Bobby Hodge on the Grand Ole Opry (1961)
     Webb Pierce
Another shot of Bobby on the Opry
         Bobby Lord Television Show
         Porter Wagoner
Carl Smith
       Lefty Frizzell
              Roy Acuff
From left to right:
Ron Hodge, Roy Acuff, Richie Hodge, Bobby Hodge, and a member of Roy's band. This photo was taken in Roy's dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry in 1985.
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Visitors since Dec.2000
        Red Foley
         Jerry Byrd
(after a  television appearance)
    Singing on a television show
Performing at his night club in Madison Wisconsin
Bobby on the Ozark Jubilee (1956)
       Cowboy Copaz
         Roy Acuff (1961)
Bobby with Grant Turner on WSM Radio
       Don Gibson
An old friend, George Morgan
Note: Bobby and George used to record on the same recording label, Stop Records in Nashville. They became good friends before George's untimely death.
One of the old cars Bobby and his band used to travel in
          Melba Montgomery
From left to right: Bobby Hodge, Melba Montgomery, Richie Hodge. Melba is another dear friend we recently had the pleasure of working with at local show.
The front and back cover of the Grand Ole Opry program on one of Bobby's appearances May 12, 1962.
Sorry, I scanned these programs and the print got alittle blurry in the reproduction
The inside of the Grand Ole Opry program on May 12,  1962.
A closer view
In case you can't make out the print to the right, This is what it reads:

MARTHA WHITE-------8:00 to 8:30
Jim and Jesse.................................................Theme
Cowboy Copaz,,,,,,..........,,,,Gone And Left Me Blues
Jim and Jesse...................................Stormy Horizons
Jimmy Newman.........Of All The Things You Left Me
Grandpa Jones............................Are You From Dixie
Cowboy Copaz...............................................Alabam
Margie Bowes.......................You're Still Apart Of Me
Bobby Hodge....................................Carolina Bound
Crook Brothers.................................................Liberty
Cowboy Copaz.....Don't Shake Hands With The Devil
Jim and Jesse....................................Closing Theme

BASS COMPACT HOMES--8:30 to 9:00
Porter Wagoner..............................................Theme
Porter Wagoner......................................Ain't It Awful
Roy Drusky...................................There's Always One
Patsy Cline...........................................Imagine That
Archie Campbell...........................................Comedy
Billy Walker........................................Charlies Shoes
Sonny James..........................................Young Love
Patsy Cline.................When I Get Through With You
Porter Wagoner.....................Misery Loves Company

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An old friend, Dave Dudley
Claude King
Duke of Paducah
Duke of Paducah was one of many artists that appeared in Bobby's night clubs in Madison Wisconsin.
Old promo shot of Bobby the "Rainbow Ranger"
Bobby and his "Rainbow Rangers"
Bobby and band at Bobby's club, the Maverick Lounge in Oldsmar Florida. (1972)
(Bobby, Don Moldenhower & Chuck Johnson)
(Harry Kerry, Bob Hodge Jr & Bobby)
(Click photo to enlarge)
(Click Photo to enlarge)
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Bobby Hodge photos from "The Early Years"
Starday Records
Nashville Tenn.
Promo Photo
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Bobby Hodge The "Rainbow Ranger" 1951
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               Ernest Tubb in 1954
  Geri Sorenson/Olsen     Ernest Tubb     Mary Hodge
(Vocalist with Bobby's Band)                          (Bobby's wife)
                           Goldie Hill in 1954
Goldie Hill (b. Argolda Voncille Hill  January 11, 1933- February 24, 2005)
was an American Country Music Singer. She was one of the first women in Country Music, becoming one of the first women to reach the #1 spot on the Country Music Charts, with her 1953 hit "I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes". Along with Kitty Wells, Goldie Hill set the standard for future women in Country Music, like Patsy Cline, Skeeter Davis, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton. (Taken from Wikipedia which can be viewed by clicking HERE)
Here's another shot of Bobby performing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1961.
Also shown is Melba Montgomery playing guitar.
Thanks to Melissa Solomon Barrett (Melba's daughter) for contributing this photo.
* UPDATE: New larger, clearer Opry photo added at bottom of this page.