Sad news from The Charlie Daniels Band.


Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, keyboardist and original member of The Charlie Daniels Band, died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered in a single car wreck in Cheatham County, Tennessee.

He was 67.

"I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends," Charlie Daniels said in a statement. "The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician."

DiGregorio was a member of the band for more than 40 years and co-wrote their signature song,"The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

DiGregorio was on his way to meet the band's tour bus when his car crashed near Nashville. Details about the wreck were not immediately available.

Because of his death, the band canceled a Thursday night concert in Georgia and a show Saturday night in Connecticut.

"We traveled many miles together and shared so many nights on the road. We're going to miss you buddy," Daniels said.

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