We focus a lot on travel as a way to live the "good life." But, KTBS 3's Bob Griffin shows us something different. He shows us how music helps one area man live the good life.
A guitar is a big part of Bobby Primm's good life. He just turned 70 and Primm still has his insurance company which offers legal protection but most importantly, once again like he was doing when Bob first met him in the 60's, Primm is making music.
"I had a band called the Desperados and that band we were together probably 15 to 18 years. I had a car wreck in 2000 and I retired, quit playing music and then last year I got the itching to get back into the music playing" says Primm.
So, with the help of his son who's also in the band, Primm started a new band, true country. He specializes in traditional country music from the past and seniors are the band's main audience. After working his voice and musical talent back into shape, Primm was off and running.
"God has blessed me royally and I want to share my talent with people my age that really don't have the opportunity to hear country music like we play" says Primm. "That's what it's all about, it's not money. It's about the enjoyment that I get right here and I guess I'll keep doing it as long as God lets my health prevail."
As a single, Primm has also developed a circuit of nursing and retirement homes that he plays at on a regular basis; even though it's not what you would call a "money maker."
"I don't realize really any money out of it, it's all about keeping my equipment up and buying my guitar strings and buying my gas" says Primm.
When it comes to one of his appearances at a nursing or retirement home, it's a toss up who enjoys it the most; the audience or Bobby.
"The couple sitting in front of me, they sing along with the songs I do. I see them smiling and she'll reach over and touch his hand. I realize the love they have for each other and the music I play I try to bring them back to years when they were young and they can relive that hour, that minute, that song was in their life. God gives me the talent and I started trying to share it and this has been the most wonderful part of my life" says Primm.
So does the just turned 70 Primm have any thoughts of retiring from his world of music he's created?
Primm says "I will continue to do it as long as my heavenly Father lets me do it."
Bobby Primm, whose good life includes plans for the future to continue making music, not only for his enjoyment, but for others.