Bobby Lewis (country singer)

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Bobby Lewis
Born (1942-05-09) May 9, 1942 (age 75)
Origin Hodgenville, Kentucky
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, lute
Years active 1963–present
Labels United Artists
Associated acts Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Johnny Bush, Claude Gray, Bobby Bare,
Website Bobby Lewis Official Website

Bobby Lewis (born May 9, 1942 in Hodgenville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1963 and 1985, Lewis released ten albums and charted more than twenty-five songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. His biggest hit, "How Long Has It Been," peaked at Number 6 in 1966. Lewis released a whopping 26 Country charted singles from 1966 to 1985, with 14 for United Artists, 5 for Ace Of Hearts, two with GRT, 3 for RPA and one each for Capricorn and HME. Lewis also released a total of 9 albums with United Artists.

Lewis earned the title "The Boy with the Lute," being perhaps the only country singer to use this instrument, which is actually a custom 6-string guitar-lute. Lewis's lute is very similar to a standard acoustic guitar, but not without some tonal differences. Lewis is probably the only artist in country music who plays a lute at live performances and in the recording studio. Lewis was inducted to the Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame on November 29, 2014.

Lewis became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and continues to perform and record new material. Lewis's recent studio albums were released by Heart Of Texas music, an independent classic country label which records new albums and hosts package concerts and tours showcasing classic country artists from yesterday and today.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1966 Little Man with the Big Heart United Artists
1967 How Long Has It Been 39
A World of Love 35
1968 An Ordinary Miracle 40
From Heaven to Heartache 43
1969 Things for You and I
1970 The Best of Bobby Lewis
1974 Too Many Memories 43 Ace of Hearts
1976 Portrait in Love RPA
1977 Soul Full of Music
2009 Then & Now Heart of Texas Music
2015 Here I Am Again

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1963 "I Miss All of You" singles only
"Forty Dollars a Week"
1964 "Crying in Public"
1965 "Everybody's Baby" Little Man with the Big Heart
"Six Days a Week and Twice On Sunday"
1966 "I Hope You Find in Him
What You Were Losing in Me"
single only
"How Long Has It Been" 6 How Long Has It Been
1967 "Two of the Usual" 49
"Love Me and Make It All Better" 12 A World of Love
"I Doubt It" 26 An Ordinary Miracle
1968 "Ordinary Miracle" 29
"From Heaven to Heartache" 10 10 From Heaven to Heartache
1969 "Each and Every Part of Me" 27 single only
"Til Something Better Comes Along" 41 Things for You and I
"Things for You and I" 25
1970 "I'm Going Home" 41 The Best of Bobby Lewis
"Hello Mary Lou" 14 9 singles only
"Simple Days and Simple Ways" 67
1971 "He Gives Us All His Love"
"If I Had You" 51
"Today's Teardrops" 45
1972 "We Ran Out of Time"
1973 "Already Gone to My Heart"
"Here with You" 95
"Too Many Memories" 21 Too Many Memories
1974 "I Never Get Through Missing You" 32
"Lady Lover" 47
"I See Love" 78
1975 "Let Me Take Care of You" 71 single only
"It's So Nice to Be with You" 79 Portrait in Love
1976 "For Your Love" 52
1977 "I'm Getting High Remembering" 74 Soul Full of Music
"What a Diff'rence a Day Made" 81 singles only
1979 "She's Been Keepin' Me Up Nights" 39
"Love Wouldn't Be Love Without You"
1985 "Love Is an Overload" 91

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