The Charming Small Town In North Carolina That Was Home To Charlie Daniels Once Upon A Time
Pull out your spandex and your lycra for this one because we’re going back to 1979 when the number one hit song in pop was “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. But that’s not the only song you’ll remember from the transition into the 80s. There was another one in 1979 that advanced to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and as soon as you read the name (caution: it’s only about 25 characters away), you’ll be singing it the rest of the day. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” was the most popular song the Charlie Daniels Band released in the band leader’s five decades in the music industry. Given the spotlight on the state of Georgia in that song, you might not place North Carolina and Charlie Daniels together. But the singer-songwriter was born here in North Carolina and called the state home until he was 22 years old.
Imagine growing up in a tiny community of less than 150 people – in the 1940s and 50s. Now imagine that same community today with very few changes. This is the North Carolina Charlie Daniels called home for nine years before he moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.