Bobby Borchers

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Bobby Borchers
Birth name Robert Jerome Borchers
Born (1952-06-19) June 19, 1952 (age 62)
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1976–1987
Labels Playboy
Associated acts Tanya Tucker

Robert Jerome "Bobby" Borchers (born June 19, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American country music singer.

Borchers was raised in Kentucky. He learned to play guitar at age twelve, and got his first break in the mid-1970s, when Tanya Tucker recorded his song "Jamestown Ferry."[1] In the mid-1970s, recorded for the Playboy Records label. Borchers released two albums for Playboy: Bobby Borchers in 1977 and Denim and Rhinestones a year later. He also charted nine times within the Top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts, including the number seven "Cheap Perfume and Candlelight" in 1977.[2] Borchers later moved to Epic Records, where he released three singles: "Sweet Fantasy," "Wishing I Had Listened to Your Song" and "I Just Wanna Feel the Magic."[2]

Borchers also owned the Longhorn Ballroom restaurant in Fort Wright, Kentucky in the 1980s.[3] In 1987, he issued two singles on Longhorn Records: "It Was Love What It Was" and "(I Remember When I Thought) Whiskey Was a River."[2]



Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
1977 Bobby Borchers 21[4]
1978 Denim and Rhinestones
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: Playboy Records


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country[2] CAN Country[6]
1976 "Someone's with Your Wife Tonight, Mister" 29
"They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore" 32
"Whispers" 12 19
1977 "Cheap Perfume and Candlelight" 7 15
"What a Way to Go" 18
"I Promised Her a Rainbow" 18 17
1978 "I Like Ladies in Long Black Dresses" 23
"Sweet Fantasy" 20 25
1979 "Wishing I Had Listened to Your Song" 32 60
"I Just Wanna Feel the Magic" 43
1987 "It Was Love What It Was" 80
"(I Remember When I Thought) Whiskey Was a River" 86


  1. ^ King, Robert (5 June 1979). "Bobby Borchers, Full Circle to Perform". The Dispatch. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 56. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Night Life: Northern Kentucky". Cincinnati Magazine: A20. June 1982. 
  4. ^ "Chart history for Bobby Borchers". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chart history for Denim and Rhinestones". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Search results for Bobby Borchers". RPM. Retrieved 13 September 2010.