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Charlie Daniels records instrumental music for 'Hell on Wheels'

Charlie Daniels records instrumental music for 'Hell on Wheels'

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. country musician Charlie Daniels composed an instrumental piece called "Hell on Strings" for Saturday's episode of "Hell on Wheels," AMC announced.

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Earl Scruggs memorialized in Nashville

NASHVILLE, April 1 (UPI) -- Fans and fellow musicians gathered in Nashville Sunday for a memorial to bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs, who died March 28 at 88.
Singer George Jones hospitalized

Singer George Jones hospitalized

NASHVILLE, March 31 (UPI) -- American country music star George Jones has been hospitalized in Nashville with an upper respiratory infection, his publicist said.

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Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Organizers estimate tens of thousands of country music fans attended Nashville's CMA Music Festival, which ran from last Wednesday through Sunday.

Daniels inducted into Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE , Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Charlie Daniels has been inducted into Nashville's Grand Ole Opry by Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

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Outlaws member Thomasson dead at 55

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hughie Thomasson, a founding member of the Southern Rock band The Outlaws, has died at his home in Brooksville, Fla., at the age of 55.

'Idol' judge helps country star find soul

NASHVILLE, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Nashville star Travis Tritt credits soul great Sam Moore for hooking him up with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson.

Musician George McCorkle dead at 60

LEBANON, Tenn., June 30 (UPI) -- One of the founding members of the Marshall Tucker Band, George McCorkle has died at age 60 in Lebanon, Tenn., after being diagnosed with cancer.

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Stars honored by Americana awards

NASHVILLE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- An eclectic group of singers and songwriters received awards at the American Honors and Awards in Nashville.

Bootsy to release funky Christmas album

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. bassist William "Bootsy" Collins is getting his funk on with some old holiday standards for his first Christmas album.
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Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels performs in concert at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida on May 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels (born on October 28, 1936, in Leland, North Carolina) is an American musician known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He is known primarily for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has performed and written. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

Daniels is a singer, guitarist, and fiddler, who began writing and performing in the 1950s. In 1964, Daniels co-wrote "It Hurts Me" (a song which Elvis Presley recorded) with Joy Byers. He worked as a Nashville session musician, often for producer Bob Johnston, including playing Electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969 and 1970, and recordings by Leonard Cohen. Daniels recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels, in 1971 (see 1971 in country music). He produced the 1969 album by The Youngbloods, Elephant Mountain and played the violin on "Darkness, Darkness".

His first hit, the novelty song "Uneasy Rider", was from his 1973 second album, Honey in the Rock, and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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