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. (May 18, 2017) – Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® award-winning living legend Bobby Bare recently told the story of how he helped shape the iconic Fender Stratocaster along with Leo Fender. Although Bare’s first guitar was a Martin, he quickly grew to love Fender and purchased a Telecaster – one of his favorite guitars. While performing in South California, Leo Fender used to visit Bare during rehearsals as his factory was just a block away from the venue Bare was performing.

Leo Fender would ask Bare and his guitarist what they thought about his new guitar. Bare gave Fender valuable advice about the guitars shape and before long, the Stratocaster was born.


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 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 and all CD's purchased through Bare's website will be autographed. THINGS CHANGE is the follow-up to Bare's critically-acclaimed album DARKER THAN LIGHT.

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 will include "Things Change," which will be the first-ever...

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