Country Hall of Famer Bobby Bare & Friends in Carthage June 3rd

Concert facts:
Bobby Bare & Friends Leroy VanDyke, Tony Booth, Dallas Wayne, Melissa Luman & Jake Penrod
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7 p.m.
Carthage Civic Center
1702 S. Adams St.
Carthage, TX
Tickets $35 - Seating is General Admission
Order online iTickets.com
Phone orders 800.965.9324
Ticket locations:
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame - Carthage, TX
Panola Chamber of Commerce - Carthage, TX
 
 
Country Music Hall of Fame member, Bobby Bare, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd in the Carthage Civic Center.
Also appearing will be his friends: Leroy VanDyke, Tony Booth, Dallas Wayne, Melissa Luman and Jake Penrod.
 
For more than fifty years, singer-songwriter Bobby Bare has been one of Country Music's most respected performers and recording artists. He was born Robert Joseph Bare in Lawrence County, Ohio, and began his career in Springfield, Ohio. In 1953 he moved to Los Angeles, where he recorded briefly for Capitol and Challenge in the mid-1950s and signed as a writer with Opal Music. Bare had recently been drafted into the Army when he recorded a demo of his song "All American Boy" for friend Bill Parsons, who was hoping to land a record deal. Cincinnati's Fraternity Records released Bare's unfinished demo with a label crediting Parsons as artist and writer due to Bare's preexisting contracts, but it reached #2 on the Pop charts, proving Bare's selling power as a vocalist.
 
His military stint over, Bare recorded for Fraternity until Chet Atkins signed him to RCA in early 1962. Bare's moving rendition of "Detroit City" became his first Top Ten Country hit and climbed to #16 on the pop charts in 1963. It also earned him a Grammy for Best Country & Western Recording. Bare followed with a folk-based song he co-wrote, "500 Miles Away From Home," a Top Ten hit on both the Country and Pop charts in 1963-64. Other 1960s hits included "Miller's Cave," "Four Strong Winds," "The Streets of Baltimore" and the sexually frank "(Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn." By the late 1960s, Bare was enjoying success in England, making an album there with the popular British country act the Hillsiders. In Nashville, he recorded two RCA albums with Skeeter Davis and one with Liz Anderson and Norma Jean.
 
In 1970, Bare switched to Mercury Records, where  he garnered  Top Ten hits including "How I Got To Memphis," "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends," and "Come Sundown." In 1973, he returned to RCA, where he released the self-produced album Ride Me Down Easy that year. In so doing, he set an important precedent for other Nashville-based artists who were seeking greater creative input in producing their own albums. A double album of Shel Silverstein songs, Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies, likewise released in 1973, yielded a #2 hit duet with his five-year-old son, Bobby Bare Jr. ("Daddy, What If"), and the older Bare's first #1 song, "Marie Laveau." With his family, Bare released another collection of Silverstein songs, Singin' in the Kitchen, in 1975. Bare later recorded with Columbia, and he recorded for EMI America into the 1980s. In 1998, he joined forces with Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, and Jerry Reed on the Atlantic album Old Dogs."
 
From 1983 to 1988 Bare hosted the TV show Bobby Bare and Friends on TNN: The Nashville Network. Thanks to Bare's easygoing manner, the series captured American musicians and songwriters in an intimate way that few televised programs have. 
 
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
 
Today, Bare retains a devoted following in the U.S. and overseas, and he continues to inspire friends and colleagues through his keen eye for song material, his interest in others' careers, and his independent spirit.
 
Leroy Van Dyke, of "Auctioneer" and "Walk On By" fame, star of the movie, "What Am I Bid?" is known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor, auctioneer and veteran of the Nevada circuit. He has recorded over 500 songs, and probably holds the record for most repeat-performance bookings of any working, name country music entertainer. He has worked 40 to 70 fairs and livestock events per year for over five decades, in addition to a great variety of other engagements. 
 
He was born on a farm (not in a hospital) in rural Pettis County, Missouri, without the amenities of running water and electricity. Elementary schooling was in one-room country schools, then to high school at Sedalia, where he ranked third in a class of 180 graduates. 
 
Leroy is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual major: Animal Husbandry and Journalism, with a minor in Speech. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, did one semester of graduate work, and was a member of both the junior and senior University of Missouri intercollegiate livestock judging teams. 
 
After serving as a special agent, U. S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, in Korea, Leroy was catapulted into show business while working as a journalist, when his self-penned "Auctioneer" recording went a million-plus just weeks after its release. He then joined Red Foley's ABC-TV Network "Ozark Jubilee" in Springfield, Missouri, as a regular member, and continued in that position for three years until the show left the air. 
 
