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Charlie Daniels, legendary “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer, dead at 83

Charlie Daniels died from a stroke.

Charlie Daniels, the singer and songwriter known for his unique style of country music, died on Monday in Hermitage, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. Daniels, a North Carolina native, rose to fame when his tune “Uneasy Rider” hit the number nine spot of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. Six years later, Daniels became a household name when his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” earned him a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance.  During his 62-year-long career, Daniels released 32 albums and worked with artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. His