2018 Performers

Bob Campbell

Kilgore

Bob is a singer/songwriter grounded in the folk traditions of old English ballads, authentic cowboy songs and the ballads of Texas and the American west.
“I grew up helping my Dad raise cattle on old family land outside of Marshall in the deep, rolling hills of Northeast Texas,” Bob says. “Early on, I learned how to work and developed a love and respect for cowboys, critters and the natural world that is with me yet. My Dad’s mother was a great storyteller and natural musician born in 1878. Still remember sitting at her knee, listening to her tales of growing up in the Oklahoma Indian Territory—like the time Jesse James dropped in for the night.”
Red Steagall, Buck Ramsey and Chris LeDoux are a few of the many artists who have recorded and performed Bob’s songs. Over 30 recordings of his songs have been released on western albums. “Roundup Time” was named Song Of The Year in 1997 by the Academy of Western Artists.
Bob is a former Artist-In-Residence with the Texas Commission-On-The-Arts. He has recorded one CD, “The Golden West” and one children’s album, “Bob Campbell and Kids, Too!”