid tribute to Charlie Daniels by covering “Long Haired Country Boy” in a video posted on YouTube.

Charlie died on July 6 after suffering a stroke in his Tennessee home.

Penned by Charlie, “Long Haired Country Boy” became a Top 30 hit for the Charlie Daniels Band in 1980. Along with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Simple Man,” “Long Haired Country Boy” is one of Charlie’s most beloved songs.

“Charlie Daniels is a legend of country music,” said Brantley in a statement accompanying the YouTube video. “[I] put together this cover with Jesse Franklin to honor the man he was and the music he made. Both will inspire me forever. RIP Charlie Daniels.”

Watch Brantley’s cover below.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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