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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February 19, 2019, 9:55 AM EST
All it takes is a look at the U.S. Congress to see how seriously fractured our nation is.
February 15, 2019, 2:53 PM EST
Bob Dylan said nine little words that would affect my life from that moment on. He said, “I don’t want another guitar player. I want him.”
February 8, 2019, 4:06 PM EST
“The world is going to end in twelve years ... .”
February 4, 2019, 8:57 AM EST
In the early stages of the second World War, Hitler, intent on totally exterminating the Jews, came up with a plan the Nazis code named the Final Solution.
January 15, 2019, 10:33 AM EST
The degree that the Schumer and Pelosi-led Democrats will go to prevent Donald Trump from having the promised wall is truly disgusting and appalling.
January 8, 2019, 11:23 AM EST
Charlie Daniels “[A]nd that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
January 2, 2019, 11:54 AM EST
As I sit here looking out at the magnificent, sunlit, snow-covered Rocky Mountains, it’s Sunday morning and we arrived here late yesterday afternoon after a long and arduous 1500-mile drive across almost half the continent.
December 17, 2018, 8:37 AM EST
Any of you who have been following this column for some time will remember that about six years ago I went into Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and had a pacemaker implanted.
December 11, 2018, 11:59 AM EST
As one who I feel has at least a cursory knowledge of both sides of the gun control issue, I offer my humble opinion of the situation and the seemingly implacable positions that have been taken up by each.
December 4, 2018, 9:39 AM EST
Just got home yesterday morning from playing our last show of the year in Kansas City, a tour that started nine months, one hundred and eight shows and seventy-some thousand miles ago.
November 27, 2018, 12:26 PM EST
Our government is no longer an august citadel of reason where the highest standards of patriotism and civilized decorum are practiced, where all energy is laser-focused on what is best for our nation’s security and fiscal health, where party affiliation is second to the needs of “We the People” and truth and honor abound.
November 20, 2018, 11:34 AM EST
There is an old saying that “it ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings.” Well, when it comes to elections, all the fat lady can do is stand in the wings and wait until the votes are counted, and that seems to depend on some pretty tenuous circumstances involving a cast of shady characters who have a tendency to balk when the vote tally doesn’t add up to suit them.
November 12, 2018, 9:33 AM EST
The election is over, the people have spoken, and although there is probably not a baker’s dozen in America who are completely happy with the outcome, it is my fervent hope that our president will dial back his acerbic rhetoric and the loyal opposition will put away the long knives and personal vendettas and take what’s good for the country into consideration for a change.
November 6, 2018, 2:07 PM EST
Frequently, I am asked in interviews, ‘If I could go back and change anything about my life or career, what it would be?’ My stock and honest answer is that, I believe that there is a reaction to all actions and that anything I could reach back and change would have an impact on the way things turned out, and that, since I’m pretty happy about the way things did turn out, I would leave well enough alone.
October 26, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT
What are you supposed to be doing and how are you supposed to act when you’re 82?
October 23, 2018, 10:15 AM EDT
In the early days of the Third Reich, Hitler used a gaggle of psychopaths, thugs and other assorted trash as street muscle. They enforced Hitler’s evil with no legal standing. They were just a bunch of riff-raff that basically did whatever they wanted to do, protected by the Nazi Party.
October 9, 2018, 4:23 PM EDT
It would seem that our Senate, instead of being an institute of diplomacy, common sense and patriotism has become something resembling a bloodless version of a Roman Coliseum spectacle, where political gladiators fight to the death over, not legislation, nor the betterment of the nation, but for whatever ideology their party is embracing.
October 2, 2018, 10:41 AM EDT
If you read this column often you will know that I write a lot about work and vocation, about the choice of profession, about attitude toward one’s chosen path and the dreams and goals that accompany the sincere desire of one who is serious about choosing a line of work that will hold their interest, their energy, their patience and perseverance for as long as they care to pursue it.
September 25, 2018, 10:28 AM EDT
It seems that – for the most part – political dialogue in America has deteriorated from discussion and debate to, name calling, catfights and one-uppance contests, with everybody more intent on having the last word, than proving a point.
September 18, 2018, 2:49 PM EDT
If this piece is going to have any impact, it cannot be viewed through partisan eyes – conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. Preconceived political prejudice and implacable attitudes must be cast aside. For the moment, we must view the political system, as just that, a political system without the personalities and policies we loath or the blind loyalty we show for one side and the blind hatred that we feel for the other.