Charlie Daniels was born in North Carolina in 1936. During his 50+ year career, he has scored hits on rock, country, pop, and Christian charts. A skilled musician on guitar, fiddle and mandolin, Daniels formed a rock 'n' roll band early in his career and is known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He is best known for his No. 1 country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", which became a platinum single, topped both country and pop charts, won a Grammy Award, earned three CMA trophies, became a cornerstone of the "Urban Cowboy" movie soundtrack and propelled Daniels', "Million Mile Reflections" album to triple-platinum sales levels. He is also known for southern rock hits, "The South's Gonna Do It Again" and "Long Haired Country Boy" among numerous other songs. Daniels has been active as a singer and songwriter since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Jan. 2008 and has appeared in commercials for UPS and GEICO auto insurance, where he was featured playing fiddle in the television commercial. His volunteer spirit, support of American troops and down-to-earth philosophy have solidified his reputation as a true American patriot and Christian.

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