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

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.
June 7, 2018, 10:49 AM EDT
This past week I attended a memorial for Randy Scruggs, a longtime friend, son of the late Earl Scruggs, and a multi-talented guitar player, producer, songwriter and performer.
May 29, 2018, 9:38 AM EDT
The political mindset in this nation – and I am including myself in the mix – has deteriorated to the point that our minds are made up, to a big extent, by who it is that is proposing certain ideas, our disdain and intransigence triggered by mere words like Republican, Democrat, conservative or liberal, being of the opinion that the people these terms represent are either doing something acceptable to us or something underhanded, depending on which side we tend to line up with.
May 22, 2018, 12:32 PM EDT
For many decades and through many presidential terms there have been promises to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, their traditional capitol for over two millennia and a part of the territory given to the Jews by God thousands of years ago.
May 15, 2018, 9:53 AM EDT
I write a lot about work and attitude toward work because it is, and has been, such a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was raised in an atmosphere where there were few safety nets to catch the unemployed, and if the family was to have food and shelter, the breadwinner had no alternative but to earn a living.
May 8, 2018, 2:57 PM EDT
It seems there is little middle ground concerning the Trump presidency. The feelings tend to run high – adoration or animosity, confidence or distrust, staunch support or rabid rebuttal – in some instances instigating downright hatred.
May 7, 2018, 10:25 AM EDT
When I was a kid, the men in my life were straight-spoken, hard-working characters with sun-ripened faces and calloused hands. They got up early, drank coffee and ate a big breakfast before they headed out to another day of giving their bosses a day’s labor for a day's wages.
April 30, 2018, 3:39 PM EDT
When I was in the seventh grade in Wilmington, North Carolina, our class took field trips to local businesses and government entities, so the students could see our society in action.
April 25, 2018, 2:35 PM EDT
When you walk into a fast food shop that employs teenagers and twenty-somethings, you can pick the winners from the losers fairly easily.
April 17, 2018, 9:50 AM EDT
I recently spent time with an old and dear friend of mine. Our relationship goes back a long way, and we haven’t had the chance to visit for any concentrated amount of time for many years.
April 13, 2018, 2:30 PM EDT
This past week marked the fifty-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.