Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt and More Share Touching Tributes to Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels passed away on Monday, July 6, at 83 years of age, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. The singer and songwriter was a member was a member of both the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and left an indelible mark on country music. Numerous artists, including Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Travis Tritt, shared touching tributes to the country music legend.

“I’m sad for the world and for his family…but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player,” Carrie posted. “See you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels.”

I’m sad for the world and for his family…but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player…see you again, one day, sweet Charlie Daniels. ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Carrie Underwood on Monday, July 6, 2020


“Oh man, sad to hear about [Charlie Daniels] passing,” Tim tweeted. “I grew up on his music… brilliant songs and smokin’ records. And always, without fail, every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he was one of most genuine, kind and thoughtful folks I’ve ever run across.”

“My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away,” Travis wrote. “Charlie was the first legendary artist to take me under his wing and encourage me when I was first getting started in the business. He was always there for me when I needed him. I have so many great memories of touring, performing, writing and recording with Charlie, but my favorite memories are of simply talking with the man when it was just the two of us alone. Farewell dear friend until we meet again. Thank you for being such a friend, mentor and inspiration to me. I will always be grateful. My deepest condolences go out to the Daniels family, friends and fans.”

“Absolutely gutted to hear the news of [Charlie Daniels] passing this morning… what a life lived, and what an incredible human being. He will be sorely missed,” wrote Chris Young.

“Man I am heartbroken to hear that Charlie Daniels passed away this morning,” Jason Aldean shared. “He was one of the nicest/kindest people I have ever met. Thanks for the musical legacy u left all of us. We will miss you Mr. Charlie!”

“The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels,” Luke Combs said.

“Our hero and friend ⁦[Charlie Daniels] has just entered the pearly gates of Heaven,” John Rich said. “Thank you Sir for all you gave the world, and your fierce love of God and Country. We will always love and respect you. #RipCharlieDaniels”

John also issued a statement on the death of the country music icon, saying, “Daniels showed the rest of us what it means to be a great human being. He found redemption, then lived a life devoted to serving God, his family, and fellow countrymen. He was much more than his music. He was kind and strong and had a powerful soul that will be sorely missed here on earth, but no doubt has received eternal glory in Heaven. We will always love and miss him forever. God bless you, Mr. Charlie.”

“I’m so sad he’s gone,” Brad Paisley posted. “But I know he had no doubt about where he was going when this life was over. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. He beat the devil with his fiddle, and I’m sure he’s opening up his case and resining up his bow now to play for the Lord. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you.”

“This is devastating news …,” the Oak Ridge Boys shared. “Our brother Charlie Daniels has gone home … hard to process this immeasurable loss … goodbye Charlie … until that glorious day … We KNOW where you are now …”

“I never met a better man than Charlie Daniels,” Gretchen Wilson said. “He was so inspiring in so many ways. May he Rest In Peace along side his Creator and continue to inspire!”

“Prayers for Hazel, Charlie’s family and his CBD road family,” Martina McBride posted. “Charlie allowed John to film him doing an intro of me for my showcase for RCA Records back in 1991. He didn’t know me at all. He was just that generous and kind. One of a kind he was.”

“I’ll never forget my last phone call with [CharlieDaniels],” said Chris Janson. “What a supreme Gentleman. What a great mentor, American, Christian, music man and fellow [Opry] member. He was a great influence on me personally and professionally. RIP.”

“The world lost a true legend today,” Brantley Gilbert tweeted. “Your boots won’t ever be filled, but your legacy will live on forever…. thank you.”

“One of my favorite people on this earth Charlie Daniels has gone on to his eternal reward today,” said Ricky Skaggs. “Oh, how he will be missed at the Grand Ole Opry and everywhere else he was loved. Charlie, thank you for being a Patriot, a Statesman, a Christian, a friend, a father, a husband to Miss Hazel, and a great maker of music that will live on for generations. You made an indelible mark in this life, and you will be missed my brother.”

One of my favorite people on this earth Charlie Daniels has gone on to his eternal reward today. Oh, how he will be…

Posted by Ricky Skaggs on Monday, July 6, 2020

Charlie is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son, Charlie Daniels, Jr. Funeral services are pending.