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Albums Of The Week: Charlie Daniels & Friends | Duets

A slate of country stars celebrate the late icon with this earthy posthumous set.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Duets finds late Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels collaborating with some of the biggest stars in country music, bluegrass, and southern rock. “It goes without saying that it’s been a rough year for my mom and I, our CDB family and dad’s fans,” says Daniels’ son, Charlie Daniels Jr. “But his music will live on forever, and we’re happy that this Duets collection will add to his legacy.”

The 19-track compilation features Daniels singing and pickin’ with a slew of top-notch stars including Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Gretchen Wilson, Marty Stuart and more. The album includes several of Daniels’ biggest songs such as Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Brooks & Dunn, as well as an additional version w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry), The South’s Gonna Do It (Again) (w/ Keith Urban on guitar), Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye (w/ Montgomery Gentry), and Waco (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony), as well as classic tunes like Jackson (w/ Gretchen Wilson), Let It Be Me (w/ Brenda Lee), and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Vince Gill).

“The process of putting this project together was a wonderful time of reflection and it became an overwhelming reminder of how great these tracks are,” explains Blue Hat Records president and Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew. “The best of the best joined Charlie in sharing musical styles and great songs. Thanks to all who participated in honouring Charlie.”

From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that were close to his heart. He passed away on July 6, 2020. He was 83.

Charlie Daniels & Friends | Duets track listing:
What’d I Say (w/ Travis Tritt)
Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours (w/ Bonnie Bramlett)
Jackson (w/ Gretchen Wilson)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Vince Gill)
Maggie’s Farm (w/ Earl, Gary and Randy Scruggs)
Daddy’s Old Fiddle (w/ Dolly Parton)
Like A Rolling Stone (w/ Darius Rucker)
Evangeline (w/ The Del McCoury Band)
Let It Be Me (w/ Brenda Lee)
Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Brooks & Dunn)
God Save Us All From Religion (w/ Marty Stuart)
Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye (w/ Montgomery Gentry)
Jammin’ For Stevie (w/ Brad Paisley)
Waco (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony vocals)
The South’s Gonna Do It (Again) (w/ Keith Urban on guitar)
All Night Long (w/ Montgomery Gentry)
Texas (w/ Ray Benson and Lee Roy Parnell)
Southern Boy (w/ Travis Tritt)
Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry)

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