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Charlie Daniels just received one of the biggest honors of his lifetime Erick Anderson
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Charlie Daniels will be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, and he’s literally opened up his home just north of Nashville to celebrate.

While you won’t be able to actually hang out in Charlie’s house, he has donated many personal items and mementos for an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s titled “Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections,” and you can check it out when it opens on Sept. 23.

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Some of the items going on display come straight from Charlie’s living room. He tells Rare Country, “They came up to my house and [got some of] the pictures on the wall and different little artifacts. I think they got plenty of stuff to put in.”

Some of the other items were once on display at Charlie’s museum in Nashville, but Charlie let the museum’s curators decide what would go on display.

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“I didn’t have anything to do with what they did put in,” Charlie says with a laugh. “They made all those decisions themselves. I just said, ‘Yes, ma’am. No ma’am.'”

Since the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibits tell the story of country music from its inception in the early 20th century all the way up to the present, Charlie is proud to take his place in the genre’s ongoing story.

Pinning Charlie down to just one era or style within the story of country music gets a little tricky, though. Over the years, he and his band have mastered southern rock, bluegrass, western swing and just about every other style of music that’s seeped into the country format.

Charlie tells us, “I don’t know where I fit in exactly, but I think I kind of fit across the spectrum, because we do a little bit of all of it.”

He adds, “You could probably stick us in, maybe not in the very earliest days, but about anywhere in-between, and we could probably play a song or two, I imagine.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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