Charlie Daniels recovering after surgery

Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Daniels is recovering after having a pacemaker
implanted today (3-28), at a Nashville area hospital.

During a doctor
visit on Monday (3-25), Charlie was 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 plans to be
released from the hospital on Friday (3-29). The family asks for your thoughts
and prayers for Charlie as he recovers. He will spend the next two weeks at his

Charlie recently celebrated 5 years as a member of the Grand Ole
Opry, where he is a regular performer.

“I just had not been feeling well
and wanted to get checked out,” says 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.”

Charlie’s performance at MTSU’s Murphy Center in
Murfreesboro, TN, as part of the World Outreach Church Easter service, has been

Two CDB concert dates, Englewood, NJ (4-5), and Newark, OH
(4-6) have been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. Charlie will resume his
touring schedule with an appearance in Lynchburg, VA on April 11th and continue
his tour schedule with the following dates:
Verona, NY (4-12), Chester, WV
(4-13), Opry (4-18), Vidalia, GA (4-20), Wilkesboro, NC (4-25), Florence, SC
(4-26), Priceville, AL (4-27), Indio, CA (4-28)

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