March 30, 2016 – The Country Music Association announced today that the legendary Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. Charlie Daniels’ illustrious career began all the way back in 1955 when he began performing in the rock band The Jaguars.
In announcing Daniels’ induction, the CMA acknowledged his contributions as a singer, songwriter, fiddle player and pioneer of country, Southern rock and bluegrass music, as well as the founder of the Volunteer Jam benefit concert series.
Over the years, Daniels has placed 33 singles on the Billboard country charts. Among his most known songs are “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Uneasy Rider,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” and “In America.” Charlie Daniels has nine Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum albums. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” a huge hit for Daniels, was the CMA Single of the Year in 1979 and earned the Charlie Daniels Band a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
“I have harbored many lofty ambitions, but I was almost afraid to dream that I would ever be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame,” says Daniels in a statement, “what a surprise, what a blessing.”