Freddie was born in the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
He began learning to play the piano at two years old on a toy piano that was a Christmas gift.
He has one sibling, a younger sister.
He received his very first record during Christmas of 1976. It was an Elvis Presley album.
He enjoyed playing the flutophone in 5th grade in elementary school.
He was in the choral and drama departments in high school.
He enjoys bluegrass gospel, black gospel, classical music and the opera.
His favorite foods are "good ole" country cooking, Italian and cheese.
His favorite desserts are lemon meringue pie, red velvet cake and cheesecake.
His favorite candy is caramel.
The first song he ever sang in public was "Jesus Is The One."
He enjoys painting, songwriting, flea markets, yard sales, travel and sight-seeing.
He enjoys fishing.
He enjoys picking blackberries in the summertime.
He loves to laugh until it hurts.