Music legend Charlie Daniels on his long history with Tulsa

He was performing at a club here in town nightly when he met his wife, a Tulsa native

TULSA — In 1964, Charlie Daniels was a musician with a long and storied career ahead of him in country music, but at the time he was playing rock and roll at a Tulsa venue called the Fondalite Club near 11th and Denver with his band, “The Jaguars.”

That year, he co-wrote his first song, “It Hurts Me,” but more importantly, he met the love of his life - Hazel Daniels, whom he married on September 20th.

Their son, Charlie Daniels, Jr. was born at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.

They were still together when Charlie Daniels died from hemorrhagic stroke at a Nashville hospital on Monday, July 6th of this year.

He played his last show for Tulsans in October of 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa.

In advance of that show, he spoke with KRMG’s Russell Mills about his life, his music, and his history with Tulsa.

Charlie Daniels speaks with KRMG's Russell Mills

Charlie Daniels was 83 years old.


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