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Cheer Up, Charlie Daniels is a five-person indie rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Its members are Luke Skidmore on lead guitar, Adam Selzer on Rhodes/M3, Gary Hundley on bass, Skylar Glover on drums, and frontman Neil O'Neil on guitar and lead vocals. Neil is also Turbo Lover, of The Protomen. Adam and Luke have another band, Adam and the Couch Potatoes, of which Neil is also a member.

While they draw inspiration from country great Charlie Daniels, the band's style has been described as very eclectic. Many of their songs deal with love. Currently they have released a vinyl album, titled "Live in '79", and have plans to release an EP.

Their website, with a link to buy the album, can be found here. Their My Space account is here.


This band and their songs provide examples of:

  I don't make enough bread to keep you satisfied/ Dough is all I'm kneading to get a slice of your high...

  Hair of gold made me up and quit my job to be a miner...

  They say that he ain't got a soul/He'll make your knees lose full control...

  That's not a drumstick in my pants...

  • Lyrical Dissonance: The demo of 'Ice Cold Razor Blades' sounds like a happy, upbeat song one might hear at a spa. It's about a woman getting her throat slit.
  • Mood Whiplash: Going from this to Neil's other bands can be quite the switch.
  • The Protomen: Neil O'Neil voices Dr. Wily. Recently, Luke became one of their guitarists.
  • Showdown At High Noon: Panther, of The Protomen, did a promotional song, The Duel, about the band facing off against a similarly-named group for rights to the name. There can only be one victor.
    • Foregone Conclusion: Cheer Up Charlie Daniels won.
      • The song has gotten a sequel, The Duel: Part 2, detailing the band's faceoff at the Road to Bonnaroo on May 17. They got second place.
      • In 2011, the band came back to Bonnaroo for a rematch. And won.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Subverted; the song 'No More Nicotine' details how they're much better off not smoking.
  • Viral Marketing: VOTE CUCD appears in the music videos for a second.
  • Visual Pun: Some of the puns in 'Yeast Infection' are only recognizable as such when you see them.
  • The Western: Both parts of The Duel are this.
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