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JUN 2019

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32 COBB LIFE | JUNE 2019 Country music legend Charlie Daniels is famous for the hard- nosed, simple man, straight- shooting character in his songs but, behind that long-haired country boy (whose hair is a little shorter these days), lies a man with a big hat and an even bigger heart. Daniels will go down in the history books for his many hit songs, perhaps the most well-known being the infamous "Devil Went Down to Georgia." But he is also a well-respected multi-instrumentalist, having played on the records of many other legendary artists, including Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. •e 82-year-old is still playing a erce ddle, still strumming his guitar, still singing old hymns and the many songs that have been penned by him for nearly 60 years. But Daniels still remembers his humble upbringing, the wars that have been fought in his 82 WRIT TEN BY KATY RUTH CAMP PHOTOS BY L AHCEN B OUFEDJI AND KATY RUTH CAMP WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA B U T L E F T T H E D E V I L B E H I N D Charlie Daniels performs "How Great •ou Art" with longtime background vocalist Carolyn Corlew.

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