117 Entertainment Group President & CEO, Zach Farnum, announced today the creation of 117 Management with the signing of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare. With the announcement comes the restructuring of the public relations branch of the company under the name 117 Publicity. A management staff will be announced in the coming weeks. “Bobby Bare is the quintessential country music legend. He paved paths for the Outlaw movement, is a Grammy-winner and Hall of Famer and has had over 50 country Top 40 hits,” said Farnum, adding, “Bare is one of the kindest and most respected people in the business. I’ve had an incredible and successful run working with him as his publicist and am humbled to move into this new role.” “I’m so glad to have Zach Farnum representing me, I think he’s just using me as bait to get bigger, younger acts,” joked Bare. Bobby Bare has released 39 albums charting over 50 country Top 40 singles including iconic songs like “Marie Laveau,” “500 Miles Away From Home” and “Daddy, What If,” just to name a few. His ode to the working man, “Detroit City,” won a Grammy in 1963 and he was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Credited by many as the “architect of Outlaw Country,” Bare became a trailblazer by taking control of his own production on his albums from his record label. He is also widely known as one of the most avid fishermen in country music. 117 Publicity, headed by VP Bev Moser, represents a wide array of artists including Chuck Negron, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lewis Brice, Logan Mize, Paul Bogart, Max T. Barnes, Scooter Brown Band, Darren Bessette Band, Nashville Association of Talent Directors as well as Bare. About Bobby Bare Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare is one of the most iconic country artists of all time, with chart-topping songs like “Detroit City,” “500 Miles,” “Marie Laveau” and many more. Artists from Little Jimmy Dickens and Hank Williams to big band acts like Phil Harris and the Dominoes all influenced his unique style leading to nearly five dozen top 40 hits from 1962 to 1983. The often referred to “Bruce Springsteen of Country” went on to earn multiple Grammy nominations and wins along with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 among many other awards and accolades. About 117 Entertainment Group 117 Entertainment Group is an entertainment firm specializing in management and publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands. They represent the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Negron, Bobby Bare, Logan Mize, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart and Scooter Brown Band, just to name a few. Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists including Charlie Daniels, Don McLean, Randy Travis and many more, as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. Continue reading Bobby Bare Launches Artist Management Firm
BOBBY BARE CELEBRATED AS ONE OF ‘100 GREATEST COUNTRY ARTISTS OF ALL TIME’ BY ROLLING STONE, FEATURED WITH MAJOR SIRIUS XM SPECIAL NEW ALBUM, THINGS CHANGE, SPOTLIGHTED ON POPULAR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AND CMT.COM SXM Willie’s Roadhouse, SXM Outlaw Country, Spotify’s New Traditions – Country Heroes and CMT’s Tim Ghianni Celebrate the Music of Bare’s “Things Change” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2017) – Influencers and critics agree, “Bobby Bare’s Outlaw Spirit Remains Undiminished” (Tim Ghianni, CMT.com) with the release of his newest album, Things Change. This past weekend saw a Bare takeover on Sirius XM with a subscriber-special airing numerous times on both Willie’s Roadhouse and Outlaw Country featuring performances by the legend and hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Peter Cooper from the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. Streaming giant Spotify added album cut “Ain’t No Sure Thing” to the popular New Traditions – Country Heroes playlist. Fans can hear the new music and add it to their own playlists on Bare’s Spotify page HERE. Rolling Stone honored Bobby Bare as one of the ‘100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time’ recently. The Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® winner was ranked number 43 on the list which also included many friends and collaborators including Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Things Change features 10 tracks written by Bare and a slew of talented songwriters including Hoyt Axton, Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark and the producer of the project, hit singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes. The album features a collaboration on Bare’s iconic hit, “Detroit City,” with Chris Stapleton. The song was written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill and was originally released by Bare in 1963 and would become one of his most highly requested songs at live shows to this day. “Detroit City” won a GRAMMY® in 1964 for Best Country/Western Recording and is one of many Grammy nods for the country legend. Things Change can be purchased at digital retailers and on BobbyBare.com. “In a career that has been marked with recordings from writers such as the afore-mentioned [Tom T.] Hall, Mel Tillis (‘Detroit City’) and the late Shel Silverstein (‘Marie Laveau,’ among many from the late tunesmith), Bare has always had a knack for finding a great song.” – Chuck Dauphin, Billboard Magazine “Bobby Bare has been one of country music’s most consistent – and most respected – singer/songwriters for over 50 years.” – Adrian Peel, Digital Journal About Bobby Bare Country Music Hall of Famer, Bobby Bare is one of the most iconic country artists of our time, with chart-topping songs like “Detroit City,” “500 Miles,” “Shame On Me” and many more. Artists from Little Jimmy Dickens and Hank Williams to big band acts like Phil Harris and the Dominoes all influenced his unique style leading to nearly five dozen top 40 hits from 1962 to 1983. The often referred to “Bruce Springsteen of Country” went on to earn multiple Grammy nominations and wins along with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 among many other awards and Continue reading Bobby Bare Gets Sirius XM Special Celebrating Him As One Of Country Music’s Top 100 Artists of All Time!