Longtime CDB Member Tommy Crain Dies

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Longtime Charlie Daniels Band guitarist Tommy Crain has died at the age of 59.

"Tommy Crain will always be a part of the CDB family and his music will always be a part of the CDB sound," Charlie said in a prepared 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."

Tommy was a member of Buckeye when that band opened for the Charlie Daniels Band at the first Volunteer Jam in 1974. The Nashville native joined the CDB in 1975 for a 15-year run, playing on more than 20 albums and co-writing more than 60 songs with the group, including the Grammy-winning “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

In 1989, Tommy left the CDB to help his wife raise their daughter, Ann, and assist his wife’s career of equestrian endurance riding.

A memorial service will be held for friends and family.

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