Contact Us

Spotlight On Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Bare

Rick Diamond/Bobby Bare

The Country Music Hall of Fame announced its 2013 inductees into the Hall this week. Legendary songwriter and record producer Cowboy jack Clement, Kenny Rogers and Bobby Bare.

I was very excited to see Bobby Bare on the list. I loved his music when I was growing up.

Bobby started, as most artists do, with a false start in the late 50′s. In 1963, he struck gold with the song Detroit City. Not only did it go to number one, but it also earned Bare a Grammy award. it was followed by a string of hits including 500 Miles Away From Home.

In the late 70′s, Bare’s success came from novelty songs like Marie Laveau and he was the mastermind behind the hit Dropkick me Jesus (Though The Goalposts of Life). He experimented with Southern Rock and teamed up with Rosanee Cash and Rodney Crowell for projects in the 80′s. The key to his success was reinvention.

He was fully intrenched as one of Nashville’s best singer/songwriters throughout the rest of his career, which is actually still going strong today. When TNN (The Nashville Network) came on cable, the station opted to take advantage of his popularity by having him host Bobby Bare And Friends

it was Bobby Bare who introduced Waylon Jennings to RCA records and Bare was one of the first to record songs by songwriters who would become legend, like Harlan Howard, Tom T. Hall and Shel Silverstein.

Bobby Bare is very deserving of this induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame! Find out more about Bare at his website.

Admittedly, this is one of my favorite songs! It’s just cool.

http://youtu.be/8U-WVyXWozA

 

And Bobby’s signature song:

 

More from the Hawk

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://981thehawk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 98.1 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 98.1 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!