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.

My Articles

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.
September 11, 2018, 10:37 AM EDT
As the seventeenth anniversary of that fateful time in American history approaches, the memories of that day and the days afterwards spring vividly into my consciousness as images of America in shock and confusion, as I had never seen.
September 4, 2018, 9:06 AM EDT
I remember as a child seeing the newsreels at the movie houses about the Second World War and the inhumanity and cruelty of Hitler and his Nazis.
August 28, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT
To anybody who will admit the truth, the animosity and downright hate that exists in the political arena goes way past anything this nation has ever experienced before. The vitriol has grown to the point that party power comes before patriotism for many of these jaded partisans, to the point they will fight tooth and nail to defeat things that would be beneficial for the country just because it’s the opposing party’s idea. 
August 20, 2018, 2:45 PM EDT
It seems there is less and less common ground in discourse in America anymore as the constantly redrawn battle lines move farther and farther apart, taking with them even the folks on both fringes, severely narrowing the space for what have heretofore been known as “moderates.”
August 13, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT
I was born in 1936 when many of the small towns in the South were controlled by two or three, and in some cases, one family. They owned many of the retail businesses, significant interest in banks and other entities that determined the ebb and flow of available credit in the area and exerted significant influence over local politics.
August 9, 2018, 3:15 PM EDT
While on the road recently, I got the news that a non-politician businessman won the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s gubernatorial primary elections.
July 31, 2018, 4:02 PM EDT
The refusal by some NFL players to stand up for the performance of the National Anthem at football games the past few seasons has had some far-reaching ramifications. It has ruffled the feathers of much of the population, resulting in less fans in the stands and a somewhat dwindling television audience, plus leaving deep scars in the veterans’ community.
July 24, 2018, 11:25 AM EDT
The dictionary defines trust as: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something in which confidence is placed.
July 17, 2018, 3:50 PM EDT
This past week, watching the congressional hearings on television, it came home to me just how really messed up our legislative branch is. 
July 16, 2018, 10:49 AM EDT
This past week the world witnessed a feat of tremendous and selfless heroism as members of Thailand’s Navy SEALs continuously risked their lives designing, provisioning and implementing the escape of twelve young soccer players and their coach from a water filled cave.
July 9, 2018, 11:48 AM EDT
With the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, America has another reason to be divided along ideological lines, as if we needed it.
June 19, 2018, 9:59 AM EDT
I am a person who enjoys living in rural surroundings, and although I spend a lot of time in big cities, when I head for home, I want some seclusion and elbow room.
June 12, 2018, 10:42 AM EDT
With the prominence and support Bernie Sanders achieved in the last presidential election cycle, and the fascination of so many of the young voters find in him and other socialist political hopefuls, the possibility of a socialist administration at some time in the future cannot be ignored.