Saturday, January 15, 2011

Former Charlie Daniels Band Guitarist Tommy Crain Passes Away At 59

John Thomas “Tommy” Crain, Jr., who played guitar in the Charlie Daniels Band (the CDB) for more than a decade and became one of the most prominent musicians in the genre of Southern Rock Music, died Thursday, Jan. 13.

During his 15-year run with the CDB, Crain played on over 20 of the band’s albums and co-wrote over 60 songs with the group, including the Grammy Award-winning song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

 "Tommy Crain will always be a part of the CDB family and his music will always be a part of the CDB sound," Charlie Daniels said in a statement. "We have lost a good friend and the world has lost a unique, creative and precious human being. We send our deepest condolences to the family of our brother Tommy Crain. You were special, buddy. We're gonna miss you."

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