Country Pop Bites: Charlie Daniels – January 15
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2010 Charlie Daniels suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado?
It's true! Poor guy!
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Charlie Daniels.
- He worked as a Nashville session musician, often for producer Bob Johnston, including playing electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969 and 1970, and on recordings by Leonard Cohen.
- In 1974, he organized the first in a series of Volunteer Jam concerts based in or around Nashville, Tennessee, often playing with members of Barefoot Jerry. Except for a three-year gap in the late 1980s, these jams have continued ever since.
- His distinctive speaking voice was used in Frank Wildhorn's 1999 musical, The Civil War. He is featured in the Prologue and "In Great Deeds."
- He was featured playing fiddle in a television commercial for GEICO auto insurance.
- He enjoys hunting, fishing, skydiving, and other outdoor activities. He is a member of the National Rifle Association .