October 19, 2005 07:25:46 GMT
Daniels, best know for his fiery fiddle tune, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," won the BMI Icon award Tuesday for his contributions to country music
Since his early music career Charlie Daniels has collected several gold and platinum records that have sold more than 18 million copies. Among his many songs that include "Uneasy Rider," "Long Haired Country Boy" and "The South's Gonna Do It Again," he's widely known for his fiery fiddle tune.
And now, adding his many attainments, the singer has been granted the BMI Icon award for his contributions to country music. Came up in tribute to Daniels at BMI's 2005 Country Awards, held Tuesday at its offices on Music Row, was Travis Tritt and Montgomery Gentry.