Fred Knoblock

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Fred Knoblock
Birth name J. Fred Knobloch
Born (1953-04-28) April 28, 1953 (age 64)
Origin Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels Scotti Brothers
Associated acts S-K-O

Fred Knoblock (born J. Fred Knobloch; April 28, 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country singer-songwriter.

Prior to his solo career, Knoblock had been a member of Let's Eat (band), a 1970s rock band. Knoblock was signed to Scotti Brothers Records in 1980 when he released the song "Why Not Me", which he wrote along with Carson Whitsett. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,[1] number 30 on the country chart,[2] and spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3] Later that year he released a duet with Susan Anton, "Killin' Time", which hit number 28 on the Hot 100[1] and went top ten on the country chart.[4] He had later country hits with "Memphis" and "I Had It All".[4]

In 1986, Knoblock became a member of S-K-O with Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler. Knoblock continued to perform as a singer and songwriter into the 2000s. He and Jelly Roll Johnson released an album, Live at the Bluebird Cafe, in 2000.



Year Album
1980 Why Not Me


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1980 "Why Not Me" 30 18 1 Why Not Me
"Let Me Love You" 53
1981 "Killin' Time" (with Susan Anton) 10 28 5 39 N/A
"Memphis" 10 102 28 12
1982 "I Had It All" 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 193. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 138. 
  4. ^ a b Fred Knoblock at Allmusic
  5. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-169-1.