Bare of a Man

Bare of a Man

Happy 82nd birthday to Bobby Bare. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was born in Ironton, Ohio, on April 7, 1935.

Bobby Bare was once described by his good friend Waylon Jennings as “the best songhound in the world” due to his instincts for finding great tunes. He recorded many of them himself – including his first Top 10, “Detroit City” – and helped Waylon and other stars choose hit material, too. His close association with writers led to Bobby’s own TNN series, Bobby Bare And Friends, which showcased some of country’s finest songwriters.

In 2003 Bobby recorded the uproarious album Old Dogs, a collaboration with Waylon, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and writer Shel Silverstein.

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And finally, watch this classic Kix Brooks interview with Bobby Bare!

photo of Bobby Bare by Jason Simanek

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson