We’re honoring Charlie Daniels’ road to the County Music Hall of Fame with a vintage performance of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
This week’s Opry performance of the week is Charlie Daniels and his band performing their biggest hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” on Opry Live. Daniels was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium on January 19, 2008. Since then, he’s continued to make history.
Later this month, the fiddler extraordinaire will be honored once again for his blending of Southern rock and country music. On October 16, Daniels will join legendary artists including Roy Rogers and Johnny Cash in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In celebration of the Medallion Ceremony, the Hall of Fame Museum has put together an exhibit that focuses on Daniels’ 50-plus-year career and examines his path to stardom.
Named after the 1979 album that yielded “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” the Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections exhibit also showcases exclusive items such as musical instruments, stage wear, manuscripts, awards, and childhood mementos. The exhibit runs through March 5, 2017.
In the meantime, take a look at Daniels’ performance of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” from the night of his Opry induction.
In celebration of his 80th birthday on October 28, Charlie Daniels is running a sweepstakes for his Volunteer Jam. Enter to win the prize pack to his November 30 performance at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The ticket drawing will be held on October 27.
Daniels’ next live show is on October 8 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina.