Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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January 20, 2015, 10:26 AM EST
The recent rash of homegrown terrorists has again raised the question of, “Why would a person born, educated and protected by his homeland suddenly turn into a vicious enemy of the state?”
January 19, 2015, 10:27 AM EST
The subject I broach in this column transcends political parties and partisan politics. It is a chronic and growing shame that should rank at the top of the pile in the business of any president and Congress, no matter which party holds the majority or who is in the White House. It is not a blanket indictment of those dedicated doctors, nurses and other health care workers who really care about our troops and, with limited resources and questionable leadership, have tried to maintain a standard of care for them.
January 13, 2015, 10:36 AM EST
The recent slaughter of Charlie Hebdo employees in Paris should have had a multifaceted and very sobering effect on the rest of the world.
January 8, 2015, 9:38 AM EST
A few days ago my wife and myself were on a trip, it was early morning and we stopped at a well-known fast food chain to get breakfast. We pulled up to the drive through only to be greeted by a surly, unhelpful voice that seemed to be irritated and bothered by customers who help pay her salary.
January 2, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
In 1959, after Fidel Castro won the coup against an evil dictator named Fulgencio Batista, expectations were over the moon that Cuba would be joining the community of democratic nations, that political repression would be lifted, human rights restored and the Cuban economy would soon boom, bringing prosperity to one and all.
December 16, 2014, 12:04 PM EST
There has long been a theory about a mysterious type of international shadow government, a confederation of world-class power players consisting of the super rich, bankers, entrepreneurs, captains of industry and politicians – the wielders of worldwide influence that reaches into the seats of political power around the world – having their collective way with governments and influential power brokers on every continent in the Western World and very possibly beyond.
December 15, 2014, 10:24 AM EST
I watched Dianne Feinstein on the floor of the Senate as she gave a summary of a five-year, forty million dollar report that really made America look like something out of the Middle Ages, complete with dungeons and hooded torturers.
December 1, 2014, 12:26 PM EST
The death of Michael Brown was a tragedy that destroyed a family, incited a riot and divided a city, and while there were sincere protests and peaceful marches carried out by truly concerned citizens who felt that the police overreacted, it was the fringe element of agitators and their followers, many of whom had less interest in justice than in looting and burning, that got the most media attention. And unfortunately, they became the face Ferguson, Missouri presented to the world.
November 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EST
For well over two centuries the United States of America has existed, in tact, through wars, depressions, civil uprisings, inept politicians and internal struggles. Our governmental system is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s far superior to the socialist and totalitarian regimes who have tried and failed so many times.
November 24, 2014, 10:56 AM EST
The recent sordid events in Ferguson, Missouri are troubling enough, but it could well be that they are merely a harbinger of much worse things to come.
November 11, 2014, 9:31 AM EST
Barack Obama has done some of the most outlandish things ever done by any president, and his administration has been one gigantic boondoggle after another, actions that leave the door wide open for valid and even constructive criticism.
October 28, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT
October 28th will be my 78th birthday, and I'm just sitting here wondering what, if anything, it represents? Will it be some significant milestone or chronological line I'll be crossing that will change my perspectives or effect my mindset, or will it alter my personality in some cynical way as so often happens to old men in their eighth decade?
October 27, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
One of the first things I was taught as a child was to tell the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter the ramifications. It was ingrained in me from my earliest remembrances and is as much a part of me as breathing.
October 20, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT
There are times in the history of a nation when the citizens desperately need a strong leader, an authority figure, a larger than life, take charge kind of a person who can step before the cameras and microphones and assure the nation that he's taking control of the situation. We need to know that he's got our back so that when we wake up in the morning our world will not be changed beyond recognition and we can sleep through the night in safety and confidence.
October 14, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
I think we all learn pretty early in life that two and two does not always add up to four when you're referring to some people, and especially some entities.
October 13, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT
The world is moving so fast, and so many devastating things are happening on a daily basis that even serious issues are constantly placed on the back burner to make way for a more serious or a more current piece of bad news.
October 7, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Anybody who even makes a cursory effort to keep up with the news would, in all honesty, have to admit that there is a double standard when it comes to who gets handled with kid gloves and who gets handled with a pitch fork.
October 3, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
The Charlie Daniels Band had been nipping at the heels of major success for a while, with a top ten single in 1973, "Uneasy Rider," and several albums that played on a lot of radio stations around the country and sold moderately well, but never crossed the threshold into the rarified air of gold or platinum.
September 30, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT
Politicians these days, when assessing a situation, are not concerned about how it will effect the country but how they can best turn it to their advantage, how they can spin it and how they can twist it to gain from it; truth and the nation be damned.
September 23, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT
I have heard differing opinions about how ISIS or ISIL, or whatever you choose to call the horde of barbarians murdering, raping and pillaging their way through Iraq and Syria, came into being, and I'm sure the finger pointing will go on for some time to come.