Vocalists Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw are tipping their hats to nation music icon Charlie Daniels following his death on Monday.
The Devil Decreased to Georgia star suffered a fatal stroke in Tennessee at the age of 83, and the well known fiddler’s star buddies and fans fasted to honour his memory on social media.
Amongst the first to pay homage on Twitter was Paisley, who shared pictures of the 2 artists jamming onstage together, and remembered saluting Daniels as “one of a kind” in a touching quote from a bio about the late artist.
“I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography. They ring even more true now,” he captioned the posts.
“I’m so sad he’s gone. We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you. @CharlieDaniels”.
McGraw was another buddy heartbroken over the loss.
“Oh man, sad to hear about @CharlieDaniels passing…,” he composed. “I matured on his music … dazzling tunes and smokin’ records. And constantly, without stop working, whenever I had the enjoyment of being around him, he was among many authentic, kind and thoughtful folks I have actually ever run throughout.
“The word ‘legend’ gets considered so quickly nowadays, however not in this case … he was #BeyondLegendary …”
Fellow nation vocalists Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, and Jake Owen likewise shared warm words about Daniels online, while Billy Ray Cyrus posted: “This #Legend @CharlieDaniels was at the core of my roots & & affects inmusic We taped ‘Simply As I Am’ together for his Grammy winnin Gospel Album … An honor to call him my buddy. Fiddle’s gon na be roarin in paradise tonight #RIP (sic)”.
And Jason Aldean confessed Daniels’ death was weighing heavy on his heart: “Male I am sad to hear that Charlie Daniels died today. He was among the nicest/kindest people I have actually ever met. Thanks for the musical tradition u (sic) left everybody. We will miss you Mr. Charlie!”