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Nashville Cats: Bobby Wood


2:30-4:00 pm

1 Hr 30 Min


Keyboardist Bobby Wood earned the admiration of the musicians he has worked with, including Garth Brooks, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Sam Phillips, and Elvis Presley. Raised on a family farm in Mississippi, Wood moved to Memphis after high school to pursue a music career. His recording of “If I’m a Fool for Loving You” was rising up the charts in 1964 when a car wreck laid him up for six months, and after recuperating, Wood focused on session work and songwriting. He became a pivotal member of legendary studio crew the Memphis Boys, who were responsible for numerous hits recorded at American Sound Studio, including records by Presley, Neil Diamond, Wilson Pickett, and Dusty Springfield. After moving to Nashville in 1972, Wood recorded with Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, and many others. He has played in Brooks’s studio band since the beginning of Brooks’s career. The interview will be moderated by the Museum’s RJ Smith and will be illustrated with vintage photos, film, and recordings. Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.




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