Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and More Country Stars React To The Passing of Charlie Daniels

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News broke on Monday morning (July 5) that legendary country singer Charlie Daniels passed away from a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83, country stars flocked to social media with their condolences and memories of the “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer.

Stars such as Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and many more spoke out about what Charlie and his music meant to them in heartfelt posts on social media.

The word “legend” gets tossed around so easily these days, but not in this case… he was #BeyondLegendary. This is one of my absolute favorites… “The Legend of Wooly Swamp” #CharlieDaniels,” Tim said of Charlie. 

Check out what country stars had to say following the passing of Charlie Daniels.

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Luke Bryan

“Just learning of the passing of this great man. What a hero. A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon. Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels.”

Tim McGraw

Oh man, sad to hear about @CharlieDaniels passing…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.”

The word “legend” gets tossed around so easily these days, but not in this case… he was #BeyondLegendary. This is one of my absolute favorites… “The Legend of Wooly Swamp” #CharlieDaniels.”

Luke Combs

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

Brad Paisley

I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography. They ring even more true now. I’m so sad he’s gone. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you. @CharlieDaniels.”

Jamey Johnson

Thank @CharlieDaniels you for teaching us all the difference between a violin and a fiddle. I hope you enjoy your new one made of gold.”

Travis Tritt

My heart is crushed today after hearing that my dear friend Charlie Daniels has passed away. 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.”

Aaron Watson

“There’s going to be lots more fiddlin’ in heaven from now on… so sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Daniels. Keeping his fans, friends and family in our thoughts and prayers. I’m so thankful I got to spend some time with him.”

Chris Young

“Absolutely gutted to hear the news of  @CharlieDaniels passing this morning… what a life lived, and what an incredible human being. He will be sorely missed.”

Tyler Farr

“Lost one of the best this morning. RIP Charlie Daniels.”

Bellamy Brothers

We are very sad today at the news of  @CharlieDaniels passing. Charlie was a great entertainer, great friend, and a great American.”

Brandy Clark

Heaven just gained one of the coolest fiddle players to ever live. RIP @CharlieDaniels

Chris Janson

“A true Country Gentleman. Gonna miss him big time. Won’t ever forget the last phone call I got from him. No doubt he’s in heaven today. May God Bless my fellow @Opry member, Charlie Daniels.”

Mark Wills

“Heartbroken at the news of the loss of one of my heroes! Two of my favorite pictures. Rest In Peace Mr Charlie! I love you.”

Jake Owen

“Charlie Daniels was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around. His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels. Rest In Peace Charlie.”