Officials with the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Charlie Daniels at a luncheon where they announced he would become a member of the elite group of musicians.
The Hall of Fame has also set the date of a new exhibit of which Daniels would be the subject. He will be officially inducted in the fall.
Daniels has filled the ears of music fans with his true country sound since moving to Nashville in 1967. The singer, songwriter and fiddle player said he was honored by the announcement.
"I am still pretty much walking on air right now because of this whole experience. It's a blessing of God.It's a desire of my heart, deep desire of my heart Bible says God will give you desires of your heart and this is one of the really big ones," Daniels said.
He told NewsChannel 5 he has been trying to write an autobiography for the last 20 years, but hasn't been able to come up with the perfect ending until now.
Fans can catch him performing at the 80th birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.