Funeral arrangements have been announced for Charlie Daniels, who passed away on July 6 at age 83.
According to WSMV News 4, Charlie’s funeral service will be held on July 10 at 11 a.m. CT at World Outreach Church (1921 State Highway 99, Murfreesboro, Tenn.). Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform during the service.
An open visitation will be held on July 9 at Sellars Funeral Home (2229 N. Mount Juliet Rd., Mount Juliet, Tenn.) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT. Local law enforcement Honor Guards will be present throughout the visitation.
A celebration service will be held on July 8 outside Sellars Funeral Home at 6:30 p.m. CT featuring Trace Adkins, Tracey Lawrence, Darryl Worley and more. The event is open to the public and will feature honors from the military and an aircraft flyover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Journey Home Project, which Charlie co-founded in 2014.
Due to COVID-19, attendees are encouraged to wear masks at the visitation and funeral service.
Over the course of his 60-plus-year career, Charlie received numerous accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016) and the Musicians Hall of Fame (2009), as well as becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry (2008).
As the fiddle-playing frontman of the Charlie Daniels Band, Charlie scored a number of Top 20 singles, including “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye,” “Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues,” “In America,” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which topped the charts in 1979.
Charlie leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Hazel, and their son, Charlie Daniels, Jr.
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