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Narvel was born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas and raised in Bernie, Missouri. His first guitar, which was held together with wire was acquired by trading his BB-gun for it. Working the cotton fields he saved $15 to purchase his second guitar. He won a talent contest in his high school singing Carl Perkin's "Blue Suede Shoes". A local DJ was present and Narvel shortly thereafter heard his name on the radio as the DJ said, "If Narvel Felts is listening, please contact KDEX immediately.." Narvel ran into the house to tell his daddy and they drove to a phone 8 miles away to call the station where Narvel got his break. Roy Orbison, got Narvel his first recording deal with Sun Records. He's never stopped singing since and in over 50 years has only missed four shows; three were due to a case of laryngitis and one for the funeral of his son, Bub. His hits are numerous, his fans are countless, his never ending talent priceless. Above all, Narvel is a man of faith and integrity. The man and his music are alive and well and still going strong. Call your favorite radio stations to request Narvel Felts!!

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Narvel Felts was one of the original Rock'N'Roll artists in the 1950's. He became one of the major country artists of the 1970's and of all time.

Albert Narvel Felts was born November 11, 1938, in a farm house near Keiser, Arkansas, joining his parents, Albert and Lena Felts, and his sister Ogareeda.

In 1953, when he was 14, he moved with his parents to the community of Powe near Bernie, Missouri.

In 1956 at the age of 17, a high school talent contest in Bernie led to Narvel becoming one of the original Sun recording artists and to a lasting career. He would go on to be one of the top country artists of the 1970's. His more than 50 hit internationally (1959-2001) include the 1975 Record of the Year, "Reconsider Me".

On April 30, 1962, Narvel married Loretta Stanfield. They were blessed with two children, a daughter Stacia and a son, Narvel "Bub" Felts, Jr.

Bub grew up to become a great drummer, recording and touring the world with his dad. On September 14, 1995, life's greatest tragedy devastated the Felts family. They lost Bub in a car accident on a foggy highway near Campbell, Missouri. Bub was only 31 years old.

Narvel entered the 2000's numbered among the top country artists of all time. He has since had records reach the top of European airplay charts. Even now, with the family's tragedy he continues to tour. He is in demand for both country and rock 'n' roll shows internationally. More then 200 of his recordings have been released on CD. They continue to sell around the world.

Through the years, Narvel has made many network television appearances in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and New Zealand. 

Top Ten Singles

Reconsider Me
Lonely Teardrops
Everlasting Love
Funny How Time Slips Away

Drift Away
When Your Good Love Was Mine
Somebody Hold Me (Until She Passes By

Proud to be a member of the IFCO "International Fan Club Organization"

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