Gospel performer Bob Bailey was best known in country circles for his work as a backing vocalist, primarily on mainstream artists’ excursions into spiritual and holiday territory.
A popular session singer, he appeared on recordings for Reba McEntire (Rumor Has It, For My Broken Heart), Vince Gill (Let There Be Peace on Earth, High Lonesome Sound), Garth Brooks (Beyond the Season), Dolly Parton (Home for Christmas), and Sawyer Brown (Buick).
He also recorded and toured with Wynonna, and performed with pop artists like Billy Joel and James Ingram.
As a solo gospel artist, Bailey’s most successful recording was I’m Walkin,’ which was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Male Gospel Performance category.
Light Records 1983
Tracks: I Want Jesus, Use Me, Rainy Day Christian, Ebenezer, I’m Walkin’, I Can Do All Things, Since I Met Jesus, Stand, Now I Have A Song To Sing & Poem.
Musicians on the I´m Walkin´ album: Bob Bailey, Paul Jackson Jr., Dennis Belfield, Eddie Watkins, David Diggs, Larry Williams, Jai Winding, Ed Greene, Steve Forman, Jim Coile, Tom Saviano, Charlie Davis, Alan Kaplan, Ron King, Terry Winch, Doug Cameron, Bob Krogstag, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Steve George, Edie Lehman, Myrna Matthews, Marti McCall & Richard Page.
Triangle Records 1981
Tracks: I Love You Lord, New Hope, I Praise You, Did You Know?, Take Me At My Word, I’m Looking Forward, The Devil Is A Liar, Praise The Lord, When They’re Gone They’re Gone, Simple Mind & No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus.
Musicians on the Looking Forward album: Bob Bailey, George Doering, Grant Geissman, Paul Jackson Jr., Leon Gaer, Ken Wild, David Diggs, Clark Gassman, Larry Williams, Ed Greene, Paul Leim, Fred Petry, Dave Boruff, Val Johnson, Bob Shepard, Nelson Hatt, Terry Winch, Rachel Cox, Bobby Glenn, Judy Gossett, Charity McCrary, Howard McCrary, Linda McCrary, Reba & Sharon Ross.