Wilmington's Charlie Daniels recovers after stroke

By Colin Hackman - bio|email

DURANGO, CO (WECT) – Wilmington born, country music star Charlie Daniels is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered while snowmobiling in Colorado, according to his website.

The singer, fiddler and guitarist is best known for his 1979 hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." That same year he was featured in the John Travolta movie "Urban Cowboy."

The Grammy Award Winner was born in Wilmington in 1936.  He is a member of the Music City Walk of Fame, The Grand Ole Opery and in 2001 was inducted into the Wilmington Walk of Fame.

The statement from his website says the 73-year-old Daniels suffered the stroke Friday. He was first treated at a hospital in Durango, then airlifted to a Denver hospital. He was released Sunday.

The statement says Daniels doesn't plan to cancel any concerts. His next appearance is scheduled for Feb. 27.

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