The Back Forty: Bobby Braddock

Welcome to The Back Forty where we highlight artists who might walk the lines outside of today’s country chart with their music, as well as the folks who have made an impact on country music – yesterday and today.


“D.I.V.O.R.C.E,” “Golden Ring,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Time Marches On,” and “People Are Crazy” are just a handful of the songs that came from the pen of Bobby Braddock. From his beginnings as a member of Marty Robbins’ band to his time in the producer’s chair for Blake Shelton, Bobby has made a big impact on the sounds you hear from Nashville’s Music Row – past and present. And, boy, does he have some stories to tell…

Thankfully, Bobby has compiled all of those into his latest book Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row. Just like his songs, the book is full of the vivid colors of a life lived with some doses of humor for good measure. And, for anyone who has a thirst for the history of country music, it is a must-read.

In this edition of The Back Forty, Kix visits with the Country Music Hall of Fame member about the writing of the book. Plus, they share some great memories and insights into the music business.



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