Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare is well known for hits like “Detroit City,” “Marie Laveau,” “500 Miles Away From Home” and dozens more. Bare’s spring 2017 release of his first new album in 5 years, “Things Change,” which is also the title of his first single and video, is a forward looking retrospective from a country music legend/outlaw who has seen it all. The fresh sound on this album features guest appearances from modern greats like Chris Stapleton. Production is handled by Max T. Barnes, with three tracks from Jimmie Ritchie, and one from Bare’s son, Shannon Bare.
Bare wrote and sang his first million selling record, “All American Boy” in 1958, a song he wrote about Elvis Presley's induction to the Army. It was later covered by Bob Dylan and The Band. Bare preceded to crank out a string of influential records for nearly 60 years. Highlights include “Lullabies, Legends, And Lies,” “Margie’s at The Lincoln Park Inn,” “Drunk and Crazy” and “Old Dogs” with Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and Waylon Jennings.
Bare is credited for bringing Waylon Jennings to RCA Records and was the first to record songs by greats like Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall and Shel Silverstein.
Originally from Ironton Ohio, 82-year-old Bobby Bare was born on April 7th, 1935. He left his southern Ohio home for California after a stint in the U.S. Army. Hollywood offered Bare plenty of work in the movies and TV, including several appearances in “No Time for Sergeants.” It was while on the West coast he met lifelong friends Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller and Kris Kristofferson.
An avid lifelong fisherman, Bare resides in the lake town of Hendersonville, TN. Just north of Nashville with his wife of 52 years, Jeannie.