Charlie Daniels is an American singer, lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist who is well known for his highly successful number one country hit song The Devil Went Down to Georgia from the 1979 album Million Mile Reflections. Charlie has contributed a lot to the genres rock, country, blues, gospel, and bluegrass and has been an active musician for more than six decades. He is a multi-instrumentalist who can play guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. Let us have a quick glance at the life, career, and net worth of Charlie Daniels in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Charles Edward Daniels was born on October 28, 1936, in Wilmington, North Carolina, the United States to William Carlton Daniels and LaRue Hammonds. Daniels grew up listening country music, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and Pentecostal gospel over the radio and developed an interest in music. Daniels was skilled in playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo when he completed his high school.
Charlie Daniels married his wife Hazel in September 1964. They have a son named Charlie Daniels, Jr. and has been together since their marriage. Daniels had prostate cancer and was successfully treated in 2001. He is hunting and fishing enthusiast and a member of the National Rifle Association.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Daniels initially worked as a Nashville sessions musician for producer Bob Johnston and from 1969 to 1970, he played electric bass and guitar for Bob Dylan. He became a producer through the 1969 album Elephant Mountain and in 1971 Daniels released his debut solo album, Charlie Daniels.
His breakthrough song was Uneasy Rider from the 1973 album Honey in the Rock and in 1979 Daniels won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance for the song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. The song was included to the soundtrack of the film Urban Cowboy featuring Daniels onscreen.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Daniels gave many hits in country music and also released many Christian records and gospels. Charlie was included into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999 and in 2000 he composed the score of the film Across the Line.
Charlie Daniels has won 6 BMI Country Awards for his, and in 2005, he was named BMI Icon. Charlie has a park named after him in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, the city where he lives. The Grand Ole Opry had him inducted into it in 2008 followed by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Charlie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
The talented multi-instrumentalist has been in the industry for around six decades and has given many successful albums in this period. He has also performed for various other artists and has toured a lot through which he has earned quite a huge amount of wealth. His estimated net worth is $24 million.
Charlie is not only one among the few legendary multi-instrumentalists, but he is also one among the very few who are still active dedicating their lives solely to music.