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Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Daniels Dies at 83

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Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.  The cause of death was determined to be hemorrhagic stroke.  Daniels was 83 years old.  Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

Charlie Daniels’ multi-platinum career has earned him CMA award-winning hits and Dove awards for his gospel albums.  He’s been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.  Known for southern rock anthems that reflected his sense of patriotism, Daniels was an outspoken advocate for our military.   Frequently sharing his time and talents with various charities, Daniels’, along with his manager, David Corlew, founded, The Journey Home Project in 2014, an organization which helps veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

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Patti McClintic
I’m Patti. Rock music is my first love. My daughter, who was a country fan as a teenager, dragged me in when I'd drive her to school and we would have radio wars in the car. I'd have on my rock station and she would switch it to the country station. Guess who always won? As they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so I did. patti@thinkcountrymusic.com First it was all modern country, but my parents were big Merle Haggard fans. I went along with them to a Merle Haggard/Phil Vassar show at the local fair and that was it. I was hooked on the Hag. Since that day, I've become a fan of bluegrass and I continue to explore all facets of the country genre. I guess you could say, I'm all in. When I'm not up to my neck in any kind of music, I enjoy genealogy, history, my granddaughters and my addiction, SongPop. I guess it could be worse, right? I'm a Buffalo, New York girl living in a Nashville, Tennessee world, and I'm livin' the dream with my husband, my dog and my two cats.
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