early exposure to music included all types and while in high
school, he began to perform on the Georgia Jubilee, a weekly live
country concert series that was also taped for radio
broadcast. Other notable Atlanta-based alumnae of the
Jubilee included, Ray Stevens, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South and
entered the music business full time, he perfected his skills as
a live performer and songwriter. He also became a very busy
studio guitarist. His unique guitar licks can be heard on
many of the successful recordings that came out of Atlanta,
including Billy Royal's "Down In The Boondocks."
touring as Billy Joel's lead guitarist, Freddy was seen by Paul
Revere of Paul Revere And The Raiders and was asked to
become a member of that superstar group. His first
performance with The Raiders was on the Ed Sullivan Show.
While with the group, he performed major concerts throughout the
U.S. and Europe, and was feathered on their weekly Network
Television Series, which lasted three years. During his stint with The
Raiders, Freddy co-wrote with Tommy Roe songs, "Dizzy"
and "Jam Up And Jelly Tight" two multi
million selling records for Roe.
In 1991 "Dizzy"
was again #1 for two weeks in England by Vic Reeves &
Paul Revere was always
aware of Freddy's love of country music. So one day while The
Raiders were recording a session in Los Angeles, some sides were
produced by Freddy. The rest is history. His first
song out was "Games People Play" written by old
Atlanta side-kick Joe South, and was released by Columbia which
resulted in Freddy having a solo deal
as a country artist.
Shortly thereafter, while touring Europe with The Raiders,
"Games people Play" shot up to 31 on the country charts
in America. That same year, Freddy was voted "Most
Promising New Male Country Vocalist" by the prestigious
Academy Of Country Music.
to perform and record with The Raiders; however the rigors of a
duel career became too demanding, and after six years with The
Raiders, He left them and moved back to Atlanta to pursue his
first love - Country Music.
Freddy recorded 11
albums for Colombia Records, one for Abc/Dot Records and has over
30 highly charted singles to his credit. See his Career