Once the news of the death of country music’s legendary songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Daniels was out, the country community came out in full force to share their memories of the man who meant so much to so many.
Travis Tritt posted a picture that speaks volumes about his love for Daniels. “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,” Tritt wrote. “Farewell dear friend until we meet again. Thank you for being such a friend, mentor and inspiration to me. I will always be grateful.”
And even for newcomer Luke Combs, the country great’s passing has hit him hard.
The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels.
— Luke Combs (@lukecombs) July 6, 2020
Other country artists who have mourned Daniels on social media:
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.
— thetimmcgraw (@TheTimMcGraw) July 6, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/3Pg5eWPtIf
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 6, 2020
RIP to the Long Haired Country Boy. The first time I ever stepped foot on stage was on the Volunteer Jam. One of the kindest people I ever met in this business. pic.twitter.com/3RrwpvojRe
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) July 6, 2020
i was lucky to catch @CharlieDaniels live once. a master class in entertainment.
also grateful to have learned about his life via @countrymusichof “Dylan, Cash, Nashville Cats” exhibit.. he played on Nashville Skyline! Legend!
love & sympathy to his family#RipCharlieDaniels
— Charlie Worsham (@charlieworsham) July 6, 2020
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.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) July 6, 2020
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) July 6, 2020
I’ll never forget my last phone call with @CharlieDaniels. What a supreme Gentleman. What a great mentor, American, Christian, music man and fellow @Opry member. He was a great influence on me personally and professionally. RIP. pic.twitter.com/20d9EYWag3
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) July 6, 2020
Randy Rogers Band
— Randy Rogers Band (@RandyRogersBand) July 6, 2020
Our hero and friend @CharlieDaniels has just entered the pearly gates of Heaven. Thank you Sir for all you gave the world, and your fierce love of God and Country. We will always love and respect you. #RipCharlieDaniels pic.twitter.com/Tra9QnsMQg
— John Rich (@johnrich) July 6, 2020