NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 1, 2018) – Country music’s original outlaw, Bobby Bare, has a long list of accolades: he’s a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, he’s celebrating a 60-year career, he’s had over 50 successful hits and he even hosted his own television show in the ‘80s, “Bobby Bare and Friends.” More than 30 years later, Bare is announcing a new podcast of the same name featuring conversations with Jamey Johnson, Trace Adkins, Jessi Colter, Ray Stevens, Billy Joe Shaver, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Bill Anderson and more. “Bobby Bare and Friends” launches today on podcast networks and on wsmonline.com.
The debut episode features a conversation with a new generation of “outlaw,” Bare’s good friend Jamey Johnson. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to The Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards – for “Give It Away” and “In Color”– from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
In addition to his own recordings, he has written songs for George Strait, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, James Otto, Joe Nichols and others. Bare talks to Jamey about his influences, early days in Nashville and even finds out the “In Color” singer is mildly color-blind.
“Bobby Bare and Friends” is produced by 650 AM WSM in association with 117 Entertainment. Go to BobbyBareandFriends.com for more. New episodes will be released twice a month and will air on Route 650, 650 AM WSM’s Americana centric digital streaming station, at 3 p.m. CST on release days along with highlights being played throughout the week on the historic radio station itself.
“Bobby Bare and Friends” Episode Guests:
Aug. 1 – Jamey Johnson
Aug. 15 – Trace Adkins
Aug. 29 – Outlaw Episode: Jessi Colter and Billy Joe Shaver
Sept. 12 – Outlaw Episode: Delbert McClinton and Joe Ely
Sept. 26 – Ray Stevens
Oct. 10 – Bill Anderson
About Bobby Bare
Born in Ohio, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Bobby Bare is one of the most iconic country artists of our time with chart-topping songs like “Detroit City,” “500 Miles,” “Marie Laveau” and many more. From country legends like Little Jimmy Dickens and Hank Williams to big band acts like Phil Harris and the Dominoes, Bare’s style was molded and led him to nearly five dozen Top 40 hits from 1962 to 1983. The original “Outlaw” of country music, Bare was honored with many awards and accolades, multiple GRAMMY nominations and wins and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2017, Rolling Stone named him in the top 50 of the “100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time.” 2018 marks his 60th anniversary in the music business and the release of his studio album, Things Change, and two new music videos. The Outlaw Country legend continues to play sold out select dates throughout the United States and internationally. April of 2018 marked his 83rd birthday and a pinnacle moment in history as he was welcomed back home as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks. For more information, visit www.bobbybare.com.
About 650 AM WSM
650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925. The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the WSM airwaves since its inception. 650 AM WSM is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP). A weekly listing of all 650 AM WSM programming and online directory for all streaming channels can be found at wsmonline.com.