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RT Shoemake, who also writes and performs under the name Bobby Charles, is a musician, songwriter and novelist from Dallas, Texas.

He is a well-known figure on the music scene from Nashville to Dallas, who has published numerous lyrics and now has stretched his chops to include the mystery/romance novel.

Watch for more suspenseful tales from RT Shoemake!


About RT Shoemake

Raised on the soulful streets of South Dallas, it was here that young Robert Shoemake learned about music and life. Though he now resides in Plano, Texas, his heart will forever remain on those hardscrabble streets near Fair Park. Performing as Bobby Charles, he has played for such notables as Jimmy Clanton and Roy Orbison, but is most proud of his time spent touring with the legendary bluesman, Jimmy Reed.

Bobby was also band leader at the world-famous Longhorn Ballroom for eight years, and has performed at almost every supper club, honky tonk, ballroom and night club in the Southwest. His vocal repertoire has grown to include every style of modern music from country to broadway and everything in between, and nobody sings Ray Charles like Bobby does! 

The early 1980’s found Bobby in Nashville as a staff writer with Mel Tillis Enterprises, and several of his songs reached the national charts. His musical catalog was later sold to BMG Music Group, Inc., of Los Angeles, and he continued with them for the next two years. 

After several more years of performing, deejaying and hosting karaoke, RT is now retired from the stage and spends his time at home with his wife, Sue, writing novels.