Charlie Monk Death, Obituary – Charlie Monk, a longtime broadcaster on SiriusXM who was known as the “Mayor of Music Row,” has away unexpectedly at the age of 84, according to his family. Monk was recognized for his tenure on the station. SiriusXM has sent its deepest condolences with this news’s disclosure. After a successful career in radio and the music publishing industry, Charlie joined the team at Sirius Satellite Radio in 2004, bringing with him a wealth of industry experience.
For a great number of years, Charlie served as a treasured member of the Nashville music community. He had a morning show on Willie’s Roadhouse for a number of years, in addition to a weekend interview show that aired on Prime Country. Both of these shows were broadcast over the course of a number of years. After moving to Nashville in 1968, Charlie worked for a variety of music publishing companies, such as ASCAP and CBS Songs, until he established Monk Family Music Group in 1983.
During this time, he was also a member of ASCAP and CBS Songs. Because of his broad network of contacts, which he built up through serving as an officer for a number of various organizations and sitting on a number of different boards, he became known as “The Mayor of Music Row.” This led to his being given the title of “The Mayor of Music Row.” Charlie was not only a talented songwriter in his own right, but he also had a significant role in the beginnings of the careers of other performers and songwriters like Randy Travis and Kenny Chesney.
His songs were covered by a variety of artists, including but not limited to Jimmy Dean, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, and Eddy Arnold, amongst others. He also recorded additional recitations of his own writings, such as “My Wife” and “Andy & Opie Christmas,” in addition to that. Monk is survived by his wife, Royce Walton Monk; sons Charles, Jr. (Sukgi), and Collin (Grace); daughters Capucine Monk and Camila Monk Perry (Scott); sisters-in-law Peggy Walton-Walker Lord and Elsie Walton (Colin Hamilton); grandchildren Sam (Christina), Nathan, Christabel, McKenna, Theodore, Ella, and Douglas; great-grandchildren Alexis and Sophia; and other family members
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to MusiCares, Community Care Fellowship, Calvary United Methodist Church, the Rochelle Center, or CreatiVets. These organizations are all deserving of your support.