Bobby Fischer (August 5th, 1935) is an American country music songwriter and former Nashville recording artist whose songs have been recorded by numerous other artists across six decades. Born in Wilton, Iowa, quit a good day job and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1970 in search of a career in the music business after more than a decade of performing in the Midwest with various country bands, including Bobby Fischer and the Tunesharks, with whom he recorded the single “All Together Now.” He had been signed to Buddy Killen’s Dial record label as an artist in Nashville before moving there, [1, 2] but his career as a recording artist was short-lived. He later found success as a record promoter and producer while still occasionally performing on the road, and became one of Nashville’s best-known songwriters in the 1970s and 1980s.
He married Helen Fischer and they had two children Robbi and Lori. Then he finally found major songwriting success in 1990 with Reba McEntire’s recording of “You Lie,” which he co-wrote with Austin Roberts and Charlie Black, and which went to #1 on the Billboard country charts. Fischer’s songs have also been recorded by George Jones, Conway Twitty, Faron Young, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride, Vern Gosdin, Phil Vassar, BlackHawk, George “Goober” Lindsey and many dozens more. His most recent cut is of his song “Roughneck,” which was recorded by Nashville punk-country band Vladopus9. Personal Fischer is the great-uncle of roots country star Margo Price, who learned to play on a Gibson guitar he gave her.