Del Reeves (Franklin Delano Reeves)

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Sparta, North Carolina, USA
Country singer/songwriter Franklin Delano Reeves was born on July 14, 1932 in Sparta, North Carolina. The youngest of eleven children, Reeves learned how to play guitar with his mother's help (he borrowed his brothers' instruments while they were serving in World War II) and was a local radio star at age twelve. Del attended Appalachian State College in Boone, North Carolina and served in the Air Force, where he wrote and performed songs while stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California. He then became a regular on "The Chester Smith Show" from 1958 to 1961. Read more...