He again had a multi-million seller with "Walk On By," a record that stayed in the charts an incredible 42 weeks, nineteen in the number one position, and was later named by Billboard Magazine as the biggest country music record in history! Leroy then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and became a regular member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. 
 
Music industry experts named Leroy Van Dyke as the Country Music Entertainer of the Decade for the 1960s. He had the starring role in the 1967 movie "What Am I Bid?."
 
Leroy was a founding co-host of "Country Crossroads," the most widely syndicated show in radio history; he hosted his own syndicated television series, "The Leroy Van Dyke Show;" he hosted the 1965 Country Music Association Awards Show at which Ernest Tubb was inducted into the Hall of Fame; he was the first entertainer to receive the prestigious Country Music Association Founding President's Award for contributing to the advancement and improved image of country music; he served on the board of directors of the Country Music Association, and also served on the board of the International Entertainment Buyers Association. 
 
He was selected by the Country Music Association to represent it in showcase situations at the Waldorf in New York, The Monteleone in New Orleans, The Edgewater Beach and the Conrad Hilton in Chicago, The Ambassador in Los Angeles and numerous Country Music Association functions in Nashville. 
 
Van Dyke is considered by industry moguls and by his peers to be the entertainer who put professionalism in country music. He was the first to blaze a trail and take a staged, produced, choreographed, self-contained country music show to the "Strip" in Las Vegas. He was the first to take country music to Bourbon Street in New Orleans' famed French Quarter. He was the only country music performer ever to open a show for Marilyn Monroe. 
 
Leroy is a 2001 inductee into the North American Country Music Association, International, Hall of Fame. 
 
After more than four decades as an entertainer, Leroy still travels in excess of a hundred thousand performing miles yearly around the world . . . he performs in all facets of show business including fairs, festivals, concerts, rodeos, supper clubs, conventions, radio, television, recordings, the Nevada circuit, livestock events, agricultural shows and private functions. 
 
He has not missed a performance in over five decades as an entertainer. 
 
On a personal note, should you ask, Leroy will tell you that there are only four things he ever wanted to do: sing, sell, write, and raise livestock. He is living his dream. His name is a household word in country music circles around the world. He is an auctioneering Hall of Fame member. He was a successful journalist, and is the author of "Auctioneering, Motivation, Success," a work that is rapidly becoming the textbook of the auction profession. His Arabian mules are developing a reputation from New England to California and from Canada to the Deep South.
 
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Tony Booth grew up in Tampa, but launched his musical career in the Southwest. He made his professional debut with the Mel Savage Band and soon toured with Jimmy Snyder. In 1968, after founding the band Modern Country, Booth began working in Las Vegas and from there moved to clubs in California. He renamed the group the Tony Booth Band and became the house band at the Palomino in California. He cut his first single, "Big Lonely World," with K-Ark and signed to MGM in 1970, where he had his first hit with a cover of Merle Haggard's "Irma Thompson."
 
Booth's career really took off in 1972 when he scored three Top 20 hits, including "The Key's in the Mailbox." The next year he had five more hits, including a cover of the Doris Day hit "Secret Love" and "When a Man Loves a Woman (The Way I Love You)."
 
Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some people might say it has more to do with talent than luck. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer who has performed throughout North America and Europe.
 
He began performing professionally while in school before moving to Nashville, where he developed his vocal style singing demos for the top music publishing houses. While touring Europe in the early 90s, Dallas signed a deal to record an album. One album soon became six, and he moved to Scandinavia where he was a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music. After four years living and touring in Europe, Dallas returned to the U.S. and signed a deal with HighTone Records. In addition to recording two albums of his own on the HighTone label, Dallas was part of the honky-tonk supergroup, the TwangBangers.
 
Dallas released his most recent album, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me, on the Heart of Texas Records label in May 2016. He currently lives outside Austin, Texas, where he performs with the legendary band Heybale! in addition to his radio career, songwriting and touring.
 
He got his start in radio in 1989, drawing on his many years as a performer. He solidified his radio career when he joined Outlaw Country on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2005. A year later he accepted a position at KHYI 95.3 FM in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Program Director and morning drive-time DJ until the end of 2007. After the merger of SIRIUS and XM in 2008, Dallas became On-Air Personality and Associate Format Manager for the Texas-based honky-tonk channel Willie’s Place, which later became Willie’s Roadhouse.
 
