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Crain found fame as a guitarist and songwriter for the Charlie Daniels Band, co-wroting several of the group's hits, including 'In America,' 'The Legend of Wooley Swamp' and probably their most famous work, the Grammy-winning 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia.'
Crain left the band in 1989 after 14 years and went on to form Tommy Crain and the Crosstown Allstars of Atlanta, of which he was still a member at the time of his death. Charlie Daniels paid tribute to his pal in a heartfelt statement, which reads, "Tommy Crain will always be a part of the CDB family and his music will always be a part of the CDB sound. We have lost a good friend, and the world has lost a unique, creative and precious human being."
Watch 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' video after the jump.