A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 21, for friends and family of longtime Charlie Daniels Band guitarist Tommy Crain who passed away last week at age 59.  The gathering will take place at Nashville's rehearsal hall, Soundcheck. The memorial celebration will begin with a visitation starting at 4PM, followed with testimonials and a musical tribute at 5PM.

“Tommy Crain will always be a part of the CDB family, and his music will always be a part of the CDB sound,” said Daniels in a statement released last week. “We have lost a good friend, and the world has lost a unique, creative and precious human being. We send our deepest condolences to the family of our brother Tommy Crain. You were special, buddy. We’re gonna miss you.”

Crain is survived by his brother Billy, wife Melissa, parents John and Helen Crain, daughter Ann, sister Sherry Crain Aldridge, grandson Hunter McDuffee and numerous of nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in Crain's name and honor to the the Nashville chapter of Musicians On Call located at 1313 21st Ave., Oxford House, Suite 1002, Nashville, Tenn. 37232.