Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger / producer / composer, and first call session musician. He’s recorded and  performed on stage with Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush,   Doug Sahm, to name just a few. In 2003 he received a Grammy Award for his string and brass arrangements and violin performances on Freddy Fender’s CD, “La Musica de Baldemar Huerta”.He studied music theory and classical violin at Trinity University under the late Domenic Saltarelli, jazz guitar with Jackie King, and classical guitar with David Underwood.

 

    Bobby's recent featured performances on the new Tru-Country show, (aired on the RFD TV channel) and the Midwest Country Opry have been bringing in rave reviews from Country Music lovers everywhere! Check your local listings for info.

 

    He has performed on Austin City Limits, The Grand Ole Opry, TNN Prime Time, numerous Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnics, and at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He was featured on the "Stars Over Texas" show on C.M.T., along with Vince Gill and Dolly Parton. His performance credits and discography can be found on the Studio pages, and his schedule can be viewed on the Shows page. There are clips and photos available on this site. Bobby also has a number of violin and guitar students.

 

 

BOBBY FLORES AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS TO DATE:

 

September 2016

Josie Award

Traditional/Classic Country

Male Artist of The Year

 

August 2016

Inductee

Northwest Western Swing Society Hall Of Fame

 

July 11, 2015

Inductee

Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame

 

February 2015

"Western Swing Male"

Ameripolitan Music Awards

 

October 2015

Inductee

Country Music Association of Texas

 

October 2014

Nominee

Texas State Artist - "State Musician of the Year"

 

October 2014

Inductee

Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame

 

February 2014

Nominee

Ameripolitan Awards - "Western Swing Male"

 

January 2014

Cowtown Society of Western Music Living Heroes

"Heroes of Western Swing" Award

 

2010 - 2014

Recipient

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant for Non-Profit Groups

 

October 2013

Inductee

Western Swing Society Hall Of Fame

 

September 2010

Recipient

Governor Rick Perry Congratulatory Award

Recognition for 40 Years in the music industry for

Western Swing & Honky Tonk

 

2009

Swingin' West Top 10 Western Swing Single for

"Are You Teasing Me"

 

Nominee

Academy of Western Artists for

"Traditional Country Album"

"Eleven Roses"

 

2007

Inductee

Southern Legends of Entertainment Hall of Fame

 

2007

Inductee

Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame

 

Composed the original music score

"The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez"

Produced by Heyoka Pictures based on the documentary

nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award

in Outstanding Journalism

 

It took top spot for Best Documentary

Mexico City Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival

National Independent Film Festival

El Paso Festival (2008)

 

2005

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"

starring Tommy Lee Jones

Soundtrack featured Bobby's cut of

"I Wonder Who'll Turn Out the Lights"

 

2004

Academy of Western Artists for

"Western Swing Instrumentalist of the Year"

 

Terry Award

"Fiddle Player of the Year"

 

3rd Coast Music

"Male Artist of the Year"

 

Swingin' West Album of the Year

"Just For the Record"

 

Take Country Back

"Top 10 Album of the Year"

 

Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award for

"Western Swing Instrumentalist of the Year"

 

2003

GRAMMY AWARD

Freddy Fender's CD, "La Musica de Baldemar Huerta"

(String and Brass arrangements

violin performances)

 

 

 Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger / producer / composer, and first call session    musician. He’s recorded and  performed on stage with Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush,   Doug Sahm, to name just a few. In 2003 he received a Grammy Award for his string and brass arrangements and violin performances on Freddy Fender’s CD, “La Musica de Baldemar Huerta”.He studied music theory and classical violin at Trinity University under the late Domenic Saltarelli, jazz guitar with Jackie King, and classical guitar with David Underwood.

 

Bobby's recent featured performances on the new Tru-Country show, aired on the RFD TV channel, have been bringing in rave reviews from Country Music lovers everywhere! Check your local listings for info.

 

He has performed on Austin City Limits, The Grand Ole Opry, TNN Prime Time, numerous Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnics, and at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He was featured on the "Stars Over Texas" show on C.M.T., along with Vince Gill and Dolly Parton. His performance credits and schedule can be viewed on the stage page, his discography on the studio page. There are clips and photos available on this site and his musical bio appears below. Bobby also has a number of violin and guitar students.

 

 

October 2014

Nominee

Texas State Artist - "State Musician of the Year"

(Results Pending)

 

October 2014

Inductee

Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame

 

May 2014

Recipient

Governor Rick Perry Cowtown Society of Western Music

Western Swing Hero Award

 

February 2014

Nominee

Ameripolitan Awards - "Western Swing Male"

 

2010 - 2014

Recipient

Texas Commission on the Arts Grant for Non-Profit Groups

 

October 2013

Inductee

Western Swing Society Hall Of Fame

 

September 2010

Recipient

Governor Rick Perry Congratulatory Award

Recognition for 40 Years in the music industry for

Western Swing & Honky Tonk

 

2009

Swingin' West Top 10 Western Swing Single for

"Are You Teasing Me"

 

Nominee

Academy of Western Artists for

"Traditional Country Album"

"Eleven Roses"

 

2007

Inductee

Southern Legends of Entertainment Hall of Fame

 

Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame

 

 

Composed the original music score

"The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez"

Produced by Heyoka Pictures based on the documentary

nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award

in Outstanding Journalism

 

It took top spot for Best Documentary

Mexico City Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival

National Independent Film Festival

El Paso Festival (2008)

 

2005

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"

starring Tommy Lee Jones

Soundtrack featured Bobby's cut of

"I Wonder Who'll Turn Out the Lights"

 

2004

Academy of Western Artists for

"Western Swing Instrumentalist of the Year"

 

Terry Award

"Fiddle Player of the Year"

 

3rd Coast Music

"Male Artist of the Year"

 

Swingin' West Album of the Year

"Just For the Record"

 

Take Country Back

"Top 10 Album of the Year"

 

Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award for

"Western Swing Instrumentalist of the Year"

 

2003

GRAMMY AWARD

Freddy Fender's CD, "La Musica de Baldemar Huerta"

(String and Brass arrangements

violin performances)