Bob Walker has been involved in the music industry over the years in various roles such as executive producer, promoter, manager and performer. Bob started playing the drums at the age of 10 and was a member of a band in Chicago, Critical Mass, which eventually morphed into the band Rock Core.
As a member of one of Chicago’s premier 80’s rock bands from the age of 15, they gigged regularly in the Chicago area as well as regionally. Rock Core had several album releases and was produced by John JCCurulewski(founding member, guitarist, singer and song-writer for Styx).
Bob’s day job has always been in the landscape industry. At the age of 19, he founded Dependable Lawn Care, Inc., which grew to be one of the Chicago areas largest landscape management firms. He resided in Chicago and was married in 1988, raising his two sons.
Divorced in 2010, he then found himself in Nashville embarking on another journey, as Dependable Lawn Care was now working for the Federal Government nationwide on contracts for FEMA, The Dept. of Veterans Affairs, The US Airforce and The US Army – bringing Bob to Nashville in 2012. Throughout his trips in Nashville, he met recording artist and performer Beth Garner. The two formed a partnership and Bob took on management responsibilities. They recorded two albums and in 2017 Beth signed with Sony Red to distribute Snake Farm, produced by Grammy award winning producer Randy Kohrs. Bob and The Music of Nashville producer Mark Oliverius met in 2015 while working on a project for her.
He lived between Chicago and Nashville from 2012-2016 and was regularly exposed to Country and Americana music. Being more of a rocker, he found himself not understanding much of “the country music scene”. Thinking that many people could be in the same situation, he started forming an idea of putting together a show that would not only play some of the best country music ever produced, but also give some history as to how, why or when these hits were written and recorded.
In late 2016 Bob brought his idea to Mark, who was already considering doing something new as he was just ending his 18-year run with Lorrie Morgan. Bob, Mark and Mark’s wife Candace Lucchesi then began bringing the vision to life.
Since then, The Music of Nashville has been on a fast track to becoming one of Nashville’s must-see attractions.
“I can most definitely see this show becoming one of Nashville’s premier attractions. I would also like to take it to other areas throughout the country with my ultimate goal of setting down a version in Vegas”