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Charlie Daniels Paying Tribute To Bob Dylan With Covers Album

7th February 2014

Country rocker Charlie Daniels is releasing an album of Bob Dylan covers to pay tribute to the folk icon.The veteran singer reveals he has always looked up to the Blowin' in the Wind hitmaker and...

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George Jones' Final Concert To Be A Tribute

8th May 2013

George Jones' planned final show will now be a tribute concert in his memory.The country legend passed away aged 81 on April 26 before he could complete his farewell Grand Tour and his widow, Nancy,...

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Country Stars Flock To George Jones' Funeral In Nashville

2nd May 2013

Singers Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Kid Rock honoured the memory of country legend George Jones on Thursday (02May13) by gathering to perform at the late star's funeral in Nashville, Tennessee.The doors of...

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Charlie Daniels Undergoes Heart Surgery

28th March 2013

Country star Charlie Daniels is recovering in hospital after receiving a pacemaker implant.The Devil Went Down to Georgia hitmaker was taken to a Nashville, Tennessee medical centre on Monday (25Mar13) after a bout with poor...

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Charlie Daniels Undergoes Surgery

18th December 2012

Country star Charlie Daniels is recovering after undergoing surgery on Monday (17Dec12).The Devil Went Down to Georgia hitmaker checked into hospital for an operation on his rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons which...

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Charlie Daniels Hosts Charity Concert

21st November 2012

Country star Charlie Daniels hosted a star-studded show in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday night (19Nov12) to raise money for a children's charity.Rodney Atkins, duo Thompson Square and Phil Vassar were among the acts who took...

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Vince Gill Honoured For Charity Work

19th October 2012

Country stars Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels and Randy Owen were honoured at a prizegiving in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (17Oct12) in recognition of their humanitarian work.The trio was guests of honour at the Leadership Music...

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Charlie Daniels Recovering From Eye Surgery

9th April 2012

Country star Charlie Daniels is recovering after undergoing a surgical procedure to repair his eyesight.The Devil Went Down to Georgia hitmaker has struggled with poor sight ever since the age of seven, when a childhood...

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Fascinating Fact 12308

28th October 2011

Country music veteran Charlie Daniels will celebrate his 75th birthday on Friday (28Oct11) with a show at Nashville, Tennessee's fabled Grand Ole Opry.

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The Charlie Daniels Band Singer Killed In Car Crash

14th October 2011

Joel DiGregorio, keyboard player and singer with the Charlie Daniels band, has been killed in a car crash in Nashville. Joel, who co-wrote the band's biggest hit 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia', died when...

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The Charlie Daniels Band's Digregorio Killed In Car Crash

13th October 2011

The Charlie Daniels Band keyboard player Joel 'TAZ' DIGREGORIO has been killed in a car crash.The 67 year old vocalist and co-writer of hit song The Devil Went Down To Georgia was driving along Interstate...

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Daniels' Barn Burned By Blaze

9th January 2011

Country music legend CHARLIE DANIELS has cut short a skiing vacation in Colorado after a barn on his property in Tennessee was destroyed by fire on Friday night (07Jan11).The fiddler's storage space was burned to...

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Daniels 'Doing Fine' After Stroke

21st January 2010

Legendary country music star CHARLIE DANIELS has assured fans he can still play his fiddle and guitar after suffering a mild stroke on Friday (15Jan10).The Devil Went Down To Georgia musician was snowmobiling near his...

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Country Star Daniels Recovering After Stroke

20th January 2010

Legendary country music star CHARLIE DANIELS is recovering after suffering a mild stroke on Friday (15Jan10).The Devil Went Down To Georgia musician was snowmobiling near his home in Colorado when he fell ill, and was...

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Fascinating Fact 8285

4th November 2009

DOLLY PARTON, KID ROCK and fiddler CHARLIE DANIELS will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee on 8 November (09).

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Wilson Picks Up Diploma From Fiddle Legend

18th May 2008

Country star GRETCHEN WILSON picked up her high school diploma from fiddle legend CHARLIE DANIELS at First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee on Thursday (15May08). The Redneck Woman hitmaker dropped out of school in the...

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Daniels Upset By Guitar Hero `Tribute'

10th April 2008

Country great CHARLIE DANIELS is far from happy his fiddling anthem THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA has become a tune on video game phenomenon GUITAR HERO III. Gamers can now battle each other to...

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Daniels Joins The Opry

21st November 2007

Country star CHARLIE DANIELS was overwhelmed with emotion on Monday night (19Nov07) when he accepted a surprise invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. The 71-year-old was performing at a benefit concert at Nashville, Tennessee's...

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Brooks + Dunn Lead Inspiration Country Winners

10th November 2006

Country duo BROOKS + DUNN's week keeps getting better - they've picked up two Inspirational Country Music Awards just days after winning four gongs at the Country Music Association Awards. The pair's song BELIEVE was...

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Fascinating Fact 2065

6th September 2006

Country legend CHARLIE DANIELS was presented with the Veterans of Foreign War's Hall of Fame award during the organisation's 107th annual national convention in Reno, Nevada last week (28AUG06). Daniels was honoured for his 35-year...

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Have Yourself A Bootsy Collins Christmas

2nd August 2006

Hot on the heels of WYNONNA JUDD's Christmas album announcement yesterday (01AUG06), funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS is planning a festive collection of tunes. The colourful guitarist will be joined by rapper SNOOP DOGG, fiddler CHARLIE...

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Supergroup Formed For Superbowl Countdown

30th June 2006

AEROSMITH star JOE PERRY, CHEAP TRICK star RICK NIELSEN and members of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's E STREET BAND have formed a supergroup with country maverick HANK WILLIAMS JR to pay tribute to American football. The unnamed...

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Haggard To Be Honoured As Bmi Icon

27th June 2006

Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD will be honoured as a Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Icon at the performing rights organisation's 54th Annual Country Awards. Past honorees include DOLLY PARTON, BILL ANDERSON, LORETTA LYNN and CHARLIE...

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Corbett Cements Country Debut

24th October 2005

Former SEX AND THE CITY star JOHN CORBETT is stepping up his efforts to become a full-time musician, after shooting the video for the first single from his debut country album. The actor, dating...

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Mcgraw Claims Song Of The Year Honour

21st October 2005

TIM McGRAW was the big winner at Tuesday night's (18OCT05) BMI 2005 Country Awards in Nashville, Tennessee - his tribute to his late father, TUG McGRAW, was named Song Of The Year. Country...

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Pierce Once Worked As A Security Guard

10th May 2005

Former FRASIER star DAVID HYDE PIERCE raises a laugh from pals whenever he discusses his past jobs - because he once worked as a security guard. Before finding success as an actor, Pierce enjoyed...

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Daniels Impressed With Troops After Jet-set Tour

19th April 2005

Country great CHARLIE DANIELS has been boosting the morale of American troops stationed in war zones all over the world. THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA star has just returned from a week-long, 16,000...

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Charlie Daniels Upsets Arab-americans

9th August 2004

Country legend CHARLIE DANIELS has upset the Arab-American community with his patriotic lyrics. Community leaders are offended by lyrics that suggest Americans don't wear head scarves in the post 9/11 song THIS AIN'T NO...

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Rimes And Wynonna To Sing At Country Festival

27th January 2004

LeANN RIMES and WYNONNA JUDD are among the stars expected to perform at the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION MUSIC FESTIVAL this summer (04). Also scheduled are TRACE ADKINS, DIERKS BENTLEY, CLINT BLACK, BROOKS + DUNN,...

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