Songwriter-turned-robber faces the music - and gets 33-year sen...

For almost 20 years, Frank E. Solesbee Jr. was a moderately successful songwriter in Nashville, penning tunes for country singers like Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery. Full Story
Brenda

Richmond, VA

#1 May 20, 2006
I am absolutely stunned. I met Frank in 1985 in Richmond, Virginia. I became very good friends with him and his wife. Frank was enjoying quite a bit of success with his band. With all the talent Frank possesses, I can't comprehend why this all happened. It appeared he was doing so well with his songwriting and performing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, particularly his children.
Desiree

Redmond, WA

#2 Jun 25, 2006
I'm not at all surprised, I knew him from chester,va during the 80's and knew his wife and band members he was the biggest pervert and creep I had ever met, I knew eventually he was giong to end up in jail.
David his son

AOL

#3 Jun 26, 2006
you want to know something he is a grate guy no mater what any one says ppl do dum stuff all i know that i love him and i know that he is a good person and he will make it out of this just fine
Thomas

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Aug 8, 2006
David his son wrote:
you want to know something he is a grate guy no mater what any one says ppl do dum stuff all i know that i love him and i know that he is a good person and he will make it out of this just fine
David, I spent some time in chesapeake jail w/ your dad. He made a big impression on me and I too believe he is a good man and just made a bad mistake. Unfortunately, the law is less forgiving than GOD and some people. I've tried to stay in touch w/ your dad but he didn't write me back. Now he's not at the chesapeake jail anymore. I'm studying law (paralegal) and I would like to offer any assistance I can (ie. legal research and/or referance material) and just be supportive, because I believe he didn't get good representation or a fair shake. Keep the faith, there are many "post conviction remedies" to help your dad! And remember: Romans 8:28, " All things work for the good of those who love HIM and have been called acording to HIS purpose." ALL THINGS!!! I would like to get back in touch w/ your dad so...here's my e-mail address so you can reply and /or pass it on to your dad: moosebeach@aol.com GOD Bless!!!
PG GAL

Chester, VA

#5 Aug 28, 2006
I grew up with Frank. To some extent, he is a great guy who did some bad things. We all do bad things, we just dont always get caught or end up in jail.On the other hand, he was a little "touchy feely" with all the girls in school. He is a brillant songwriter and drummer. Thomas, I am a paralegal who has followed this case and discussed with other lawyers. Sadly, there is not much that can be done at this point and time.
UPSET DAD

AOL

#6 Sep 21, 2006
I KNOW Frank IS A PERVERT HE WAS DATEING A GIRL HALF HIS AGE HE PUT HER AS WELL AS HER SON IN DANGER WHILE HE STRIPPED AND ROBBED THOSE POOR GIRLS I HOPE THE DIRT BAG ROTTS IN JAIL AND STAYS BENT OVER BIG GEORGES BUNK.
David His Son

AOL

#7 Apr 18, 2007
it is going to about 2 years.. and there is not a day that goes by that i don't think what happen. i went and seen my Dad in Nov and he was doing well .. an i do believe that i will be able one day to see my dad and spent time with him....

And To The UPSET DAD

MY Dad love that girl and here son with all of his hart and he was never the same after that girl THAT Girl Took A Good Dad
David His Son

AOL

#8 Apr 18, 2007
FROM ME !!!!!
bazzoka

Conroe, TX

#9 May 14, 2007
how sad u are a sweet kid
Sharon

United States

#10 Feb 3, 2010
David His Son wrote:
it is going to about 2 years.. and there is not a day that goes by that i don't think what happen. i went and seen my Dad in Nov and he was doing well .. an i do believe that i will be able one day to see my dad and spent time with him....
And To The UPSET DAD
MY Dad love that girl and here son with all of his hart and he was never the same after that girl THAT Girl Took A Good Dad
David - This is Sharon from 100 Oaks/not sure if you remember me? Your dad worked for me there... He is a good man and yes he made a mistake - we all loved him here, personality/friendship/talent/ and more. If there is ever anyway I can help you or him, please let me know (malllady8@aol.com) Best of luck - are you still in CA?
Sharon

United States

#11 Feb 3, 2010
David - You can reach me at my email malllady8 at aol Sharon
sydney solesbee daughter

Richmond, VA

#12 Dec 27, 2010
UPSET DAD wrote:
I KNOW Frank IS A PERVERT HE WAS DATEING A GIRL HALF HIS AGE HE PUT HER AS WELL AS HER SON IN DANGER WHILE HE STRIPPED AND ROBBED THOSE POOR GIRLS I HOPE THE DIRT BAG ROTTS IN JAIL AND STAYS BENT OVER BIG GEORGES BUNK.
you barely knew him that was my dad. your so dumb.
John B

Yadkinville, NC

#13 May 22, 2011
WOW..... I was his sound man back in the day before he moved to Nashville. Hate to hear it, but Frank was a good guy when I knew him. We shared hotel rooms many times when touring the Mid Atlantic. I pray he survives and gets his act back together. He's an incredibley talented person. I just found this out today !!!:(
mar

Mount Juliet, TN

#14 Aug 11, 2012
theres a broken man in the mirror there behind the bartender reflecting on a love that died...... some of the best lyrics Frank and I have ever written What happened dude? I don't know if this will ever get to Frank, but I hope it does. Broken hearted in TN, your brother in song,way too long to say this. I hope you have found.....I don't know what t say. mr
dcb

Johnson City, TN

#15 Dec 10, 2013
id love to have some of his music.the song "hope heaven has a holler"in particular.anyone know how I could get my hands on that?

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