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Charlie Daniels

Charles Edward Daniels was an American singer, musician, and songwriter. His music encompassed multiple genres in a career spanning five decades, including southern rock, country rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel. He was best known for his number-one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Much of his output, including all but one of his eight Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, was credited to the Charlie Daniels Band.

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Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time.
I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music.
Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.
We can get rid of red tape. — © Charlie Daniels
We can get rid of red tape.
The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you're referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That's what my next album's going to be.
We didn't have a garage to rehearse in. We had to aggravate the folks in the house. But I got a chance to play in a beer joint, and that's how it started.
A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.
I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did - thank God I did.
I should be the one to say what I do. It's just not done that way anymore in Nashville, and I can't do it the other way. That's how our record label came about.
Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good, because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band, making it what I want it to be.
I don't want to be without God's blessings. If it's inconvenient, then it's just inconvenient. If somebody don't like it, then somebody just don't like it. That is part of me. That's who I am.
I don't want to be without God's blessings.
You marry somebody you love, that you feel like you want to spend the rest of your life with, that you're excited to wake up with every morning if you enjoy spending the day with. Right now... my wife is my best friend, by far my best friend.
I ain't askin' nobody for nuttin' if I cain't get it on my own. — © Charlie Daniels
I ain't askin' nobody for nuttin' if I cain't get it on my own.
I do more writing by myself than with anybody else. My best thing is sitting...around somewhere with a guitar, and having an idea. You never know where it'd come from. Songwriting is a God-given talent.
I wouldn't trade places with anybody in the world. I love what I do.
If I can't take Jesus Christ with me, I don't want to go.
It's quite a traumatic thing for a lot of our veterans that come back... You're in a war zone, you're dodging IED's and bullets one day and a couple days later you're back in society again with a bunch of people that have no idea of what you've been through.
I couldn't care less about politically correct.
If I come across an issue, or something I feel strongly about, and I happen to think of a song that would go in that direction, then I do it. But that's not what I start out, necessarily, to do. Sometimes I may have an idea for a song - "Well, I'm going to write about a thing.
I don't want to go anywhere where Jesus can't go.
My wife is my best friend, by far my best friend.
People say, "Well, we're all just going to die and go to heaven anyway, or Jesus is going to come back" or something. I don't feel like God wants us just to lay down and die just because that's going to happen. I think we should keep trying.
He may look dumb, but that's just a disguise.
I just feel such freedom to do whatever. If a song's seven minutes or ten minutes long, then so be it - it's that long.
The United States of America took a giant step toward a totalitarian socialist government when the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare, allowing the individual mandate for the government to force American citizens to buy health insurance whether they want to or not.
Marry somebody you love. That's the whole thing. And continue to love them.
I can't imagine not having a reason to get out of bed at night.
I have people talking about, "Boy, I hate to go to work." I love to go to work!
I love being Charlie Daniels for good, bad, or indifferent.
So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You're free at last
What this world needs is a few more Rednecks.
I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. — © Charlie Daniels
I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I just can't imagine not having something to do.
I don't know where the time went. I sure have enjoyed it.
As in the case of California, the wolf is at the door of America and the present administration acts as if it's a pussycat. America cannot maintain the present entitlement programs and support a government this size and keep on living on a credit card.
Make sure to be honest with yourself, about if that's really what you want to do with your life - to make music. It takes a commitment - a tremendous, thick-skinned commitment of being the first one to get there and the last one to leave, doing what you want to do even if you have to work twice as hard as anybody else ever did.
There's a lathered sorrel stallion running through the Joshua trees and a young man in the saddle with his coat tails in the breeze. He's got a six gun on his right hip and a rifle at his knees and he's dealing in a game that he can't win.
I think we should keep voting, I think we should keep supporting things that we believe in. I don't think we ought to just quit.
Little Jimmy Dickens has long been a musical hero of mine and one of the finest entertainers to ever step on any stage. I was deeply honored to call him a friend and will always remember the time I got to spend with him. The music world has lost one of our greatest treasures. Rest in peace, my little friend. You were loved by so many of us!
I've been to Iraq three times. I've been to Afghanistan, I've been quite a few places, and I want to tell you something, these kids, they're the best we've got. They're the best Americans, they're the most loyal Americans we've got. And we owe them when they come back.
I love my country. I love my guns. I love my family. I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes. Cause this is America, and a country boy is good enough for me, son.
Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest.
I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ... if I can't take him with me, I don't want to go. — © Charlie Daniels
I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ... if I can't take him with me, I don't want to go.
The word 'retirement' is not in my vocabulary right now.
The news is not about news anymore. It's about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.
You'd better watch where you go, and remember where you've been
I can't wait to get off the bus and... go on stage and entertain people. That's my thing, that's what I love. I love doing it... I thank God I can make a living doing it.
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