Tennessee Governor Signs Resolution Honoring Charlie Daniels

Tennessee Governor Signs Resolution Honoring Charlie Daniels

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a resolution honoring the memory of Charlie Daniels on Aug. 18.

The ceremonial resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 8011, stated, in part, “that we celebrate the life of Charlie Daniels, even as we mourn his passing, and reflect fondly upon his impeccable character and indelible legacy as one of the greatest and most enduring country music artists of his generation.”

The resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 28 to 0 in the Tennessee Senate on Aug. 11. The Tennessee House passed the resolution on Aug. 12 with a vote of 90 to 0 (2 members abstaining).

Charlie died on July 6, 2020, at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke.

The resolution acknowledges many of Charlie’s accomplishments, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016) and the Musicians Hall of Fame (2009), as well as becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry (2008).

As the fiddle-playing frontman of the Charlie Daniels Band, Charlie scored a number of Top 20 singles, including “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye,” “Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues,” “In America,” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which topped the charts in 1979.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hazel, and their son, Charlie Daniels, Jr.

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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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