Bob was 17 and had just been signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to play major league baseball. Before leaving for their Florida training camp, he entered and won an amateur talent contest. Forsaking baseball for show business he was soon made a member of the Louisiana hayride. His career really skyrocketed when his recording of “Lets Think About Living” topped the national charts., he became a member of the Opry in 1965 and has since taken his style of country music across the U.S and around the world. Born on a farm in Nacogdoches, Texas. Bob’s acreage now surrounds a beautiful home near Old Hickory Lake just outside Nashville in Hendersonville, Tn.