Bobby Wayne Biography
Bobby Wayne whose real name is Robert Wayne Snyder is a skilled pianist who learned the art of playing the piano by the time he was only nine years old. Wayne was born in Spokane, Washington, United States. And thus when he was young, he used to listen to the Grand Old Opry and The National Barn Dance on the radio every Saturday night, no wonder his interest in the instrument.
Bobby Wayne Age
Wayne was born in Spokane, Washington on September 10, 1936. He is 86 years old as of the year 2022.
Bobby Wayne Height
Wayne stands at a height of 1.55m, and his weight is about 72kg.
Bobby Wayne’s Parents / Family
He is the youngest son of Paul and Virginia Snyder. His mother is older than him by only 18 years which used to make people confuse her for his girlfriend. He would tell them it was his mother but people would quickly apologize.
Bobby Wayne Wife
It seems Wayne has not yet revealed who his life partner is, or perhaps, he has not yet found the love of his life. We will keep tabs and update you soon. He also has no past record of having any children or possibly he has just maintained a low profile.
Bobby Wayne Early Life and Career
As a pre-teen, Bobby loved the music of Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, and other country music artists. Among the “backup groups” he liked as a teenager, were the legendary Jordanaires. Further, in the 1960s, the Jordanaires were to be Bobby Wayne’s own backup group, they actually provided support on 12 songs included on the Bobby Wayne Ballad of the Appaloosa album. That album’s title song, the Ballad of the Appaloosa was selected as the theme song for the Disney movie Run Appaloosa Run.
This was after getting exposed to Elvis Presley’s music. It then happened when he went to visit his mother in Atlanta, Georgia. When he went back to Spokane, Bobby started performing his own rockabilly songs. This made the fans of the Pacific Northwest enjoy a taste of rockabilly music. After this visit, he went to the studio and recorded ‘ Sally Ann’ and ‘War Paint’. He then joined Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, and Rick Carty as one the first actual recording “rockabilly” These are among the most famous artists in the world. Early in Bobby’s career, his style was so much like that of Johnny Cash, Listen carefully to his recordings ‘Big Train’ and ‘Half Bread’. Within ten days of ‘Big Train‘, Bobby received a contract from Columbia Records. This is when The vice president of Columbia Records in New York heard the songs and liked them very much. He received the Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Artist of the year.
Bobby Wayne Albums
- Hit that Thing-2004
- Big in Vegas-2006
- The Nashville Scene: Big in Vegas-2006
- Soul Station-2007
- Ballad of the Appaloosa 2011
- A Boy Named Sue-2015
Bobby Wayne’s Net Worth
Wyne has an estimated net worth of $3.8 million.