Charlie Daniels, the iconic country music superstar behind "the Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at the age of 83. According to The Tennessean, Daniels died after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. His death was subsequently confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr.
Born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1936, Daniels spent his youth listening to gospel and bluegrass music, and playing baseball. He would go on to enjoy a long and illustrious career in the country music industry, and his even a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the early years of his music career, he played on albums by artists such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and the Marshall Tucker Band. He also co-wrote the song "It Hurts Me." which was recorded by Elvis Presley. Daniels put out his first solo album, self-titled, in 1970. He released more than 30 studio albums throughout his career, with the last being 2016s Night Hawk.