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Charlie Daniels Quotes

Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician #Country

My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you're referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That's what my next album's going to be.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

We can no more blame it on good Middle Eastern citizens than we can blame Hitler on people of German descent,
Charlie Daniels
#Blame

I should be the one to say what I do. It's just not done that way anymore in Nashville, and I can't do it the other way. That's how our record label came about.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

Make sure to be honest with yourself, about if that's really what you want to do with your life - to make music. It takes a commitment - a tremendous, thick-skinned commitment of being the first one to get there and the last one to leave, doing what you want to do even if you have to work twice as hard as anybody else ever did.
Charlie Daniels
#Honest

I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did -- thank God I did.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

We didn't have a garage to rehearse in. We had to aggravate the folks in the house. But I got a chance to play in a beer joint, and that's how it started.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

Any accolades that anybody puts toward this band really makes me feel good, because I have devoted such a big part of my life to this band, making it what I want it to be.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

We can get rid of red tape.
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician

I believe you might want to say something. I've never seen you at a loss for words.
Charlie Daniels
#Believe

We never envisioned this much stuff. I'm overwhelmed by the support out there for the troops, ... only one company that will remain nameless turned us down.
Charlie Daniels
#Company

I didn't really fit well with what was going on in Nashville at the time. I was too loud, I was too bluesy, I was too "a lot of things."
Charlie Daniels
#American Musician