What Was Charlie Daniels’ Net Worth After His Legendary Music Career?

The country music world is mourning the loss of singer Charlie Daniels this week as the country and Southern rock legend died of a stroke on July 6, 2020. He was 83 years old. Most people know Daniels for his hit song with the Charlie Daniels Band, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but he had a lot of success outside of that song as well. So, since Daniels had such a successful career, we took a look at his net worth

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Charlie Daniels performs during ‘FOX & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series. | Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

Charlie Daniels had a great career in music

Daniels became a session musician after he first formed a band called the Jaguars at 21 years old that never hit it big, according to AllMusic. He then ultimately became an extremely successful fiddler, playing on several Bob Dylan albums. 

However, in 1972 he formed the Charlie Daniels Band. Unlike the Jaguars, this band really took off. They first had a hit in 1973 called “Uneasy Rider” (which is actually just credited to Daniels, according to Billboard).

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Then in 1979, the band got a No. 1 hit when they came out with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” 

“Sometimes it takes a long time to write a song,” Daniels said to Billboard. “This particular song just started coming once I got the story, and knew where I was going with it. I just kind of followed it.”

The song ultimately became the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year.

What is Daniels’ net worth?

Daniels ended up accomplishing a lot during his career. The album Fire on the Mount went platinum, according to AllMusic. Million Mile Reflections — which had “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on it — also ended up going multi-platinum, and Windows went gold. 

The band had another hit in 1989 with “Simple Man” and then continued to have success at concerts even in recent years. Daniels was later inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2007. He was also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tennessean reported. 

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“I’ve had things happen to me I didn’t even have the imagination to dream about years ago when I first started,” Daniels said last year, according to Forbes. “I mean incredible things. I’ve been places, I’ve done things, and had successes I didn’t even dream of. I never imagined I’d go all over the world, play every state in the Union, and become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Musicians Hall of Fame. I had no idea.”

Because of all of Daniels’ success in his career, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that he is worth $20 million.

Stars mourn the passing of Charlie Daniels

With Daniels being such a legend, many fellow artists and celebrities remembered him after his passing.

Dolly Parton tweeted, “Well, the devil went down to Georgia, but Charlie went straight to heaven. My heart, like many millions of others, is broken today to find out that we’ve lost our dear friend Charlie Daniels.”

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Toby Keith also remembered him on Twitter. “Charlie Daniels was part of my very first music collection. And a great guy. He showed us how it’s done. RIP superstar.”

Additionally, President Donald Trump tweeted, “We will miss GREAT Country Rocker, Charlie Daniels, who passed away yesterday in Hermitage, Tennessee. My condolences to his wife Hazel, and their family. Charlie is in my thoughts and prayers. I love his music!”

Daniels is now gone, but he left an incredible music legacy behind.