This young singer-songwriter was born in Valledupar, Colombia. A Gemini, he was influential in "La Nueva Ola" ("the New Wave"), a cheerful and catchy form of vallenato that was popular on the Colombian coast.
He was the son of vallenato singer Miguel Morales. When he was 13, he wrote his first song, "Solo he Quedado" ("I've been left alone"). The song was never recorded, but soon afterwards, his father gave him his own guitar to aid his creativity.