Rick Mann is a local rockstar
Published 11:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Forty three year old Charlotte Court House resident Rick Mann is a local rockstar in the community.
“I have been singing since I was old enough to speak,” said Mann. “I started singing in church and have been ever since. Ever since I could remember, music has been important.”
Mann said he started playing guitar when he was 10 years old and he tries to find time to play every day.
“My most memorable gig wouldn’t be what you would expect maybe,” he said. Most people would probably say some packed building with lots of people cheering for them.”
However, Mann said being asked to perform at funerals has held a special place in his heart. “I have done many of these for family and friends over the years and I always deem it an incredible honor that the deceased enjoyed hearing me that much that they asked me to play one final time for them,” he said.
In addition to music, Mann said some of his other hobbies include hunting, fishing and hiking. He is currently employed with Virginia Farm Bureau as an insurance agent, which he said he enjoys doing because he gets to help a lot of people.
“I love being outdoors, spending time with family and my friends, and I love this community that I get to live in,” Mann said.
Although Mann loves his hometown, when asked if he could live anywhere else, he said he would choose Montana.
“I’ve always thought of Montana as so beautiful and I think it would be pretty cool to live there, but I’m pretty satisfied right where I am.”
A fun fact about Mann is that he has always been a history buff. In light of this, he said his favorite television show he currently enjoys watching is Turn: Washington’s Spies.
Mann is married to Kelly Mann and the couple have two sons, Taylor and Colton and one daughter, Baleigh “or ‘Sweetpea’ as I call her,” he said.