Bobby Bare Plays CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Back-to-Back to Close Out the Weekend

60 years as a chart-topping artist and 83 years young, Bobby Bare shows no signs of stopping, playing a double-header on Sunday with performances at both CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The country legend began the day with his friend Bill Anderson sharing stories and swapping songs on CMA Fest’s Close Up Stage. He closed it out 70 miles outside of Nashville as part of the Grand Ole Opry performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, recalled in this Tennessean article, where he had the crowd screaming along to “Marie Laveau” and led Del McCoury and Old Crow Medicine Show on “Streets of Baltimore.”

“When you’ve been at it as long as I have, it’s kind of exciting to do two of the biggest festivals in the world on the same day. Bonnaroo, what a deal — a younger audience and very, very exciting. They had a lot of great talent on it and we had a big time,” said Bare.

Bare has had quite the year, beginning with the release of a new album Things Change in May 2017 followed by two music videos, “Things Change” and “I Drink.” In April, on his birthday, he was welcomed back as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks. Legendary western wear designers, HbarC honored him in May with a Bobby Bare 60th Anniversary Signature Series Shirt and there is much more to come.

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 one of the “50 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

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