Charlie Reed’s country/rock & roll musical style is as diverse as the state he calls home. Charlie was born and raised in the small north Texas town of Sunset where his father was the pastor of a Pentecostal church. His mother taught him to sing at the age of three and he would entertain the congregation with his singing of the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit song, “Elvira”. Growing up in this atmosphere, he was always surrounded by musicians who were more than willing to begin molding him into the musician he is today.
Even though he was fearless in the comfort of his father’s church he would suffer from stage fright on any other stage. In the seventh grade, he was encouraged to enter a talent show being held at his school. He, nervously, agreed and won the competition thus beginning his love for performing that still exists to this day.
When Charlie was eighteen, he chose the career path of being in the financial industry pushing his dreams of performing aside. Even though he still sang at local churches and other venues, he always longed for more. He released his first album titled “Emotional Detachment” on July 1st, 2011 and began playing more frequently in north Texas bars and restaurants.
At the age of 34, Charlie finally realized this long awaited dream when he left his successful financial career behind to become a full time musician. He is currently working on his sophomore album to be released in late 2013.