The Marshall Tucker Band’s founder and lead singer, Doug Gray, is reminiscing about his 50-year friendship with Charlie Daniels. In an exclusive interview, Doug opened up about the things the two had in common, the lessons he learned from Charlie, and his future in music without one of his biggest inspirations.
“It started for no particular reason other than running into somebody that spoke the same language, understood what it was all about to be out playing on the road,” Doug told Everything Nash of their enduring friendship. “It all revolves really around the road, because there was no time that we had off. He was always the guy that wanted to work, and he taught me really well. Even though I had been out with other bands and stuff, Charlie was that one guy that would say, ‘We got it this way. Let’s make it as good as we can.’ He gave me a strength that nobody would understand. There was a warmth that we had between each other.”
One of the many, many lessons Charlie taught Doug, and others, is how to treat the fans, many who travel for several hours just to see one show.Read More