Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels died Monday morning (July 6) from a hemorrhagic stroke, his publicist confirmed. He was 83.
As the news of his death spread, country artists remembered the legendary musician and his impact.
"I first met Charlie Daniels in 1976, and then when I was touring as part of Pure Prairie League, we opened a bunch of shows for him. I made a great friend in Charlie, and we've remained friends for over 40 years -- that's hard to do," Vince Gill tells Billboard. "He was a great example of loyalty and I'll miss him."