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Daniels receives pacemaker

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – Charlie Daniels is recovering after having a pacemaker implanted today at a Nashville area hospital.

During a doctor visit on Monday, Danielswas diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests. The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate. He is slated to be released on Friday. He will spend the next two weeks recuperating at home.

"I just had not been feeling well and wanted to get checked out," said Daniels. "I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated. I am feeling so much better and looking forward to spending Easter with my family."

Daniels' performance at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. as part of the World Outreach Church Easter service, was cancelled.

Two CDB concert dates, Englewood, NJ (April 5), and Newark, Ohio (April 6) were cancelled and will be re-scheduled. Daniels will resume his touring schedule with an appearance in Lynchburg, Va. on April 11 and continue his tour schedule with the following dates: Verona, N.Y. (April 12), Chester, West Va. (April 13), the Opry (April 18), Vidalia, Ga. (April 20), Wilkesboro, N.C. (April 25), Florence, S.C. (April 26), Priceville, Ala. (April 27), Indio, Cal. (April 28)

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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