Happy 82nd birthday to Bobby Bare. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was born in Ironton, Ohio, on April 7, 1935.
Bobby Bare was once described by his good friend Waylon Jennings as “the best songhound in the world” due to his instincts for finding great tunes. He recorded many of them himself – including his first Top 10, “Detroit City” – and helped Waylon and other stars choose hit material, too. His close association with writers led to Bobby’s own TNN series, Bobby Bare And Friends, which showcased some of country’s finest songwriters.
In 2003 Bobby recorded the uproarious album Old Dogs, a collaboration with Waylon, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and writer Shel Silverstein.
And finally, watch this classic Kix Brooks interview with Bobby Bare!
photo of Bobby Bare by Jason Simanek