Bob Wood has become something of an Internet sensation the last few weeks ever since the folks at British Audio Service in Nashville uploaded a video of the 80 year old's impromptu performance at their shop.
Not much was known about the viral star until today. According to Melanie Wood Moody, one of Bob's nine children, he was signed as a regular performer at Jamboree USA in Wheeling, WV, in 1970, and performed for ten years.
In 1975 and 1976, he was awarded Entertainer of the Year by Eastern States Country Music Inc. In 2007, Bob was inducted into The Southern Legends Country Music Hall of Fame. He has cut several albums, including Bob Wood Plays It Cool.
Based on a recent Facebook post from Bob, it sounds like the 80 year old is still takin' care of business:
"Hey guys and gals, just a reminder we are having our big Welcome Autumn jam session Oct 18...We make some great music guaranteed! So come on bring your axe and let's wail!"
Don't stop wailing.
Go, Bob, go!