Monday, November 10, 2014

Bobby Bare - Voice Your Choice

Bobby Bare was born April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio. He had an interesting start to his career, when in 1958 this singer/songwriter/guitarist was drafted into the US Army. Before leaving, he recorded a demo and left a tape of The All American Boy with Fraternity Records. To his great surprise, Fraternity released the record and credited, in error, Bill Parsons as the artist. For many years, Bobby Bare would have to tell people it was really him singing on that Number 2 song in 1958.

His career really took off in the country music market, and he had 70 country hits on the charts. Meanwhile on the Top 100 charts, he scored 8 singles, with two Top Twenty hits.

Next week the Pop Goes The Country Special on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Bobby Bare. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Shame On Me or 500 Miles Away From Home. I'll play the winning song during the 4rd hour of next week's show.