About Charlie Daniels
Resource Entertainment had the pleasure of producing Charlie Daniels' performances in Memphis and in Fort Smith, AR.
Charles Edward Daniels is a country artist, Southern rock hitmaker, singer, fiddler, guitarist — and American music icon.
Daniels began writing and performing in the 1950's. In 1964, he sold a song "It Hurts Me" to Elvis Presley. He worked as a session musician, including playing on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969 and 1970. Daniels recorded his first solo album in 1970. His first hit, the novelty song "Uneasy Rider," reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Daniels won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which reached #3 on the charts.
Charlie Daniels has never shied away from politics. "The South's Gonna Do It" had a mild message of cultural identity within the Southern rock movement. "In America" was a reaction to the Iran Hostage Crisis. In contrast, "Still in Saigon" was an effective portrayal of the plight of the American Vietnam veteran ten years after the war. The country hit "Simple Man" seemingly advocated a Biblical form of vigilantism.
He continues to enjoy performing live and keeps a busy touring schedule year-round.