Charlie Daniels

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Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. He was born on in Wilmington, North Carolina, and began writing and performing in the 1950s. In addition to country music, he performed rock and jazz. He now resides in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, where the city has named a park after the music legend.

In 1964, Daniels sold a song "It Hurts Me" to Elvis Presley. Daniels recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels, in 1970. His first hit, "Uneasy Rider", came off his 1972 second album, Honey in the Rock. In 1974, Daniels organized the first in a series of Volunteer Jam concerts. Daniels won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal in 1979 for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Other Daniels' hits include "In America", "The South's Gonna Do It", "Long Haired Country Boy", "Still in Saigon", and "The Legend of Wooley Swamp".

Daniels was an early supporter of Jimmy Carter's presidential bid and performed at his inauguration. In 2003, Daniels published an Open Letter to the Hollywood Bunch in defense of George W. Bush's Iraq policy. His 2003 book Ain't No Rag: Freedom, Family, and the Flag contains this letter as well as many other personal statements.


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His 2003 book Ain't No Rag: Freedom, Family, and the Flag contains this letter as well as many other personal statements. The original version of the band has continued to tour and are a popular concert draw, though their recordings' success has been limited. Bush's Iraq policy. Meanwhile, Michael McDonald has forged ahead with his own solo career. In 2003, Daniels published an Open Letter to the Hollywood Bunch in defense of George W. Four members of the Doobies have since passed away (percussionist Bobby LaKind in 1992, original bassist Dave Shogren in 1999, Cornelius Bumpus in 2004, and drummer Keith Knudsen in 2005). Daniels was an early supporter of Jimmy Carter's presidential bid and performed at his inauguration. Eventually, Bumpus lost the case.

Other Daniels' hits include "In America", "The South's Gonna Do It", "Long Haired Country Boy", "Still in Saigon", and "The Legend of Wooley Swamp". Saxophonist/vocalist Cornelius Bumpus was sued by his former bandmates because Bumpus and other musicians were using the band's name. Daniels won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal in 1979 for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". But by the end of the decade the Doobies were engaged in a legal battle of their own. In 1974, Daniels organized the first in a series of Volunteer Jam concerts. Also, Michael McDonald rejoined the band briefly in 1995. His first hit, "Uneasy Rider", came off his 1972 second album, Honey in the Rock. New albums (many via independent labels) continued through the 1990s.

Daniels recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels, in 1970. They reunited with their original line-up (obviously minus lead singer Michael McDonald), released a new album (Cycles), and a new Top Ten single ("The Doctor"), and toured in 1987 to promote their new music, but the band was unable to continue their momentum. In 1964, Daniels sold a song "It Hurts Me" to Elvis Presley. The final show on that tour reunited former lead singer Tom Johnston with his former bandmates. He now resides in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, where the city has named a park after the music legend. By 1982, the Doobie Brothers announced their imminent break-up by embarking on a "farewell tour". In addition to country music, he performed rock and jazz. The LP, which featured the Top Ten hit "Real Love" (not to be confused with the John Lennon composition that would later be a hit for The Beatles), was a success, but did not match the blockbuster figures of Minute by Minute.

He was born on in Wilmington, North Carolina, and began writing and performing in the 1950s. By the beginning of the 1980s, former Moby Grape saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus joined the band as an occasional lead singer for the album One Step Closer. Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. Their hit "What a Fool Believes" won them a Grammy Award. The album also featured the first (and to date, the only) female lead vocal, from Nicolette Larson (who herself scored a hit with Neil Young's "Lotta Love"). Their career peaked with the success of 1978's Minute by Minute which spent five weeks at the top of the charts and brought the group their greatest success. Their new sound was further forged with their next album, Livin' On The Fault Line, which featured "Little Darlin' (I Need You)", "Echoes Of Love", and "You Belong To Me" (later a hit for Carly Simon).

Their first album under McDonald was Takin' It To The Streets (which featured the singles "It Keeps You Runnin'" and the title cut). Their sound also changed, from a hard-edged guitar-filled sound to that of mellow rock (filled with keyboards and horns). So he left the Doobies (eventually he forged his own short-lived solo career), and shortly after a new lead singer named Michael McDonald (another member of Steely Dan) was recruited to replace Johnston. But by 1976, lead singer Johnston grew tired of touring, and fell ill as a result.

Their live shows had given them an energetic fanbase, primarily among the Hells Angels of Southern California. The following year (1975), Steely Dan member Jeff Baxter (nicknamed "Skunk") joined the band as a guitarist. These early singles continued to be hits for the next few years and eventually earned continued airplay among today's Classic Rock radio stations. Under the leadership of Johnston and Simmons, the Doobies' trademark sound (a cross between heavy metal and Southern rock) helped lead the band to the Top Ten charts with such other hits as "Long Train Runnin'" & "China Grove" (from their 1973 album The Captain And Me), and "Black Water" (from 1974's What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits).

But it was after their next album (on which bass player Dave Shogren was replaced by Tiran Porter), Toulouse Street (which spawned the hit singles "Listen To The Music" and "Jesus Is Just Alright"), that brought the band their breakthrough success. The group's 1971 self-titled debut album failed to chart. The band's name was taken from a slang term for the marijuana joint. In 1970, after leaving that band, they joined up with bass player Dave Shogren and guitarist Patrick Simmons, and thus The Doobie Brothers was formed.

The founding members were lead vocalist Tom Johnston and drummer John Hartman, both former members of a group called Pud. They were popular throughout the 1970s. The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like "Black Water". Live at Wolf Trap [Live] (2004).

Divided Highway (2003). Doobie's Choice (2002). Greatest Hits (2001). On Our Way Up (2001).

Sibling Rivalry (2000). Long Train Runnin': 1970-2000 [Box Set] (1999). Rockin' Down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert [Live] (1996). Brotherhood (1991).

Cycles (1989). Farewell Tour [Live] (1983). 2 (1981). Best of the Doobies, Vol.

One Step Closer (1980). Minute by Minute (1978). Livin' on the Fault Line (1977). Best of the Doobies (1976).

Takin' It to the Streets (1976). Stampede (1975). What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974). The Captain and Me (1973).

Toulouse Street (1972). The Doobie Brothers (1971).

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