At the age of 16 growing up in Fouke, Arkansas, Bobby Bowen knew he had a calling on his life to sing Gospel music. Being a fan of the Happy Goodmans and the Hinson Family, his calling was confirmed when he saw them perform live on stage.
In December of 1982 his dream came true when he was offered a job with The MidSouth Boys Quartet as lead vocalist and bassist. After 3 years the group changed direction and became a Christian Country trio and found success with their first top ten song on The Singing News top 40 charts with “Guilty of Loving Me.” The following year not only did the band’s success double with 2 top five songs, “You Did It Again” and “That’s My Child,” but Bobby was also nominated in the top 10 finalists for lead singer of the year at the Singing News Fan Awards. In 1987 and 1988, “City Lights” and “Resting Place” were top five songs respectively.
A recording contract with Word Records in 1989 produced another top 5 song, “Sin Met Grace.” “Tabernacle” was a top ten song in 1990, resulting in a video on CMT and TNN. The band was nominated for a Grammy for Southern Gospel Album of the Year in 1992, and their third CD with Word Records produced another hit on CMT called “You Were At The End of Every Road” that same year.
In 1994 MidSouth signed a recording contract with Warner Alliance, a division of Warner Brothers, and in 1995 their freshman project with the label produced the hit, “Without You (I Haven’t Got A Prayer),” which crossed over different music genres reaching number 27 on Billboard’s Pop charts. A video release to CMT and VH1 also resulted from the crossover hit. The band won a Dove Award in 1995 for “Country Recorded Song of the Year” and that same year they won “Vocal Group Of The Year” at The CCMA Awards.
The members of MidSouth retired and went their separate ways in 1997, leaving time for Bobby to become more involved in his church and start a family.
Bobby, his wife Becky and their children, Grace, Landis, Hope, Faith, and Justis travel full-time in music ministry. Fans are delighted to hear the next generation bring their talents before the Lord.
Friday evening, you can enjoy the Bowen Family at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta TX. The church is located at 404 N Louise Street, and the concert begins at 6PM.
Saturday, you can join the Bowen Family at Spring Hill Baptist Church at 3949 Miller County 7 in Fouke AR.
Both concerts are free, and a love offering will be received. CDs can purchased – make sure you get yours signed by the entire Bowen family!