In addition to his busy schedule on-air in Outlaw Country and Willie’s Roadhouse, Dallas currently holds the position of Operations Manager for SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Austin, Texas, studio. He can be heard five days a week on SiriusXM Satellite Radio: Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 59), and Tuesday through Friday in Outlaw Country (channel 60) from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern.
 
Dallas was inducted into the Texas County Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
 
Melissa Luman is the daughter of the late great BOB LUMAN….growing up with neighbors such as Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison….she can’t help but have ended up in some sort of musical semi career…..She started singing in college, doing some gigs in and around Nashville.. But college life at the time seemed to be more important….years after just doing occasional weddings and karaoke here and there..until 2006 when she received a call from the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame stating that her dad was going to be inducted in 2007 and was asked to perform on the show in Carthage, Texas….that year the 3 inductees were Johnny Rodriguez, Bob Luman, and Red Steagall….the band that backed her down in Texas, included 2 of her dad’s former band members from his first band in Texas in high school….performing that evening for 1000 people put the spark back in it…and she has been keeping her dad’s music and name alive ever since….”in 2012.. Getting a call from my friend, Robyn Young, son of the Late great Faron Young, was another spark!…Melissa was asked to join her fellow “Nashville Brat Pack” to film Larry Blacks Country Family Reunion, Second Generation….the studio was filled with all Second Generation kids….all of our parents were gone that was on that show except for 2..George Hamilton IV and the Statler brothers kids…..it was a very emotional 12 hour day of filming…..after that show…Robyn Young rounded several of us up and we started doing some shows here and there…Ernest Tubbs Midnite Jamboree..
 
Melissa’s past include working during college for Bobby Bar at Bobby’s Bare Trap, for the Bares great family friends. Jeannie Bare, while pregnant with Bobby Jr. is one of the first people to see Melissa at the hospital minutes after her birth.
 
 
Jake Penrod’s name is becoming increasingly familiar with country music fans in Texas and nationally.  A relative newcomer, the singer has quickly earned a reputation as a master of honky-tonk music, who not only sings and writes, but can also play just about any instrument you hand him. In 2013, he released an album of original material titled Closer To Me. The album showcases Penrod’s songwriting ability as well as musicianship across an array of different styles of honky-tonk music. He wrote each song on the album and played every instrument in authentic honky-tonk fashion, proving he knows his stuff when it comes to traditional country music, and earning the title of “King of Texas Twang.”
 
A native of Brownsboro, Texas, he first became interested in country music as a child when he saw a commercial for a Hank Williams record album on television.
 
Jake attracted national attention as a featured guest on RFD-TV’s TruCountry, and was a regular cast member on RuralTV’s Texas Pickin’ Party where he not only sang, but was also the program’s pedal steel guitarist. He has performed as country music icon Hank Williams, Sr. in the Off Broadway play Lost Highway and in his self-penned road show, Hank Williams Remembered.  He hosted the 2nd longest-running show in America, WSM's Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, on September 19, 2015
 
He is a country music traditionalist who believes moving forward doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the past behind. “There were a lot of great ones before me,” he says. “There’s still a lot you can do with what they started. These new guys, they’re creating something new and different, and that’s great, but we can’t forget where we came from. If country music is going to carry on, you have to keep the roots alive.” Jake identifies with fellow Texas Honky-Tonker, Dale Watson, and has embraced the Ameripolitan genre as his own. Jake was honored as 2017 “Honky Tonk Male Artist of the Year” at the annual Ameripolitan Music Awards (ameripolitan.com) in Austin, TX.  He was named "Pure Country Vocalist of the Year" at the 2016 Academy of Western Artists Awards in Fort Worth.
 
At an imperially slim 6-feet-two-inches, decked out in a suit and tie, and crowned with his signature Stetson, Jake Penrod even looks like a flashback to country music’s heyday. He gives credit to fellow Texan Ernest Tubb for inspiring his style. “He always looked like a million bucks. His band, too.” Jake was recently featured on a story by CBS News about the Texas   ae, this is where it will carry on.” 
 
Jake Penrod and his Million Dollar Cowboys can be seen regularly in the dance halls and honky-tonks throughout Texas. His hardcore honky tonk band and powerful, Ray Price-like tenor vocals pierce through the loudest of barrooms and keep dancers on their feet all night. “There’s not a lot of downtime in our shows,” he says. “These people show up to dance.”
 
Tickets are $35 each and seating is General Admission.  Order online iTickets.com.  Phone orders 800.965.9324Ticket locations: Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the
Panola Chamber of Commerce in Carthage.