Johnny Cash: Philip Bauer

Artist Info

Philip started his musical path in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he started winning over audiences and talent contests.

In 1985 Philip won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest, 1st place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his first contract to perform with a 40 piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair. Philip sang with various cover bands through the nineties. In 1996 Philip auditioned and was immediately asked to perform on the Charlie Daniels Talent Round Up on TNN.

In 1997 at Johnnie Highs Country Music Revue Philip left the stage to a standing ovation as the warm up act for superstar Leann Rhimes.

A songwriter in his own right, Philip has had his original music played on over 300 radio stations across Europe. Selective Records out of Nashville marketed his songs to the European market. Listeners and station managers all across Europe faxed enthusiastic reviews to the Nashville label.

In 1998, Philip moved to Branson where he performed to capacity crowds at the Hard luck Diner. Philip received a standing ovation for his guest appearance on the Down Home Country Show.

Philips reputation for entertaining landed him a job entertaining the dinner passengers aboard the beautiful Lake Queen Dinner Cruise. Philip was asked to perform on the Live Late Nite Radio Show at the Grand Country Theatre. The show had many performers from the different shows including Rob Garret of The Legends in Concert.

Philip was a member of the Oklahoma Opry from 1995-2000. In that time he won many awards including Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

Since 2000 Philip has been a cast member of the Rodeo Opry performing with such stars as David Frizzel, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius.

In 2005 Philip was chosen to perform at the 10-year Memorial Concert to remember the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Philip performed to a capacity crowd of 16,000 people with country superstars Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, and Toby Keith.