Charlie Daniels, fiddle player and country music legend, dies aged 83

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Musician who wrote The Devil Went Down to Georgia and starred in Urban Cowboy was happy to play ‘anywhere with a good crowd’

Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has died at 83.

A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died on Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke.

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