PERSONAL APPEARANCES JANUARY 18, 2015 CONCERT 7PM Savannah Center The Villages, FL  32162 7926180de20ccebb5838de1de4b935d/In-Concert-An- Evening-with-Bobby-Goldsboro JANUARY 25, 2015 ART SHOW 1PM-4PM Sea Breeze Center The Villages, FL  32162 01501.pdf All event information subject to change. Please consult for further information.
Bobby continued his successful oil painting endeavors in 2014, including some significant charitable contributions. Highlights included an appearance in Naples, Florida, for the Neighborhood Health Clinic Auction on February 15th.  His original painting, “Tangerine Sky,” sold for $16,000. Bobby’s giclee print of “Mutual Admiration” earned $5,000 for the Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks charity event on February 16th, hosted by baseball legend Johnny Bench. A special martini glass, designed and painted by Bobby and pictured above, sold for $14,000 on February 23rd.  This unique piece of art was part of the annual auction held in Naples, Florida, providing service dogs for wounded veterans.  A giclee print provided an additional $5,000 contribution. Bobby’s annual appearance at The Villages in Florida on March 9th was another enjoyable and successful event. Bobby returned to the May Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 2nd and 3rd. Another art show appearance was made on December 11th at the Gallery on Fifth in Naples, Florida. No concert performances were scheduled for 2014.
ART SHOW SUCCESS IN 2014 Oil painting is again the focus of Bobby Goldsboro’s talent
NEW MUSIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC Bobby is working on an original album of Christian music.  Several songs have been selected and recorded, including one entitled, “His Love (The Greatest of All).”  One of Bobby’s paintings has already been chosen for the album cover.  The project is still in the early stages, with no release date.   CONCERT RECORDING Bobby’s February 19, 2011, concert in St. Charles, Missouri was recorded.  A compact disc release of some of the performance is in development.
BANGLES’ SUSANNA HOFFS:   “BOBBY GOLDSBORO MAY HAVE INFLUENCED LED ZEPPELIN” Led Goldsboro? Susanna Hoffs, singer/guitarist of the Bangles (”Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian”), wrote:  “I think Bobby Goldsboro may have influenced Led Zeppelin... Submitted for your approval, my ProTools experiment!” On August 5th, 2014, Hoffs provided a 41-second audio mash-up comparing Bobby Goldsboro’s “Little Things” to classic rock group Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop.” Listen to the audio here:
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1976 “HEE HAW” SHOW TO AIR ON JANUARY 18    RFD-TV continues to rerun episodes of “Hee Haw” weekly in sequential order,    and that includes the 1976 show with guest Bobby Goldsboro.  The episode    (Season 8, Episode 5) features Bobby performing“A Butterfly for Bucky” and    “Muddy Mississippi Line.”  Airdates are:    Sunday, January 18th 8:00pm Eastern    Monday, January 19th 6:30am Eastern    Saturday, January 24th 4:30pm Eastern    Sunday, January 25th 1:00am Eastern    
IN MEMORIAM:  BOB MONTGOMERY Music producer, singer and songwriter Bob Montgomery (May 12, 1937 - December 4, 2014) passed away recently in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, of Parkinson’s disease. Bob co-produced most of Bobby’s records from 1968 through 1975, including “Honey.”  He co-wrote (with Kenny O’Dell) the song, “Country Feelin’s,” which was included in the “California Wine” album. In 1971, Bob and Bobby formed House of Gold Music, Inc., one of the most successful music publishing companies for the next decade. Bob began his musical career with junior high school classmate Buddy Holly. 
Bobby Goldsboro with Bob Montgomery (right) in 1972.
“Evening Shade,” the 1990-94 CBS-TV comedy series  starring Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner, is being rerun on Antenna TV channels, beginning in January 2015.  The show airs twice on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8:00pm and 8:30pm Eastern time. The third and fourth seasons of the show featured Bobby Goldsboro performing his award-winning opening theme song and various music throughout the episodes.
IN MEMORIAM:  LARRY HENLEY Singer and songwriter Larry Henley (June 30, 1937 - December 18, 2014) died recently in Nashville, of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. In 1968, Larry introduced Bobby to his biggest hit song, “Honey,” written by Bobby Russell.  Larry later wrote for House of Gold Music.  He co-wrote 1970’s “Water Color Days,” three songs on Bobby’s 1972 LP, “California Wine,” and “Out Run the Sun” from  “Round Up Saloon.” Larry co-wrote “Wind Beneath My Wings” and brought the song to Bobby to first record it.  Bobby took the song to his producer, Larry Butler, who convinced him not to do it.  It became a #1 single for Bette Midler, and won Song of the Year at the 1990 Grammy Awards. Larry began his career as singer in The Newbeats, whose song “Bread and Butter” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964.
Movie and television star Burt Reynolds, through Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills, held a special event in December.  “Property from the Life and Career of Burt Reynolds” was auctioned.  Items were on display at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. A Hascal Haile guitar and mink-lined case, gifted from Bobby Goldsboro to Burt, were sold.  The guitar has an intricate Tree of Life style inlay along the fingerboard, with inlaid binding and around the soundhole.  Small engraved plates on both the guitar and case note that they once belonged to Bobby. The lot was estimated at between $2,000-$3,000, but the winning bid on December 11, 2014, came in at a whopping $10,240.
Burt Reynolds has also scheduled a personal appearance at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Florida, on the evening of Sunday, January 25, 2015.  Click here. The theater will screen Reynolds’ 1976 movie, “Gator,” followed by a discussion with the star actor/director. The movie featured music from Bobby Goldsboro, whose song “For a Little While” was heard throughout the film and as the closing theme.