Charlie Daniels Loses Horses, Barn in Fire
Charlie Daniels lost the main barn on his Twin Pines Ranch in Lebanon, Tenn., when a blaze broke out on Friday, Jan. 7. According to reports, the fire started around 10 p.m. In a posting on his website, Charlie detailed the loss for his friends and fans.
"By far my biggest regret in the whole situation is the eleven good horses and the one Corriente bull we lost in the fire," he wrote. "We lost all three of our stud horses, one representing our foundation bloodline, and a mare that was in foal with a colt we really wanted, but if they'd only been nags I would have regretted the thoughts of my horses burning in a barn fire just as much. We lost both tractors, all our saddles and tack, a dually pickup and horse trailer, quite a bit of hay and feed, and no telling what memorabilia we had left there over the years."
Charlie was vacationing with his wife, Hazel, in Colorado at the time of the blaze, and praised the work of the local police and firefighters. "Terry Ashe, our Wilson County Sheriff, and Wes Neely, a local policeman, came and stayed until the danger to other property was past, and the Wilson County Fire Department was nothing short of great," Charlie said in his post. "Since we didn't have a fire hydrant close to the barn they had to haul water in on trucks and did so for the biggest part of the night."
Charlie says they plan to rebuild the barn and replace lost and damaged equipment. "The sun will rise, the moon will set, the rain will fall, the grass will grow, the creek will run and Twin Pines Ranch will have a new barn," wrote Charlie. "God is in His heaven, He is in control, and He loves us and will provide for our needs."