Charlie Waller was born in Jointerville, Texas, on January 19, 1935. Soon after Charlie's arrival, his family moved to Louisiana and there for 12 years he was a genuine "cotton picker." At the age of 10, he bought a $15 guitar and from then on, he decided to be an entertainer. Charlie came to Washington, and joined a band in Baltimore, Md. He worked around Baltimore and Washington for several years then returned to Louisiana in 1956. There, for a year he appered on the "Hay Ride" along with George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Newman, Elvis Presley and others. He also appeared on a Monday television show with Johnny Horton.

Charlie returned to Washington in 1957. During that year he met John Duffey and they formed The Country Gentlemen. Since then his lead singing and unmatchless guitar playing has made its mark. As anyone who has heard a recording of The Gentlemen can attest, Charlie plays more and better guitar than most of the bluegrass musicians. He is one of the best flat pickers around, and his rhythm playing is surpassed by no one.

Charlie's cheerful attitude, both on stage and off, wins him many friends.  His talent go's without singing. Proof is in the deep feeling that he puts into every song that he sings. © 2007 - All Rights Reserved
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