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Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsAKA Charles Edward Daniels

Born: 28-Oct-1936
Birthplace: Wilmington, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Worked at Taylor Colquitt Creosoting Co. in Wilmington, NC.

"There's stuff out there I wouldn't want my 12-year-old to listen to, if I had a 12-year-old. Any music that condones suicide shouldn't be played. And any radio station that plays such music ought to have its license revoked. Anytime we hear anything at all about censorship in any shape of form, we all get scared to death of it, but some things are released in the name of freedom of expression that just shouldn't be."

COLMES: You did a song called "Ain't No Rag." And you got into a little bit of controversy there because you said, "Ain't No Rag, it's a flag, we don't wear it on our heads." Some people thought that was slang about certain people who have been called a bad name.
DANIELS: Well, it was sang about Osama bin Laden, that bunch of cutthroats that came over here and destroyed our trade towers. Was about them and terrorists anywhere in the world.
COLMES: You know the word "ragheads" is not the --
DANIELS: I didn't say that.
COLMES: Some people interpreted that that's what you meant.
DANIELS: I didn't say "raghead." You said "raghead."
COLMES: Do you think that it's possible that people could have interpreted that?
DANIELS: You can read anything into anything you want to, really.

Father: William Carlton Daniels (lumberjack)
Mother: LaRue Hammonds Daniels
Wife: Hazel (m. 1963)
Son: Charles William Daniels

    High School: Goldston, NC (1955)

    The Charlie Daniels Band
    Grammy "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
    Prostate Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center (20-Nov-2001)
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Prostate Cancer, Pacemaker

    PoliWood (1-May-2009) · Himself
    Urban Cowboy (6-Jun-1980) · Himself

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Author of books:
Ain't No Rag: Freedom, Family and the Flag (2003, Regnery Publishing)

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