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Born and raised in the small town of Arichat, Isle Madame, Nova Scotia, Robert began his musical career at an early age. As with many vocalist, Robert began his career as a soloist in his local Roman Catholic church.

By the time he turned 13, he was playing his own accompaniment on the guitar and made his first television appearance on a country show called T.R Ranch broadcast from Sydney, Nova Scotia. This appearance was followed by numerous radio shows and dances with local bands where he would earn $5. - $15. per night.

At 17 Robert joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served his country for 3 years. Again he involved himself in every aspect of musical entertainment, after which he sailed out of Bedford for a short while. Returning home Robert became a regular featured singer on the Olands Saturday Night television show sponsored by Oland's Brewery on CJCB television, Canada.

In later years, He also appeared on The Tommy Hunter Show and Sun Country with Ian Tyson.

 

Robert has recorded a total of five independent albums beginning with Irish & Country Sides of Robert Bouchard in 1967, followed by She's My Lady in 1980.

In 1983 Robert released his much loved album Songs of Audie Murphy, a collection of songs written by Audie Murphy, who was the most decorated soldier of the 2nd World War. He was also an actor who starred in the movie To Hell and Back; the story of his life. Robert was the only artist given the opportunity to record Audie Murphy's songs.

She's My Lady was recorded in Ottawa at Marc Studios & Songs of Audie Murphy was recorded in Nashville by some of Nashville's greatest musicians.

Robert released his fourth album Just Enough Love in 1987 enjoying much success in Canada, United States & abroad.

The much anticipated album Small Town Boy was released in 2005 to the cheers of his many fans. On this CD Robert has written and composed a total of five songs; Small town Boy, You're Always There When I fall, Comin' On Strong, When I'm Not Holdin' You and the very successful  I Don't Hear Merle Haggard Anymore,  a song written for his idol & mentor, the great country singer, Merle Haggard.

Robert has proven he is a great song writer as well as having a unique country voice people never get tired of listening too.

He has enjoyed a large fan base over the years and after 45 years his fans are still there waiting in anticipation for his next album, gig or personal appearance.

Robert has a dynamic stage presence and a sincere personality that makes a crowd feel good and keeps them coming back again and again.

You'll enjoy his rich baritone voice as he sings his own unique style of country music straight from the heart. He has earned the title "Cape Breton's Country Gentleman" because of his constant mild manner and his humble personality.

 

Robert and his late wife, singing partner Giselle, travelled across Canada in 1981 and again in 1983 with their band performing in bars, community legions and concert halls.

The Country singing team of Robert and Giselle Bouchard were one of Nova Scotia's best well-known and loved teams of the 70s and 80s. They played throughout Canada and many parts of the United States.

In late 1989, the duo separated for personal reasons and sadly, in 1999, Giselle passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
 

 

Today, Robert is still performing for his fans on a regular basis. He still enjoys traveling to different venues around Nova Scotia and his fans are still coming to hear him sing. His unique voice has become even richer in the past few years and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

In 2017 Robert released his seventh recording; 'That's what I live For' and what a super CD it is! Of the eleven songs on the disc, Robert penned the lyrics and melody for seven of them. The CD has been a tremendous hit among his fans and Robert has been bombarded with compliments and applause since its release.