“Bob Plunkert is a man with a bright future in this business. Whether he chooses to remain part time or to immerse himself in it for his full-fledged living, you can rest assured that he’ll be making some very special music and conducting himself on and off the stage with the highest degree of professionalism.”

—Eddie Stubbs, WSM Grand Ole Opry Announcer, Nashville, Tennessee


In an era of imitations and sound a likes, there comes a refreshing change to the world of country music. Bob Plunkert has gained respect and popularity in performing traditional country music—a genre of music featured by few but requested by many.

Traditional influence from artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Ray Price, George Jones and Johnny Bush is evident in Bob’s music. Thanks to a background in country, bluegrass and gospel, the format featured by Bob and the band has become a favorite at fairs and conventions. Dancers have come to appreciate the blend of two-stepping shuffles along with traditional country ballads. Bob and the band have shared the stage with national artists such as: MARTINA MCBRIDE, PATTY LOVELESS, JEAN SHEPARD, JEANNIE SEELY, JIM ED BROWN, STEVE HALL & SHOTGUN RED, CHARLIE LOUVIN, STONEWALL JACKSON, BILL ANDERSON, VAN HOWARD, BUDDY EMMONS, RONNIE MCDOWELL, GEORGE HAMILTON IV, JUSTIN TREVINO, DIAMOND RIO, GENE WATSON, JAN HOWARD, JOHN ANDERSON, SHENANDOAH, RHETT AKINS, JEFF CARSON, JAKE OWEN, BARBARA FAIRCHILD, MIKE SNIDER, JACK GREENE, HELEN CORNELIUS, TONY BOOTH and others!!

In addition to fronting the group, Bob contributes lead vocals, bass, banjo and acoustic guitar to the show.  Prior to forming the Real Country Band, Bob studied 5-string banjo with Tom Adams?-time IBMA banjo instrumentalist of the year and former member of Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys and the Johnson Mountain Boys.  In 1994, Bob formed the group ‘Real Country?and has since enjoyed a large and loyal group of fans that have embraced the traditional country music featured by Bob and the band.  In October 2001, Bob released a self-produced solo recording project entitled Your Old Standby.  In October 2004, he released a new recording produced in Nashville TN by Grand Ole Opry Announcer Eddie Stubbs; entitled Something Called Happiness.  In addition to a busy show schedule in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and surrounding states, the success of Something Called happiness has made it possible for Bob to appear on the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville TN and various venues throughout central Texas.  In 2005 the new release appeared on the Kickin?Cuts music charts, as published in Country Music People Magazine ?a London, England publication.