38 Charlie Daniels Quotes from American Singer & Songwriter

Charlie Daniels famous for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a versatile musician skilled in playing the fiddle guitar banjo and mandolin.

He grew up in North Carolina influenced by gospel bluegrass and R&B.

Daniels started with bluegrass then formed a rock band before moving to Nashville.

There he worked as a session musician with Bob Dylan and others.

In 1972 he formed the Charlie Daniels Band gaining immediate success with hits like “Uneasy Rider” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”

Charlie Daniels quotes

His music blending various genres brought a fresh sound to country music.

Active in politics and philanthropy, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

In this article, I have made a list of the top quotes of Charlie Daniels.

Best Charlie Daniels Quotes


I can’t imagine not having a reason to get out of bed at night. ~ Charlie Daniels.


I think we should keep voting, I think we should keep supporting things that we believe in. I don’t think we ought to just quit. ~ Charlie Daniels.


We can get rid of red tape. ~ Charlie Daniels.


I ain’t askin’ nobody for nuttin’ if I cain’t get it on my own. ~ Charlie Daniels.


He may look dumb, but that’s just a disguise. ~ Charlie Daniels.


You’d better watch where you go, and remember where you’ve been ~ Charlie Daniels.

I just feel such freedom to do whatever. If a song’s seven minutes or ten minutes long, then so be it – it’s that long. ~ Charlie Daniels.

The Devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin’ for a soul to steal. He was in a bind, ‘cos he was way behind; he was willing to make a deal. ~ Charlie Daniels.

I love my country. I love my guns. I love my family. I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes. Cause this is America, and a country boy is good enough for me, son. ~ Charlie Daniels.

So, at least from my perspective of stability and longevity, what you’re looking for in representation, labels, agencies, or record producers is people who believe in you, and sometimes the smaller entities are where you’ll find them. ~ Charlie Daniels.

Famous Charlie Daniels Quotes

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.

The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others, and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America. ~ Charlie Daniels.

You marry somebody you love, that you feel like you want to spend the rest of your life with, that you’re excited to wake up with every morning if you enjoy spending the day with. Right now… my wife is my best friend, by far my best friend. ~ Charlie Daniels.

It’s quite a traumatic thing for a lot of our veterans that come back… You’re in a war zone, you’re dodging IED’s and bullets one day, and a couple days later you’re back in society again with a bunch of people that have no idea of what you’ve been through. ~ Charlie Daniels.

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.


I couldn’t care less about politically correct. ~ Charlie Daniels.

Top Charlie Daniels Quotes

Competition is good, and the only way to win is to try a little harder than everybody else in the game. The sooner young people find that out, the better off they’ll be. ~ Charlie Daniels.

When you develop an attitude of “I’m going to accomplish what I want even if I have to work twice as hard as anybody else,” you’re going to get there. ~ Charlie Daniels.

You have to recognize opportunity, no matter how subtle the knock. Everything doesn’t happen at once. One thing leads to another as the building blocks of your life start to take form. ~ Charlie Daniels.

As I approach my golden years, I find that the creative juices still flow bountifully. I’ve got enough album concepts and ideas to take me years down the road, and as long as God gives me the strength, I’ll be writing and recording new music. ~ Charlie Daniels.

You’re concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn’t. So always give them a show, and never look at the empty seats! ~ Charlie Daniels.

If I come across an issue, or something I feel strongly about, and I happen to think of a song that would go in that direction, then I do it. But that’s not what I start out, necessarily, to do. Sometimes I may have an idea for a song – Well, I’m going to write about a thing. ~ Charlie Daniels.

Popular Charlie Daniels Quotes

People say, Well, we’re all just going to die and go to heaven anyway, or Jesus is going to come back or something. I don’t feel like God wants us just to lay down and die just because that’s going to happen. I think we should keep trying. ~ Charlie Daniels.

Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put ’em on their knees and tie ’em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest. ~ Charlie Daniels.

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.

Little Jimmy Dickens has long been a musical hero of mine and one of the finest entertainers to ever step on any stage. I was deeply honored to call him a friend and will always remember the time I got to spend with him. The music world has lost one of our greatest treasures. Rest in peace, my little friend. You were loved by so many of us! ~ Charlie Daniels.

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.

Great Charlie Daniels Quotes

There’s a lathered sorrel stallion running through the Joshua trees and a young man in the saddle with his coat tails in the breeze. He’s got a six gun on his right hip and a rifle at his knees and he’s dealing in a game that he can’t win. ~ Charlie Daniels.

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.

The United States of America took a giant step toward a totalitarian socialist government when the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare, allowing the individual mandate for the government to force American citizens to buy health insurance whether they want to or not. ~ Charlie Daniels.


Marry somebody you love. That’s the whole thing. And continue to love them. ~ Charlie Daniels.

So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You’re free at last. ~ Charlie Daniels.

There is usually very little plausible reason for a show to run late. I have no patience with bands who, for no other reason than sloppiness and ego, make the paying customers wait for a show to start. ~ Charlie Daniels.

I do more writing by myself than with anybody else. My best thing is sitting…around somewhere with a guitar, and having an idea. You never know where it’d come from. Songwriting is a God-given talent. ~ Charlie Daniels.

As in the case of California, the wolf is at the door of America and the present administration acts as if it’s a pussycat. America cannot maintain the present entitlement programs and support a government this size and keep on living on a credit card. ~ Charlie Daniels.


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

I’ve been to Iraq three times. I’ve been to Afghanistan, I’ve been quite a few places, and I want to tell you something, these kids, they’re the best we’ve got. They’re the best Americans, they’re the most loyal Americans we’ve got. And we owe them when they come back. ~ Charlie Daniels.

So these were the 38 top Charlie Daniels quotes and sayings.

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