With all the charms of musician life, the fans are the best part for Charlie Daniels.
The legendary country musician has toured and performed with his namesake band — best known for its No. 1 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — for over 50 years.
He’s a Grammy Award-winner, been inducted into Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, and written books including “Never Look at the Empty Seats” and “Let’s All Make the Day Count.”
Though it’s the times on stage connecting with fans that he holds in highest regard.
“The best thing I can say is they’re going to have a good time when they come in,” Daniels said during a recent phone interview from Des Moines, Iowa, after a slew of sold-out shows. “From the time we walk out on stage, there’s a lot of things that go into it. The sequence of our songs, the pace of the show. … We really want to give the audience a great show.”
The Charlie Daniels Band will appear with country and Southern rock band Alabama on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp., during its 50th anniversary tour.
Alabama, known for hits such as “Tennessee River” and “Dixieland Delight,” has sold a combined 75 million records worldwide. Though the band went its separate ways after a farewell tour in 2003, it reunited in 2010 and has recorded and toured ever since.

The Charlie Daniels Band, meanwhile, has toured for six decades, and fans can expect a show with lots of energy and familiar songs. With six musicians on stage, the vibe of the show is built upon the experience they’ve had together, and each person plays off of each other to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
He and the band often see familiar faces in the crowd. The band holds a special section for fans who’ve seen more than 100 shows. The “Century Club” members get prime seating as well as a commemorative belt buckle. Daniels also noted the loyal fans who make Charlie Daniels Band shows a family affair.
“You definitely see the generations coming year after year,” he said.
Even after decades of performing for and entertaining thousands of people, Daniels treats every show like it’s something special. And he wants the crowd to feel the same.
“We want them to leave talking about what a great show it was: ‘That was so good we’re going to come back next time,’” he said.