Charlie Daniels Re-Records 'Devil' For Monday Night Football
September 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM (PT)
The CHARLIE DANIELS BAND will perform the opening song for “MONDAY Night Football (MNF)” next week, as the ATLANTA FALCONS host the DENVER BRONCOS.
The band has recorded a new version of the 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down To GEORGIA.” “I had to watch the lyrics real close because I’ve done those same ‘Devil Went Down To Georgia’ lyrics for 33 years,” DANIELS told ESPN.
“This is one of the fun things about having a new themed open each week. It gives us a blank canvas to be creative and incorporate athletes, celebrities, musicians and others, depending on the story lines of the game. We hope fans like it,” said ESPN’s MNF producer, JAY ROTHMAN.