28 June 1966: Birthday of Bobby Bare Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Source)

Bobby Bare, Jr. performing at Ballard Seafood Fest 2013, Ballard, Seattle, Washington – photo by Joe Mabel; originally uploaded on Flickr as Joe Mabel from Seattle, US (Source)

Robert Joseph Bare Jr. (born June 28, 1966)[1] is an American singer-songwriter and musician.


Early life

Bare was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of singer Jeannie Bare (née Sterling) and country musician Bobby Bare, Sr.[3] His parents met in 1963, when his father hired Bare’s mother to join his act as a singer.[4] Bare’s mother, Jeannie, was a shopkeeper in Nashville.[5]

Bare has a younger brother, Shannon, and a younger sister, Angela. His older sister Cari Jean (Jeannie’s daughter by an earlier marriage) died suddenly at age 15 from complications after surgery.[4]

Bare grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a half an hour northeast of Nashville, where his family lived next door to Tammy Wynette and George Jones.[6]

He has a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Bare has three children: daughter Isabella Bare, son Beckham Bare (from his first wife) and son Shelby Booker Bare (from his girlfriend). (Source)

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