Country singer-songwriter Charlie Daniels passed away this morning after a stroke according to a post on the Charlie Daniels Band website. Daniels, who won multiple Grammy, Dove, and CMA Awards, was 83.
Tributes from across the country music world poured in at the news of his passing.
Country music star Brad Paisley echoed the words he wrote for Charlie Daniels’ 2017 autobiography, that Daniels was “equal parts rebel rouser and apostle…I love this man.”
Luke Combs wrote on Twitter that “the country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels.” The Oak Ridge Boys tweeted, “This is devastating news … 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 …” George Strait similarly wrote on Twitter, “So sad to lose Charlie today. Such a great entertainer and a great human being. Cowboy too. We’ll miss you Charlie Daniels!”
“Country music will never be the same,” wrote fellow member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Loretta Lynn, who worked regularly with Daniels.
The tributes expanded past the music world, however, with Donald Trump, Jr. tweeting Monday evening, “So sorry to hear we lost American legend Charlie Daniels to a stroke today. A true patriot in every sense of the word. Actually went back and fourth with him this weekend. His last words to me were “Thank you and FOUR MORE YEARS!!” We will miss you my friend. #RIPCharlieDaniels”
Announcements regarding the funeral have not yet been made.