Charlie Daniels suffers mild stroke in Colorado

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.

DURANGO, Colo. — Fiddler-guitarist Charlie Daniels' Web site says he's recovering from a mild stroke he suffered while snowmobiling in Colorado.

A statement on the site says the 63-year-old Daniels suffered the stroke Friday and was treated at a hospital in Durango, 230 miles southwest of Denver. He was then airlifted to a Denver hospital and released on Sunday.

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

The statement says Daniels has been on vacation in Colorado since Dec. 27.

He is best known for his 1979 hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." The Charlie Daniels Band was awarded a Grammy for best country vocal for the song.

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