The fate of posthumous Charlie Daniels music documented in unseen interview

In a decade of extreme fashion, Charlie Daniels prefers a working cowboy ensemble on the black and white cover of “Simple Man,” the country rocker’s 16th studio album dropped on October 17, 1989, via Epic Records. The 10-track, platinum-certified LP was Daniels’ second collaboration with hit country producer James Stroud [e.g. Clint Black, Hank Williams, Jr., Randy Travis, Tim McGraw] after the previous year’s “Homesick Heroes” and submitted three charting singles including Daniels’ final hit [the title cut, No. 12 C&W], “Mister DJ” [No. 34 C&W] and “[What This World Needs Is] A Few More Rednecks” [No. 56 C&W]. Photography by David Michael Kennedy / Sony Music Entertainment / Amazon

A little over a year after the Off the Grid Bob Dylan tribute album earned Charlie…

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net