NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee resolution honoring the life of country and rock music legend Charlie Daniels is one step closer to being adapted.
During a special session Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate passed the resolution, SJR 8011, with a vote of 28 to 0.
Daniels, a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a Country Music Hall of Famer, died at the age of 83. Daniels passed away at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage after doctors say he suffered a stroke.
The resolution states "that we celebrate the life of Charlie Daniels, even as we mourn his passing, and reflect fondly upon his impeccable character and indelible legacy as one of the greatest and most enduring country music artists of his generation."
It goes on to say "that we express our sympathy and offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Daniels." A copy of the resolution can be viewed below.
Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins performed to honor the life of Daniels at his funeral.
Daniels leaves a lasting legacy in the music industry, from his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems like "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."
Not only did Charlie Daniels leave a legacy in the music industry - he also spent his life giving back to those who served their country.
An advocate for veterans, Daniels established a Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University. Daniels has raised helped raise millions for veterans through his own efforts and partnerships over the years., including "The Journey Home Project," that he founded in 2014 with his manager.