The passing of Charlie Daniels on July 6th due to a hemorrhagic stroke came as a shock to many. The 83-year-old was a legend in country and rock music, as well as an inspiration to so many other musicians. Many celebrities took to social media to share their thoughts on his passing.
Billy Ray Cyrus
This #Legend @CharlieDaniels was at the core of my roots & influences in music. We recorded "Just As I Am" together… https://t.co/1Rt4SfqwZP— Billy Ray Cyrus (@Billy Ray Cyrus)1594058800.0
"This #Legend @CharlieDaniels was at the core of my roots & influences in music. We recorded "Just As I Am" together for his Grammy winnin Gospel Album. "Oh lamb of God I come...I come" sings the hymn. An honor to call him my friend. Fiddle's gonna be roarin in heaven tonight #RIP."
In an extremely heartfelt caption, Tanya Tucker shared how she will dearly miss Daniels. In her post she writes:
"Charlie Daniels was someone you could lean on at any time or ask his advice. I am so blessed to have known him as a peer, as a friend and performed with him many times. "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," well, the devil never had a chance! And now Charlie is playing that fiddle with the heavenly angels in the Big Man's band. Some day I'll see you again, Charlie.
Wynonna Judd shared her thoughts on Instagram. She shared:
'Charlie Daniels is a maverick. His heart is bigger than most. He lived and he loved large!!!! Thank you for your service to our great country sir. I love you so."
The Bellamy Brothers
In the Bellamy Brothers Instagram post dedicated to Daniels they said:
"We are very sad today at the news of @thecharliedanielsband passing. Charlie was a great entertainer, great friend, and a great American."
Bill Anderson spoke about the lovely moments and memories he shared with Daniels. In his caption he wrote:
"I've played golf with him, shared the Opry stage with him, sat alongside him at the Titans football games, and always marveled at his talent and his tenacity. There's a big ol' hole in lots of our hearts today with the news of his passing."
Jamie O'Neal gave her thoughts on the impact Daniels had on her life and those around him. She shared:
"This man was one of the most lovable , sweet human beings I've ever met or had the honor to work with. He always had a kind word and a smile and man when he hit the stage he was fire🔥 🔥🔥 RIP Charlie Daniels you are loved and adored down here till we see you again 💔💔 ."
Jenee Fleenor also spoke about the death of Daniels. Although she only met him briefly, she mentions that it was an honor to tell him what a huge fan she was. She shared:
"Heart broken!! RIP sweet Charlie Daniels. 💔🎻💔 (I'm so glad I had the chance to finally meet him on a flight early this year and tell him what a big fan I was.)"