Charlie Daniels At Grand Ole Opry
Charlie Daniels is a country and southern rock musician who is best known for his No. 1 hit “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” He began performing locally in the early 1950's but made the big leap to pursue music in 1969 when he moved to Tennessee to find work as a session guitarist. Some of his notable sessions were for Bob Dylan's albums Nashville Skyline, New Morning, and Self Portrait. In 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels. His first hit “Uneasy Rider” came from his second album in 1973, Honey in the Rock, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard's Hot 100.
Daniels organized the long-running Volunteer Jam concert in Nashville in 1974. The world-famous musical jam festival still continues today.
In 1979, he won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performing for his most famous hit, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” This song is by far Daniels greatest hit as it still receives radio play and is well-known by young and old music fans. He did have several other hits though, including, “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and “Still in Saigon.”
Daniels released 30 albums over the years, made countless appearances in television shows and movies, and received several awards for his music. Notably, he was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Martina McBride invited him to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2007 and he was inducted January 19, 2008. He continues to write music tour and play for his devoted fans all over the world. His latest album, Land That I Love, hit the shelves in 2011.