The Story Behind 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'

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The Story Behind 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'

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By the late 1970s, Southern rock appealed to a national audience as more bands played the blues and featured electric guitars. In May 1979, the Charlie Daniels Band added a rural twist with the release of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

The single, with Mr. Daniels’s searing fiddle and hoedown feel, climbed to #1 on the country chart and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s pop chart, winning a Grammy for best country vocal by a group.

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