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Charlie Daniels, 1981

Posted on March 24, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Musician Charlie Daniels performs Jan. 4, 1981 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The singer and songwriter, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music, has played Rupp Arena six times (1976, '77, '79, '81, '82 and 2003). Daniels' best know hits was "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 in September1979 and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1979. In 1980, "Devil" became a major crossover success on rock radio stations when it was included on the soundtrack for the hit movie 'Urban Cowboy', staring John Travolta. Daniels appeared in the movie as himslef. Photo by Ron Garison | staff

Charlie Daniels performed Jan. 4, 1981, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The singer and songwriter, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music, has played Rupp Arena six times (1976, ’77, ’79, ’81, ’82 and 2003). Daniels’ best-known hit was The Devil Went Down to Georgia, which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 in September 1979 and won a Grammy Award that year for best country vocal performance. In 1980, Devil became a major crossover success on rock radio stations when it was included on the soundtrack for the movie Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta. Daniels appeared in the movie as himself. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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