Charlie Daniels’ death yesterday from a stroke left the country community stunned, and saddened.  Here are some of the tributes:

1.  Trace Adkins:  “I could write a book about the positive influence he had on my life, but today I’ll just say that I miss him already.  Love you, Charlie.”

2.  Dolly Parton:  “Well, the devil went down to Georgia, but Charlie went straight to heaven.  My heart, like many millions of others, is broken today.”

3.  Luke Bryan:  “A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon.  Prayers to his family.”

4.  Darius Rucker:  “Lost an amazing man and entertainer.  Rest in Peace, Charlie.”

5.  Jason Aldean:  “I am heartbroken.  [Charlie] was one of the nicest / kindest people I have ever met.  Thanks for the musical legacy you left all of us.”

6.  Carrie Underwood:  “I’m sad for the world and for his family . . . but I’m smiling a little because the angel band in Heaven just got themselves one heck of a fiddle player.”

7.  Gretchen Wilson:  “I never met a better man than Charlie Daniels.  He was so inspiring in so many ways.  May he Rest in Peace alongside his Creator and continue to inspire.”

8.  Tim McGraw:  “One of the most genuine, kind, and thoughtful folks I’ve ever run across.”

9.  Loretta Lynn:  “Country music will never be the same.  He was always such a good friend to me, and I loved him.  We’re all going to miss him so much.”

10.  Jake Owen:  “Charlie was the nicest country artist I’ve ever had the chance to spend moments around.  His music and talent speaks for itself.  It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels.”

11.  Brad Paisley:  “I wrote these words for Charlie’s biography.  They ring even more true now.  ‘I’m so sad he’s gone.  We have so many memories together, and I am so blessed to have known him.  Rest in Peace, my friend.  We love you.'”