My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Classic Rewind: Bobby Lord – ‘Hawkeye’

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Bobby Lord – ‘Hawkeye’

  1. Ken December 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    One of country music’s forgotten voices. Bobby Lord had but one top ten country hit “Without Your Love” on the Columbia label. It hit #10 on Billboard’s Jukebox survey in 1956. “Hawk-Eye” written by Boudleaux Bryant was an uncharted 1955 Columbia single. He also recorded for Hickory, Rice and Decca where he scored his second-biggest single “You And Me Against The World” – #15 in 1970.

    Bobby had his greatest career success as a TV show host. As a 19-year-old college freshman he had his own local TV program in his native Florida then became a cast member and occasional fill-in host for the ABC network “Ozark Jubilee” program in the late 1950’s. While a Grand Ole Opry member in the 1960’s he hosted the syndicated “Bobby Lord Show” and later hosted a show for TNN – The Nashville Network. Bobby died in 2008.

    Paul Dennis wrote a very nice overview of Bobby’s career in this 2013 post:

    https://mykindofcountry.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/country-heritage-bobby-lord-1934-2008/

  2. Paul W Dennis December 2, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    My Dad had a copy of “Hawkeye” on a 78 rpm record. My then two year old sister knocked over the record player and it shatter when it hit the floor. Around the same time as Bobby Lord’s version, Frankie Laine had a recording of the song that was played a few times on the radio.

    According to Music Vendor (later Record World) Bobby’s version of “Hawkeye” got to #16 on the country charts

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