Fans around the world are able to view country legend Charlie Daniels' funeral service on July 10, 2020. The funeral service is held at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Watch the livestream memorial service above.
During the service, Vince Gill performed his timeless song "Go Rest High on That Mountain," before singing a portion of "America the Beautiful" -- a fitting tribute for the patriotic Daniels. (Gill's performance can be seen at the 47:00 mark in the video above.)
Gill reflected on Daniels' kindness toward him as a young upstart musician.
"I met Charlie 44 years ago. I was a 19-year-old kid just getting my feet wet and I was in a band with Ricky Skaggs...We met Charlie that night..it was a big deal," Gill said. "When you're a kid and you're just getting your feet wet, when somebody is kind to you, when somebody reaches out to you and somebody is friendly to you, you never ever forget it for the rest of your life. That's the case with me and Charlie."
Gill started writing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" after the death of country music superstar Keith Whitley in 1989, but didn't finish the song until the death of his older brother Bob, who died from a heart attack in 1993.
Daniels passed away on Monday, July 6. He was 83 years old.
Flags were flown half-mast across Tennessee on Friday, June 10 as Daniels is laid to rest.
On Wednesday, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence and Darryl Worley performed outside of the funeral home in honor of Daniels. Per the Tennesseean, that event included a 21-gun salute and a military flyover. Open visitation was held on July 9 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Daniels' family requests donations to The Journey Home Project, one of several charities for soldiers and their families long supported by Daniels.
"The family would like to dedicate a special thank you to the men and women of the United States Military, law enforcement and first responders, as well as the loyal and dedicated CDB (Charlie Daniels Band) fans around the world," an obituary on the Sellars website said.
Daniels is survived by his wife Hazel and son Charlie Daniels Jr.
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