Bobby Mountain was born in he foothills of northern
Georgia. At an early age he was exposed to a rich musical heritage. He sang in the church
choir as a youngster and Music has been a part of his life from that time on. Bobby earned
a musical scholarship to college while earning his high school diploma and working part
It was during his college years that the lure of the
"business" grew stronger and stronger for Bobby. He and his group enjoyed
moderate success and found themselves opening for such Country Legends as "Ma"
Maybelle Carter, Ernest Tubb, Stonewall Jackson, Faron Young, Jim Ed Brown, Gary Morris,
Ricky Scaggs, Ronnie McDowell, Lester Flat, The Gatlins, and Randy Travis, among others.
For ten years, Bobby performed with the Georgia
Mountain Fair, a 10,000 seat venue. During his tenure with the fair, Bobby opened shows
for every "hot" artist of the time.
During the '90's, Bobby also took a turn at acting. He
eventually received national exposure as a "bad guy" in the Carroll O'Connor
produced, "Heat of the Night". You can still catch Bobby on reruns of the show.
In 1996, the concept of "Genuine Leather" was
born taking the form of a multi-song project. The total original, self produced project is
a tribute to "Freedom" and love of the open road.
"'Genuine Leather' is the result of a lifetime of music, blended with the freedom of
the road, sweetened by the smell of leather, and dedicated to the proposition that all
mankind was created equal... only the ride makes it sweeter."
Genuine Leather is comprised of different styles of
country from ballads to rock, but all include the theme of bikes and being on the road. I
applaud Bobby for demonstrating the positive side of bike enthusiasts. While the term
"Bikers" often carries a negative connotation to it, Bobby's music proves as a
positive influence, as do his deeds and so many other "bikers" who dedicate
themselves to the safety and well being of children.