Charlie Daniels to be honored by Cumberland University

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) -- Country performer Charlie Daniels will be honored by Cumberland University May 3 for his service to others.

Daniels, a fiddler-guitarist who lives in nearby Mount Juliet, has performed for troops in the Middle East among other charitable work.

He will receive a special award during the school's 166th commencement.

Daniels, celebrating 50 years in music, is known for his hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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