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Bobby G. Rice Still Laying Easy on Your Mind

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Bobby G. Rice Still Laying Easy on Your Mind

Submitted by Don Graham

This year marks the 47th anniversary of the Bobby G. Rice's smash number one hit, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind.” As both the artist and songwriter, this record was a huge milestone for Bobby G., earning  CMA nominations for single and album of the year and male vocalist of the year in 1973. The song was recorded by a host of country legends including  Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, David Houston, Kitty Wells, Bill Anderson’s Po’ Boys Band, Pat Boone, and Andy Williams.

Bobby G. Rice started his career with remakes in the early 70s the resulted in 30 chart hits, numerous awards and over 40 years of entertaining the crowd.

The easy-going Rice started his career as a child on his family’s own radio show that quickly gained him  popularity quickly spread beyond his home base  of Wisconsin with the 1970 remakes 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 velvety smooth voice earned him Top 10 hits 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.”

Bobby G. Rice’s live performance history is an impressive collection including the Grand Ole Opry, the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ralph Emery Show, Nashville Now, the Ernest TubbMidnite 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.

Bobby G. Rice is not resting on his laurels and has just released a music video, “Is This The Way You Say Goodbye.” And 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.”

From his home in Nashville Bobby G. who still sounds like a 25-year-old man, is excited about continuing to follow his dream, “I love to sing and play and write songs and am thankful every day for the opportunity to make music for my friends and fans. What a blessed life I’ve had and continue to have.”

Look for more great music to come from the man who is still laying easy on our minds.

Bobby G. Rice - You Lay So Easy On My Mind