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Bobby Bare to replace Loretta Lynn at Rhythm & Roots

September 13, 2016

Source: Bristol Herald Courier | Dave McGee

Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bare has been added to the lineup for this weekend's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Bare, 81, will replace fellow Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn who cancelled her appearance last week on the advice of her physicians. Bare is to perform Saturday at 8:15 p.m., on the State Street stage.

"Bobby Bare is among traditional country music's greatest treasures," said BCM Executive Director Leah Ross in a written statement. "We've seen it time and again over the years with acts like T. G. Sheppard, Gene Watson, and Pam Tillis—festival goers have a great appreciation for Nashville recording artists with such timeless appeal. We are honored to host him at the festival this year."

Bobby Bare has logged 30 Top 20 singles over the course of his 50-year career, earned a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording with the hit" Detroit City," and has achieved multiple Grammy nominations. In the 1980s he hosted Bobby Bare and Friends on The Nashville Network where the artist interviewed a number of notable songwriters who also performed their hit songs on the show.

In 2013 Bare was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with fellow artists Kenny Rodgers and the late Cowboy Jack Clement.