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About Bobby

Bobby G. Rice is proof that music is a universal language. The legendary singer-songwriter struck success with a string of pop hit remakes in the early 70s that drew in country crowds, leading to 30 Billboard Chart hits, numerous awards and over four decades of entertaining.

2022 marks the 50th release anniversary of the Bobby G. Rice smash number one hit, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind.” As the performer and songwriter, Rice earned CMA nominations for single and album of the year, as well as male vocalist of the year in 1973. And once again, stretching musical genres, Rice was further honored when such notable names as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty Roy Orbison, David Houston, Kitty Wells, Jerry Springer, Bill Anderson’s Po’ Boys Band, Pat Boone and Andy Williams all recorded his signature song, “You Lay So Easy on My Mind.”

The mild-mannered artist developed his passion for music as a child on his family’s own radio show. His popularity quickly spread beyond his native state of Wisconsin with the 1970 revivals of the Jimmy Gilmore pop classic, “Sugar Shack” and Bruce Channel’s, “Hey Baby” followed by his versions of standards “Mountain Of Love” and “Suspicion.”

Bobby G. Rice’s smooth vocal styling placed more songs on the Billboard Top 10 Chart, including “You Give Me You,” “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Comes, Freda Goes.” “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” and “My Special Angel” also hit the charts for Rice.

Bobby G. Rice’s achievements led to some historical stages. Rice performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ralph Emery Show, Nashville Now, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, Midwest Country, The Bill Anderson TV Show, The Wilburn Brothers TV Show, The Ronnie Prophet TV Show (Toronto Canada BBC) and the Dean Martin replacement show Music Country USA on NBC.

As an entertainer, Bobby G. Rice continues to explore the latest outlets with the release of his music. Be watching for his new upcoming release on Century II Records, (Nashville) called “Where Love Has Never Been”. Rice also continues to record, write songs and tour with the same motto he started with, “It’s all about the fans and giving them good music.”

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*2022 – 50th Release Anniversary of “You Lay So Easy on My Mind”


1973 #1 Hit


CMA nominations – Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year categories


Honored as songwriter with numerous recordings by:Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, David Houston, Kitty Wells and Roy Orbison


Duet with talk show personality Jerry Springer


Instrumental recording by Bill Anderson’s Po’ Boys Band


CMA/CRS “New Faces” Artist-1971



*30 Billboard Chart Hit Singles


Billboard Top 10 Hits included: “You Give Me You,” “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Come, Freda Goes”


Also Charted with: “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” and “My Special Angel”




*Television & Radio Appearances


Grand Ole Opry


The Louisiana Heyride


WWVA Wheeling Jamboree


Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree


Cheyenne Country


Midwest Country  (RFD-TV)


Ralph Emery Show


Nashville Now


Music Country USA -NBC replacement for Dean Martin


On Stage TNN


Bill Anderson Show


Wilburn Brothers Show


Ronnie Prophet TV Show – Toronto Canada BBC




*Hit Albums


You Lay So Easy on My Mind


Hit After Hit


She Sure Laid The Lonelies on Me


Write Me a Letter


Instant Rice (The Best Of Bobby G. Rice)


With Love from Bobby G. Rice



*ASCAP Awards


“You Lay So Easy on My Mind”


“You Give Me You”


“The Whole Worlds Makin’ Love Again Tonight”


“Make It Feel Like Love Again”


“The Softest Touch in Town




*SESAC Awards


“Crystal Chandeliers” 


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