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Bob Vogel

Bobby Vogel

Loretta Lynn Enterprises

1997 to present

Bachelor of Music & Music Ed.

Western Michigan University 1988

Band Leader for Loretta Lynn

Lead, Acoustic Guitars,

Five-String Banjo.

Touring With

Loretta Lynn


108 Dennis Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37075 – (615) 826-0474

Bobby Vogel has played Lead, Acoustic Guitars and the five string Banjo, with Loretta Lynn for nearly fifteen years.  Bobby has also sung background vocals in the Loretta Lynn Band.

Bobby has also performed on numerous television shows including the following:

v           The Today Show – New York, New York

v           Austin City Limits – Austin, Texas

v           A & E Live with Loretta Lynn,

Hosted by Joan Lunden Nashville, TN

v           The Grand Ol’ Opry – Nashville, TN

v            Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

v           Ralph Emory Show – Nashville, TN

v           Crook & Chase Nashville, TN

Bobby has played live in Concert with a Variety of different Artists including:

Jack White and The White Stripes                                                                        Lorrie Morgan

Vince Gill                                                                                                                                                 Tanya Tucker

Martina McBride                                                                                                                                    Crystal Gayle

Earl Scruggs                                                                                                                                            Willie Nelson

The Late: Tammy Wynette The Late: Waylon Jennings

George Jones                                                                                                                                           Merle Haggard

The late: Chet Atkins The Late: Ricky Nelson

Bobby Vogel was born and raised in his home state of Michigan.  He began his musical career at 12 years old when he started playing the guitar.  In the same year Bobby was asked to join an international gospel radio program called “Children’s Bible Hour,” where, for the next 4 years he sang and played on over 500 radio stations worldwide.

After graduating high school, Bobby formed his own band fronting a country rock group that toured the United States for the next 10 years.  Bobby’s band played concerts with stars such as Tanya Tucker, the late Ricky Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, the Kingston Trio, and The James Gang with Joe Walsh, to name a few.

108 Dennis Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37075 – (615) 826-0474

In 1982 Bobby decided to further his education and began attending Grand Rapids Community College working on his Associate Degree in Music.  Bobby’s fine playing was recognized right away and he was chosen to receive the “Jimmy Forrest Jazz Scholarship” which paid his tuition in full.  Bobby performed in concert with some Jazz greats including the late Stan Getz.

After earning his Associate Degree, Bobby went on to finish his Bachelor of Music at Western Michigan University, where Bobby graduated with honors.   Bobby was chosen from a field of over 500 students to be included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”.  During this period Bobby performed continually with his band and was awarded a personal letter of recommendation from President Gerald R. Ford for outstanding service to the community.

Upon graduating Bobby continued to front his band and in 1991 decided to move his family to Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon arriving in Music City he immediately found work as a session picker.  His most notable sessions were with Harold Shedd recording with Davis Daniels on the Mercury label.  Due to Bobby’s excellent acoustic work he was asked to join a recording and touring act on the Epic/Sony label.  After touring and recording with this act for two years Bobby came back to Nashville to form a new band and seek his own record deal.

Playing Lead Guitar in a band called Nevada, Bobby and the band won the admiration of Fred Kewely, the late Chet Atkins’ personal manager.  The group signed a contract with Fred, however, after two years of hard work nothing came to fruition and it was time to move on again.

In 1996 Bobby heard that The Coal Miners Daughter, Loretta Lynn, was forming a new band and he sought an audition.  Upon hearing Bobby play Loretta was impressed enough to hire him on the spot.  Bobby has played Lead & Acoustic Guitars as well as the 5 string Banjo with Loretta for nearly fifteen years now.  They are touring the United States and Canada where Loretta is still playing to sold out venues.

In 2008 Bobby was inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame in Delton Michigan.

Besides being an excellent Musician/Guitarist, Bobby is also a great singer.  He has sung Lead tenor and back up vocals for Loretta and many other artists.



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