Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare continue on their sold out American Legends Tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's rare for two Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members to share the stage outside of Nashville, but Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare are captivating audiences with every stop of their SOLD OUT 'American Legends' tour. With more than 100 Top 40 hits combined and never before heard stories from the road, Anderson and Bare are providing an intimate evening for fans with their co-headlining show. The iconic pair recently performed in Walker, Minn. and Johnson Creek, Wisc. Their next stop is in Hinton, Okla. with more dates to be added in the coming weeks. "I'm really excited about teaming up and touring with Bobby. We've been friends since forever, and our stage shows seem to genuinely compliment one another. Besides, I love standing in the wings and listening to him recreate all those great hits of his. You don't realize how many he's had until they start coming at you back-to-back-to-back. This is going to be fun!" said Whisperin' Bill Anderson. “The opportunity to share this tour with one of my friends and Grand Ole Opry family members is an honor, and the chance to bring our stories and songs to the stage has brought back so many memories,” said Bobby Bare. “Bill Anderson has a way with words that captivates an audience and it is fun to watch.” AMERICAN LEGENDS TOUR:
April 13 Northern Lights Casino - Walker, Minn. SOLD OUT April 28 The Gobbler Theater - Johnson Creek, Wisc. SOLD OUT July 14 Sugar Creek Casino - Hinton, Okla. (more dates to be announced soon) Recently Anderson released the video for his new single, "Until The Light Comes On Again." The poignant, beautiful tune brings a message of hope to anyone who's facing a challenge in their life. Anderson was inspired to write the song after someone close to him bravely faced a cancer diagnosis. Whisperin' Bill Anderson is donating proceeds/royalties from the song to benefit the Sarah Cannon Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. For more information on Bill Anderson visit BillAnderson.com or follow him on Facebookand Twitter. Bobby Bare was celebrated by Rolling Stone as one of the “50 Greatest Country Artists of All Time.” Bare released the raw and heart-tugging video in the summer of 2017 for his latest single, “I Drink,” which addresses the darkness of alcoholism. Commemorating his Diamond Anniversary and celebrating 60 years as an artist in the music industry, HbarC Western Wear has created the specialized “Bobby Bare Signature Series” custom shirt line. The anniversary also prompted the limited edition pressed vinyl album of Things Change which was released on record store day. On his 83rd birthday during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Garth Brooks surprised him with a “Welcome Home,” announcing his membership to the Opry family was re-activated. For more information on Bobby Bare visitBobbyBare.com or follow him on Facebook andTwitter. ABOUT BILL ANDERSON “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson may be known for his soft vocal style, but his UNPRECEDENTED accolades and awards shout from the rooftops. He has released more than 40 studio albums, seven No. 1 singles and 29 Top 10 singles, and is a six-time Songwriter Of the Year award-winner. As a Grand Ole Opry member for more than 50 years and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2001, Anderson is one of the most decorated songwriters and performers in country music history -- and an UNPRECEDENTED one at that, having earned the distinction of having an entry on the Country charts for seven consecutive decades – a record held by no other songwriter in history. His penned hits include "Whiskey Lullaby," (Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss), "A Lot Of Things Different," (Kenny Chesney), "Give It Away,” (George Strait), and his latest, “Country” (Mo Pitney), among others. At only nineteen, Anderson composed his first country classic, “City Lights” in his home state of Georgia, where he studied journalism at UGA. Anderson then moved to Nashville, signed a recording deal with Decca Records, and began releasing hit after hit. Fan-favorites include “Po’Folks,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “The Tips Of My Fingers,” “8X10,” and the unforgettable smash, “Still.” At the age of 40, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. At age 23, he became the youngest writer to be named Country Songwriter of the Year by BMI – a record only beat by 21-year-old Taylor Swift. In 2002, he was the first recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award. UNPRECEDENTED not only as a songwriter, but also a radio and television host, Anderson has starred on "ABC’s The Better Sex," "Fandango," "Country’s Family Reunion," "Larry’s Country Diner," and hosted radio shows as well as the legendary Grand Ole Opry. ABOUT BOBBY BARE Born in Ohio, Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry memberBobby 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 has been 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 with two new accompanying music videos. In commemoration of his 60th year as a music artist HbarC Western Wear has created the “Signature Series Bobby Bare” line western shirts and he released a limited edition pressed vinyl album for Things Change. 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.