Grove is known as one of the most gifted, anointed singers of Gospel music
in the land today. He started his singing career while in the army by
touring with an all soldier show singing Country Music. While on tour
he met Country Music legend Roy Acuff who invited Bobby to come to Nashville,
Tenn. After a short stay in Nashville, Bobby was invited to be a regular
on the WLS National Barn Dance in Chicago, Ill. Bobby was then contacted
by another Country Music legend Red Foley to come and sing on the National
weekly television show called the Ozark Jubilee.
Bobby appeared with such stars as Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, George Jones,
Ray Price, Ferlin Husky, Cowboy Copas, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Faron Young,
Webb Peirce, Brenda Lee, Homer and Jethro, and many, many others. Bobbys
recording career was taking off with his country records being listed
with pick hits in magazines like the Billboard until he came
down sick with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
By now Bobby had married the love of his life Fayette Boggs and they had
one child, Bobby Jr. Because of his illness and his inability to work,
they lost everything they had. In desperation Bobby took a job in a night
club called the Snake Pit. After being trapped in that hell hole
for about three years singing five hours a night, seven days a week, with
all hope gone, a miracle happened. One night as Bobby was getting ready
to perform a young man came into the night club with a Bible in his hand
and asked the owner can I speak to these men about their souls.
The young man was thrown out of the place but the Spirit of God had touched
the heart of Bobby Grove. Bobby went ahead and worked that night but after
closing time Bobby found his way to a preachers house and at about four
oclock in the morning Bobby gave his heart to God.
The next day Bobby went back to the Snake Pit and quit his job. He was
told that hed starve to death because he didnt know how to
do anything but sing country songs and he couldnt do that in Church.
By this time Bobby and Faye had four sons. Bobby Jr., Jack, Danny, and
Jeff. Bobby worked at any kind of job that he could find which meant that
pay checks were small and sometimes far between but Faye went to work
and carried the bulk of the load until another miracle happened. God healed
Bobby. By now Bobby was beginning to get all kinds of offers to get back
into the music business but he decided that he had rather live for God
even if it meant that he had to give up the music that he loved so he
turned the offers down. Then God began to move for Bobby in a very special
The Oak Ridge Boys came to town for a concert and Bobby was invited to
be on the show. That night Bobby realized that there was a place in the
Church for his kind of music. He contacted some of his musician friends
and they agreed to help Bobby record his first album. He had no money
to pay for the studio time or to have any of the albums pressed but the
King recording studio was so impressed with his album that they agreed
to pay the musicians, the studio time, and to give Bobby one thousand
albums for him to sell in his singing engagements. This started a journey
where Bobby Grove became a legend in his own right. He has recorded over
fifty albums and is probably the only gospel singer to have his own record
club where hundreds of thousand have been blessed by his anointed singing.
Bobby traveled the country for years in his large gospel tent and won
thousands of souls to God. His pure country voice singing
under the anointing of the Spirit of God has brought many a sinner to
an altar of prayer. You are in for a real treat if you like the Country
Sound of Gospel Music because nobody does it quite like Bobby Grove.