Charlie Daniels went up to Washington

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On this day in 1977: Wilmington-born Charlie Daniels joins the more traditional Guy Lombardo at Jimmy Carter’s inaugural ball.

Two years later the Charlie Daniels Band will hit No. 1 on both country and rock charts with the fiddle tour de force “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Pictured: A CDB crew member’s security tag from the Lew Powell Memorabilia Collection (CK.1287.3099).

And this just in… According to his Web site, the 73-year-old Daniels suffered “a mild stroke” Friday while snowmobiling in Colorado and was released from a Denver hospital Sunday. No plans to cancel his next tour, which begins Feb. 27. 

2 thoughts on “Charlie Daniels went up to Washington”

  1. Will , Charlie Daniels moved to Gulf NC as a young man. The reason I know this is cause I am a UPS driver and I deliver that area. Mater a fact. I can tell you the house he grew up in. If you are in Sanford and you travel north on 421 you will come to a small store called JR Moores on the corner of thrift rd and Fayetteville Rd. Take a right and Daniels was raised in the second house on the right. It is small white house and the paint is coming off the house.

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