about B. J. Roberts 2018-05-22T20:56:27+00:00

Who is B.J. Roberts?

B.J. ROBERTS is a living link to the age of Classic Country Music whose life mirrors the wandering path of a country song. He took to the guitar as soon as he could walk, twanging on a stick with a couple of strings attached. The Grand Ole Opry came to the family on the radio and B.J. fell in love with the music of Hank Williams, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. An accomplished musician, he was invited at the tender age of 16 to perform on The CFRA Happy Wanderers Radio Show, hosted by Papa Joe Brown of the famed Family Brown.

A tour in the army was followed by a life split between Victoria and Nashville working with various pick up country bands, fronting wannabe country singers, and singing in bars for nickels and dimes. Through tragedy the loss of his 2 1/2 year old son Gary in 1960 and triumph meeting many of his country idols, B.J. continued his musical dream. Along the way he performed with, opened for or recorded with such notables as Porter Wagoner, Ernest Tubb and his Midnight Jamboree, Charlie Walker, Miss Kitty Wells, David Allan Coe and recorded Buck Owens’ T Buckaroos.

BJ Roberts

One of the most memorable experiences in the summer of 1978, was a personal command performance in his hotel room, requested by the august Luciano Pavarotti who loved country music, passed on the sage advice, “Never give your talents away, people must reward you for entertaining them”. “Your are a very talented man”

Being bilingual, 5 years ago B.J. recorded his adaptation in french to two songs he covered.. 1. Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Help Me Make It Thru The Night “(Aide Moi Vivre Pour Cette Nuit”, and the song, “Reserve Me A Table” “Reserve Mois Une Table” written by brothers Jeff & Jamie McMunn, of smiths-Falls Ontario.

As he turns 80 years young on April 30th ,B.J. will be releasing another of his compositions titled “MY HOME CITY”,along with the recently shot video of the song.

The will also be a one year May 15 2018 to may 15 2019 download contest. Anyone downloading the song “My Home City”, directly from B.J.’s 2 website addresses: www.bjrobertsmusic.com & www.twincountrymusic.com, will qualify to win a $2000.00 Prize on draw date of May 16 2019

When it comes to advice to young aspiring music artist. There is only but one thing to do. “FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS”

They say life is a circle and for B.J. ROBERTS the saying holds true.

For interviews please contact B.J. Roberts at:

Ph-1-866-885-0829-Toll Free

Emails: myhomecity9@gmail.com

bjrobertsmusic@gmail.com

Willie Will You Do One With Me

Willie Will You Do One With Me T-Shirt carries the opening notes of the song about a singer B. J. Roberts wanting his idol Willie Nelson to do a  song with him.

The T-Shirt was designed by B. J.’s wife Winnie.
A twin country music trademark.

Following A Dream

Little did country singer/songwriter B.J. Roberts know that after watching a replay of the Willie Nelson interview on Larry  King Live August 1st, 2010, that his comment to his partner Winnie, of Willie having sung with a lot of singers, and her  response was, “Well, he sure didn’t do one with you, did he?”, was the foundation and idea for the song, “Willie, Will You  Do One With Me”, he had dreamed of writing for years. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, B.J. is an example  that following one’s dream can have great results, no matter how long one waits for that dream to come true.

B.J. has always been a huge admirer of Willie Nelson and it is interesting to note that they share many similar attributes and life experiences.

There are several parallels between Willie Nelson’s and B.J. Roberts’ lives…

B.J’s birthdate falls on the same date, April 30th (B.J. is younger by five years). Although they never met in the 1960’s in Nashville, both were turned down by record companies when it came to pitching their songs to them.

  • Both are singers, songwriters, and entertainers.
  • Both play Martin guitars.
  • Both love to sing a good country-gospel song.
  • Both love to entertain and bring peace and happiness to the world with their music.
  • Family is paramount to both of these men.

Willie remains B.J.’s idol.