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.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2017) – Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® award-winning living legend Bobby Bare will release THINGS CHANGE May 26, which features a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. The album is Bare’s first studio project in five years and is available for pre-sale now at

THINGS CHANGE will feature 10 tracks written by Bare, Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark and the producer of the project, hit singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes. THINGS CHANGE will be released by HYPERMEDIA Nashville and BFD through RED Distribution.

The album features a special collaboration on Bare’s iconic hit, “Detroit City” with Chris Stapleton adding his unique vocals. The song was written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill and was originally released by Bare in 1963. It would become one of his most highly...

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From L to R: Jody Williams (VP of Writer/Publisher relations BMI), Jacy Dawn Valeras (VP of Marketing, HYPERMEDIA Nashville) Bobby Bare, Max T. Barnes (President, HYPERMEDIA Nashville), Brenden Oliver (Manager Of Awards & Industry Relations, CMA).



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 17, 2017) – HYPERMEDIA Nashville announces the addition, today, of Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bobby Bare to its’ label roster. The country legend is slated to release his first album in five years in May.

“We are excited to be working with the living legend, Bobby Bare. His songs continue to make us laugh and cry. Bare has a wicked smart song sense and we can’t wait for the world to hear the new project we are currently working on,” said Max T. Barnes, President of HYPERMEDIA Nashville.

“I have greatly enjoyed recording new material along with some fan favorites from my career. I look forward to working with HYPERMEDIA Nashville on the release of this new project and getting feedback from my fans,” said Bare.

HYPERMEDIA Nashville’s roster also...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 4, 2017) – Webster Public Relations is excited to announce the signing of Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bobby Bare to its’ roster for publicity representation. “Bobby Bare is an icon of country music. He has had an incredible amount of hits and blazed trails throughout his career,” said the company’s Kirt Webster in a statement, “our team is incredibly excited to work with him to continue showing the world what real music is all about.”

Bare was born in Ironton, Ohio to a farm family and raised mostly by his father after his mother’s death when he was five. Growing up, he developed an eclectic love for music listening to music from Little Jimmy Dickens and Hank Williams to big band acts like Phil Harris and the Dominoes. These all influenced his forthcoming...

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