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Charlie Daniels Inducted Into The Grand Ole Opry

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary country superstar Charlie Daniels was inducted into the world-famous Grand Ole Opry by Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

Stuart welcomed Daniels into Opry membership, before a sold-out crowd, by saying, “The Opry is American and its reach is universal. A steady force in the midst of passing trends. The Opry is family. God Bless Charlie Daniels.”

Daniels responded, “My Bible tells me God gives us the desires of our hearts and tonight the promise has come true.” He then invited Stuart, Smith, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins to join him on stage to perform “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

During the induction which aired live on “Opry Live” on GAC: Great American Country, Daniels was also presented the Opry Member Award, a 14-inch bronze and oak wood replica of the Opry’s vintage microphone stand designed by renowned sculptor Bill Rains.

During Daniels’ 50-year career, he has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts and counts awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), TNN/Music City News Awards, and the Gospel Music Association (GMA) among his many accolades. Born in Wilmington, NC, he was raised on a musical diet that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands, rhythm & blues, and country music from the radio, including Nashville’s 650 WSM. His signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” topped both country and pop charts, bringing him
international acclaim.

[image from AristoMedia, used with permission]

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