5 Little Known Narvel Felts Facts
You may know Narvel Felts as the singer for some of your favorite country songs, a performer whose career has spanned decades. However, you may not know everything about this country singer. Here is a look at five little-known facts about this singer of some of the best country songs from the past.
1. Narvel Won a High School Talent Contest to Begin His Career
After teaching himself to play guitar, Narvel entered a high-school talent contest and won with his version of Blue Suede Shoes. A DJ saw the show and announced on-air that he wanted to meet the teen singer. Narvel and his dad had to drive eight miles to get to a phone. He soon had his own Saturday afternoon radio show.
2. Narvel is Not His Real First Name
Narvel is actually Albert Narvel Felts and he was born November 11, 1938. He has always been known by Narvel in the music industry even from his early beginnings in bands.
3. Narvel was Born in Arkansas
Though many consider his hometown to be Bernie, Missouri, which is where he was discovered in the local high school, Narvel Felts was actually born in Keiser, Arkansas. He grew up in Bernie and both towns are proud to claim him.
4. Some of His Biggest Hits were Remakes
Narvel’s unique sound allowed him to achieve success with remakes. One of his first hits was Honey Love, which was a remake of the Drifters. He also covered Drift Away by Dobie Gray, which made it to number 8 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles in September 1973. His biggest song, Reconsider Me, was also a remake, this time of Johnny Adams. He covered Funny How Time Slips Away by Willie Nelson and Lonely Teardrops.
5. Narvel also Recorded Gospel Music
In the 1980’s, Narvel began recording gospel music with two albums, including a Christmas record, before he retired in 1988.
If you remember the hits of Narvel Felts, you can see him live at the Isle Casino® Cape Girardeau on May 28th at 6:00 PM. Listen as he performs his big hits from three decades. Tickets go on sale May 1st and can be purchased online or at the gift shop for $15. All Fan Club® members get one free entry to the encore drawing at 9:00 PM the night of the show for a chance to win a share of the $1000 prize pool, and anyone who attends the show will have an extra 10 entries for the prize.