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Best Fan Club Party: Charlie Daniels
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Best Fan Club Party: Charlie Daniels

For his fan club celebration — which also marked his upcoming 80th birthday  — Charlie Daniels threw a party in the Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, park that bears his name. His set list for the event was entirely determined by the audience, with the country legend happily taking requests for everything from his rowdy classic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" to the tender "Little Folks." "We call it our family reunion," Daniels told Rolling Stone Country. "It's just incredible. These people are from all over the place." After performing, the musician posed for photos, signed autographs and even gave away one of his prized fiddles to a lucky fan. But it's Daniels who insists he's the biggest winner: "I thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy so much," he said. "I love every facet of my career and most of all, I love to entertain."

  

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