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Charlie Daniels Band is an American country music band that was founded in 1970 by Charlie Daniels and several other musicians. The band has released sixteen studio albums, three live albums, seven compilations, and a greatest hits album. Their first album, self-titled Charlie Daniels Band, was released in 1971.

The band has had numerous hit singles, including “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which went to number one on both the country and pop charts in 1979. In total, the band has had six songs reach the top 40 on the country charts. Daniels has also won several awards as a member of the Charlie Daniels Band, including a Grammy Award and induction into the Grand Ole Opry.

Charlie Daniels Band Career

In 1979, the band released their most successful album, Million Mile Reflections. The album’s lead single, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, became a massive hit, reaching number one on both the country and pop charts. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The Charlie Daniels Band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2000, Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. In 2008, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

In 2016, Daniels released his final album, Night Hawk. The album’s lead single, “In America”, peaked at number 37 on the country charts.

Daniels died on July 6, 2020, at the age of 83.

Discography

1970s albums

  • Charlie Daniels
  • Te John, Grease, & Wolfman
  • Honey in the Rock
  • Way Down Yonder
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Nightrider
  • Saddle Tramp
  • High Lonesome
  • Midnight Wind
  • Million Mile Reflections

1980s albums

  • Full Moon
  • Windows
  • Me and the Boys
  • Powder Keg
  • Homesick Heroes
  • Simple Man

1990s albums

  • Renegade
  • America, I Believe in You
  • The Door
  • Same Ol’ Me
  • Steel Witness
  • Blues Hat
  • By the Light of the Moon
  • Tailgate Party

2000s albums

  • Road Dogs
  • How Sweet the Sound:
  • 25 Favorite Hymns and Gospel Greats
  • Redneck Fiddlin’ Man
  • Songs From the Longleaf Pines
  • Deuces

2010s albums

  • Hits of the South
  • Off the Grid: Doin’ It Dylan
  • Night Hawk

Awards and Nominations

The Charlie Daniels Band has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has won one.

They have also been nominated for and won several Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

In 2016, the band was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.