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MANY COUNTRY STARS LACK LONGEVITY, DANIELS SAYS

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Strummin' and singin' is the least of it in today's country music business. Just ask that long-haired country boy, Charlie Daniels.

"The staying power is not there unless you happen to be a really good entertainer," he said from Charleston, W.Va. "You have to be out there and let people see you."It's not like the old days.

"Country musicians usually had long careers. As long as you kept putting out good music, you stayed on the air," Daniels says. "You'll see shorter careers, people who start out, have a couple of hit records and you never hear from again."