There are some artists that just transcend genres or labels. Charlie Daniels has been making his style of music for over 50 years and it seems to appeal to all walks of life. The amazing thing is that Charlie turns 81 years old today and doesn't seem to ready to hang up that fiddle any time soon and if his performance here in Greeley this past year is any indication, he has a lot more left in him.

Charlie is one of the men I most admire in this business. He has always been so kind to us through the years by being a huge part of the 28 Hours of Hope. He has lent his powerful voice and given money to our cause countless times and when Charlie talks, you stop and listen.

Here are a few of clips of Charlie and his boys to help celebrate his big day. Thanks for being who you are and being unafraid to speak your mind sir. Happy birthday Charlie.