Thursday, August 11, 2011

CRB Executive Director Unveils Narvel Felts Portrait

CRB Executive Director Unveils Narvel Felts Portrait

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Executive Director Ed Salamon officiated at the unveiling of a life-size portrait of Narvel Felts during Felt's performance at The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame concert at The Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tennessee on Saturday, August 5th. As well as being one of the most programmed artists on Country radio during the 70s, Felts has amassed a cult following based on his earlier rockabilly recordings. The portrait will be on permanent display, along with those of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Brenda Lee and others at the International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame in Jackson.

As reported by Tonya Smith-King in the August 6, 2006 edition of The Jackson Sun; "Ed Salamon, a friend and fan of Felts, presented a brief talk about Felts before the unveiling. Salamon met Felts while program director of WHN, a country music station in New York. In 1981, Salamon formed the United Stations Radio Network with Dick Clark and did interviews with Felts that were broadcast nationally on network radio shows. 'Narvel Felts was ranked as one of the top artists in country music,' Salamon told festival fans. 'He also has the distinction of hitting charts in each of the first five decades of his career.' Felts' painting will hang with the others at the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame."

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